Reading is the county town of Berkshire, a county to the west of London. Reading's benefits from an excellent rail service to the capital and good road connections to major towns such as Basingstoke, Bracknell, Swindon and Maidenhead.
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Reading itself is home to around 150,000 people, with many more living in the surrounding urban area. Its growth as a city has been helped by its central location - it has become a popular choice of base for high-tech companies and other businesses in recent years and has benefited from considerable inward investment.
The River Thames and River Kennet meet in Reading, providing a number of pleasant riverside locations within the urban area. That it is the meeting place of two rivers is probably one of the reasons that a sizeable settlement originally developed in this location, too.
Reading has a long history. At the time of the Domesday Book, it had a recorded population of 600 people. 250 years later, in medieval times, Reading became the home of a major monastery, Reading Abbey, which was founded by Henry I in 1121. By the 18th and 19th century, Reading had developed into a major industrial centre - thanks in no small part to the benefits of having two navigable rivers running through it, on which cargo could be transported.
Today's Reading is a modern city that's home to a wide range of people and businesses. Van hire in Reading is easily available from a range of local suppliers, each offering a good choice of rental vans: