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Travel & Accommodation

However you plan to attend Pride, it's always best to arrive in style! There are numerous ways to travel to Reading Pride given our location we're just a short distance from Reading town centre.


Pentahotels, Reading

When we were kids we dreamed of growing up to not be like other hotels. We're proud to be the black sheep of the hotel world, because black sheep come in all the colours of the rainbow.

Reading Pride is a great reason to stay, and there are tons more in the heart of Berkshire's royal heritage. We're located near Reading University, great shopping and the beautiful Thames Valley countryside.

It isn't easy to get out of the hotel. No, the doors don't get stuck. It's the cool d'cor, the chilled attitude, the great services and the yumtastic food. Before you even get as far as your fabaroomy room.

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Travelling to Reading

Google Map

1. Reading Pride Festival; 2. Parade Starting Point; 3. Hill's Meadow Car Park

Arriving by Train

We're just a short walk from the train station and easily located from the main entrance of the train station, turn left and head down Forbury Road towards the roundabout. Turn left again and head under the bridge until the next roundabout. If you can't hear the event by now, then just turn right at this roundabout and you'll arrive at King's Meadow.

Plan Journey

Arriving by Bus

Route 28 stops right outside King's Meadow. Otherwise take another route into town - it's just a short walk. Check the Reading Buses website to plan your journey to Pride.

Parking at Pride

Travel Update: If you are travelling by car and plan to park at Hills Meadow Car Park, please note there is a diversion if travelling northbound (from Reading up George Street) due to essential gas works on George Street. The diversion takes you over Caversham Bridge onto Gosbrook Road. Delays expected. Hills Meadow Car Park is open as usual.

We have disabled parking available on site for blue badge holders but no public parking on site. Please follow signs for the traders entrance and have your blue badge ready to show to security at the gate.

Alternative Car Parks: