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Maidenhead

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Windsor
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1RF

Tel: +44 (0)1753 743900

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The River Thames, Maidenhead

Maidenhead is famous for it excellent travel links. It is situated on the main rail and road routes between London and Reading and lies on the famous Great Western Railway, famously designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  The town centre is only a short walk from the train station with all shops, restaurants and leisure facilities within a 5 minute walk. There are good bus links, you can get most buses from Frascati Way in the town centre, or near Boots on the high street.

The town centre has a range of over 300 shops from the well known shops you would expect to many independent stores for that something different. The Nicholsons Shopping Centre offers lots of choice under one roof and along with the rest of the town ensures Maidenhead offers you all you need in a convenient and compact location.

Maidenhead boasts excellent leisure facilities including a cinema, the Magnet Leisure Centre and Tenpin Bowling. For an opportunity to discover the past of Maidenhead, the Heritage Centre is a must with regular exhibitions and talks on the towns past. For those wishing to explore the arts and culture you can discover the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, just a 5 minute drive away from the town centre. Norden Farm offers a packed programme of theatre, dance, comedy, visual arts, music and film as well as the Norden Farm Café Bar which offers an excellent selection for a pre-show meal.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town centre whether you want a three-course meal or a quick snack. The selection includes pubs, cafes, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants. Just down the road is one of Britain's culinary capitals, the village of Bray. This village contains the Roux Brothers' Waterside Inn as well as Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, which is currently the second best restaurant in the world according to Caterer Magazine (2009) and Giancarlo Caldesi's Caldesi in Campagna.

The town's nightlife has both independent and well known pubs and clubs including venues with live music, relaxed wine bars, traditional pubs and funky clubs. The Lloyds Wetherspoons branch in Maidenhead (The Greyhound) is featured in a CAMRA drinking guide and offers lovers of ale a great and ever changing line up of taps.

What's Nearby

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  2. Maidenhead Golf Club

    Established in 1896 Maidenhead Golf Club is a mature course set in lovely rolling parkland where...

    0.62 miles away
  3. Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

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    1.24 miles away
  4. Bray Marina Ltd

    Bray Marina is situated in a country park setting, providing berth holders with a delightfully...

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  2. Maidenhead Commons and Cock Marsh


    An historic landscape full of natural beauty

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  3. Dorney Court

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  4. Dorney Lake

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  5. Cliveden


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  10. Dorneywood House & Gardens


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