Bracknell has an interesting history as a 'new town' and continues to grow with the times. On the western edge of Greater London, it’s a very convenient commuter town as well as having a busy working life of its own.
It’s benefitted from a considerable regeneration project, bringing this not-so-new ‘new’ town, right up to date and providing a home to some of the UK’s big companies and businesses. That’s always a good sign for everyone else and a new home here will have all the advantages of a good transport network, a 600,000 sq ft shopping centre, large leisure centre and sports and entertainment venues.
Bracknell has some upmarket neighbours in Windsor and Ascot, but this Berkshire town is down to earth and practical. It offers excellent amenities to its residents, great transport links to its commuters, and plenty of fun for its children.
The M4 is 6 miles away via the A329(M). From there, the journey by car to the M25 takes just over half an hour. The M3 is the same distance away to the south. Closer to home, Reading is about 12 miles away and Woking is just a little further than that, 13 miles away. This is a good location for routes to Farnborough, Guildford and Slough. The town’s railway station is on the Waterloo to Reading Line, making it so convenient for work travel. For international travel, Heathrow is just 13 miles away.
Sport and leisure
Bracknell’s Coral Reef Waterworld is a hit with families throughout the area, so it’s a great asset to have on your own doorstep. There’s a large leisure centre too, along with golf clubs, tennis clubs and plenty of other sporting options. For rainy days, the Odeon multiplex 10-screen cinema and entertainment complex at The Point will come in handy, as will the 12-screen cinema at The Lexicon. For a special treat and a full day out, Thorpe Park is 13 miles away.
Out of town
For a bit of nature and green space, the Swinley Forest, the Barossa Nature Reserve, and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer walks, bike trails and head space as well as green space. The Chiltern Hills on the other side of Reading is another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore and you can dip down to Henley on Thames for lunch by the river.