Nearby car parks
|Reading Broad Street Mall||720||16||Buy||Pre‑book|
|Reading Cattle Market||90||4||Buy|
|Reading Chester Street||60||4||Buy|
|Reading Civic B||170||6||Buy|
|Reading Dunstall Close||47||3|
|Reading Garrard Street||918||6||Buy||Pre‑book|
|Reading Hills Meadow||298||5||Buy|
|Reading Kings Meadow||95||2|
|Reading Queens Road||700||8||Buy||Pre‑book|
|Reading Recreation Road||80||6||Buy|
|Name||Reading Broad Street Mall|
|Name||Reading Cattle Market|
|Name||Reading Chester Street|
|Name||Reading Civic B|
|Name||Reading Dunstall Close|
|Name||Reading Garrard Street|
|Name||Reading Hills Meadow|
|Name||Reading Kings Meadow|
|Name||Reading Queens Road|
|Name||Reading Recreation Road|
Parking in Reading
It’s easy to underestimate Reading as you speed by on the M4. But this ancient location actually has a lot of real gems tucked away, including a medieval abbey, parks, and even an entire Roman town just eight miles from the centre. It also has a highly respected university and is a hub for high tech industries, computing and communications. Reading is a very busy city, which can make parking a real challenge. However, this thriving location is well served by Reading car parks from NCP, with no fewer than 10 car parks providing over 3,000 spaces in the heart of the city.
Points of interest
Find out about Reading’s 3Bs (Biscuits, Beer and Bulbs) at the museum of Reading, or relax in the beautifully restored Fortbury Gardens. Hit the high street for some of the best shopping opportunities in Berkshire, or explore a little further afield and find out about Reading’s Roman past. Scratch underneath the surface and you’ll find a lot going on in Reading. And with plenty of parking available at 10 car parks across the city, it’s easy to find a space whether you’re here for business or pleasure.
Reading University was established in 1892 and was the only UK higher education centre to gain its Royal Charter between the two World Wars in 1929. It has an exceptional reputation particularly in science and technology, which may be why Reading itself has become a hotbed of technological innovation and development. If you’re visiting the university for an interview, lectures or as a guest, NCP Reading car parking is conveniently close by at Queens Road car park, with pre-bookable spaces and season tickets available to cut your parking costs.
Reading Train Station
This is the heart of commuter country, and Reading station takes workers right into the centre of London and out to Swindon, Bristol and the South West. As it’s such a busy station, parking at Reading Station is in high demand. You can cut the cost of your parking and guarantee a space at any of our pre-bookable car parks in Reading, including the conveniently located Garrard Street car park.
Broad Street Mall
Broad Street Mall is at the very epicentre of this modern city, offering a wide choice of retail outlets, some well known high street names and some independent boutiques. You won’t have too far to carry your bags back to the car either, with the multi-storey Broad Street Mall NCP Reading car park adjoined to the centre. Here you’ll find plenty of spaces available, including Blue Badge disabled spaces conveniently close to the exit point to the centre.
While it might be a modern, thriving city, Reading also has plenty of natural resources, including the River Thames running through it. Right next to the river is the stunning Christchurch Meadows, a large public park that also hosts festivals and events all year round. Park at Hills Meadow or Kings Meadow car parks and enjoy a day relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
Reading’s history goes all the way back to the Romans, and the settlement on the banks of the River Thames has always been strategically important. You can learn about the city’s wealthy past and its progression through the ages into a modern hub of technology and engineering at its museum, right in the heart of the city. Park at Garrard Street or Queens Road car parks and you’re just a few minutes’ walk from this excellent museum.
The Hexagon is the hub of the Reading Arts scene. Home to everything from comedy and pantomime to serious drama, dance and music, it offers visitors a packed programme of events all year round. Its distinctive shape makes it an interesting venue to visit, too. If you have tickets booked then park at nearby Broad Street Mall or Reading Civic B car parks and you’ll be in your seats in plenty of time for curtain up.
The Oracle Reading
With over 80 stores including international names, high street familiars and some you may not have encountered before, The Oracle is one of the city’s most eclectic and striking retail centres. It’s also got plenty to keep you entertained too, with cinemas and regular events, as well as some excellent eateries. From snacks to sumptuous meals, blockbusters to bargains, you can have an entire day out at the Oracle. Reading car parks provide excellent and pre-bookable convenience close by, including Queens Road car park and the large Reading Civic B (a pay and display car park).