Slough and surrounding villages
Our Slough office covers: Britwell, Chalvey, Cippenham, Herschel Village, Manor Park, Salt Hill, Upton Lea, Upton Park and Wexham.
Slough lies just north of the M4 in Berkshire, accessed on the West from J7 and to Slough centre from J6. From the M4 there’s excellent access to the M25, the rest of the motorway network and London Heathrow. Major bus routes link Slough to neighbouring Windsor and to Heathrow Airport, while the mainline station offers services to London Paddington (22 minutes) and to Reading, Oxford, Bristol and the West Country. Slough is also located close to the new Crossrail route which will give direct, rapid rail access to The City.
Transport links make Slough an ideal location for those working in London, but looking for affordable accommodation and it attracts a large number of young professionals and families. Employment prospects locally are excellent with Slough Trading Estate (one of the largest in Europe) housing some 500 companies including large corporates such as Fiat, Centrica and Mars.
A range of primary schools and grammar schools such as Burnham Grammar School, Langley Grammar, Upton Court Grammar and St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar are attractive for families moving to Slough which also has excellent sport and leisure facilities.
There are plenty of open spaces to enjoy the great outdoors with public parks and play areas, sports fields, riverside walks, woodlands, gardens and natural landscapes which, alongside the £450m Heart of Slough investment programme, make Slough a more attractive town to live and work in.
Home to the Slough Jets, Absolutely Ice is a local attraction with plenty to offer from skating lessons to ice karting. Nearby Montem is one of the region’s largest leisure centres with something for the whole family – 3 indoor pools, lane swimming and inflatable fun sessions. Herschel Sports Centre provides an indoor sports hall specifically for cricket and badminton plus an all-weather pitch for hockey and football. Slough is dotted with multi-use games areas designed for informal sports such as football, basketball, and netball. These are accessible to all and open all year round. A number of golf courses can be found locally including the renowned Stoke Park and Iver Golf Club
With 120 shops to choose from there’s bags of choice and high street stores at The Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre. Nearby, Windsor offers a wider range of independent boutiques, cafes and high street stores and, of course, the delights of antique shops and tea rooms across the bridge in Eton.
Black Park (which has featured in many productions from nearby Pinewood Studios) is one of the largest local country parks with 10 miles of paths around the lake and through 535 acres of woods and heathland. Langley Park offers 154 acres of parkland with cycle routes, buggy and wheelchair friendly paths. Boat hire on The River Thames at Windsor is another option for a leisurely day out with a picnic in spectacular countryside.
Slough boasts a number of well-known cafes and restaurants such as Pizza Express and Costa but for fine dining it’s worth looking slightly further afield to Bray, home of The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn. Colnbrook has several popular pubs and restaurants including The Ostrich, La Bettola and The Golden Cross, while an array of restaurants at Windsor are also within easy reach.
Good for: Affordable and accessible with great transport links and grammar schools
Local knowledge: Confectionery heaven – home to Mars!