Accommodation near Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading
Accommodation Near Royal Berkshire Hospital
About Royal Berkshire Hospital
The Royal Berkshire Hospital is Reading’s state-of-the-art NHS medical facility providing over 1,000 beds to maintain the health and wellbeing of the local community in Reading and its surrounding area. The hospital is famous for its iconic building, which was designed in the local architect and builder Henry Briant back in 1839. Employing over 5,000 staff and with an annual budget of £228 million, Royal Berkshire Hospital also has a wide-ranging research and development arm, which in recent years has been making advancements in treatments for child anxiety, as well as being at the forefront of implementing innovative AI treatment for stroke patients. The hospital also has an on-site museum containing over 3,000 artefacts relating to medicine, surgery, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and dentistry, with examples dating back to the 1600s.
Address: London Rd, Reading RG1 5AN
Getting to Royal Berkshire Hospital
Royal Berkshire Hospital is one of the south of England’s main medical facilities outside of London, with a wide catchment area. It also benefits from being close to Reading’s main urban area, making it easily accessible by several means. Several nearby train stations offer direct bus services to the hospital:
- Reading - The town’s main train station is in the town centre and is just 4 minutes away from Royal Berkshire by bus. It is also within walking distance.
- Reading West - As the name suggests, the station is to the west of the town centre and sees arrivals from the west country. It offers a direct bus route taking around 25 minutes.
- Earley - The closest station outside of Reading town centre, the hospital can be reached in twenty minutes by bus. Alternatively, the walk takes approximately 35 minutes.
- Twyford - located to the north-east of Reading, there is a direct bus route between Twyford and Royal Berkshire, with a journey time of around 35 minutes. Twyford is also a good option for drivers who prefer to avoid Readings traffic system.
Top Trending Serviced Apartments Near Royal Berkshire Hospital
Anyone visiting Royal Berkshire hospital, be they patients of medical professionals, will no doubt wish to find the most comfortable accommodation possible, with the minimum amount of stress. This is where serviced apartments can really be a blessing, as they offer a home-from-home environment, with additional benefits including a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment systems and free Wi-Fi. TheSqua.re’s offering of accommodation near Royal Berkshire Hospital often serves as emergency accommodation and housing for those who need easy access to the facility. This can include visiting family, outpatients looking to stay closeby or locums covering an emergency.
Some examples of the Squa.re’s serviced apartments near Royal Berkshire Hospital include:
- Faculty Apartments.
- Projection West.
- Bear Wharf.
- Sussex House.
- Tamar House.
- Riverside House.
- Hunters Wharf.
Cost of Accommodation Near Royal Berkshire Hospital
The cost of housing near Royal Berkshire Hospital will, of course, depend on the size and format of the property. It should be noted that the rates for short-term lets can also fluctuate according to season. As a general guideline, rates in Reading will average around £100 per night for a 1 bedroom apartment, rising to between £110 and £150 for a 2 bedroom property.
However, it is often possible to secure special rates for visiting medical staff and serviced apartments often offer much better value than the standard private rental market due to their additional services and the inclusion of utilities as standard.
Things to See and Do Near Royal Berkshire Hospital
Being more or less in Reading town centre, there are plenty of things to see and places to unwind close by Royal Berkshire Hospital, including:
- Reading Museum.
- The Oracle Centre.
- Reading Abbey.
- The Museum of English Rural Life.
- Caversham Court.
- Prospect Park.
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