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"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."

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"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."

Hello and Welcome to Our Expatriate Community in Reading!

A warm welcome to our expat community in Reading! If you're planning to relocate to this historic English town in Berkshire, you've come to the right place for information from expats already residing there. The answers to all your questions are here at your fingertips; you can ask people already residing in Reading, which dates back to the eighth century and is home to the historic monastery, Reading Abbey. Once you arrive in Reading, you can attend events and join groups to meet like-minded international people and start feeling at home.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Vienna or Geneva.

Join Our Exciting Events in Reading

Attend our monthly events and activities for Reading expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Reading Expat Guides

  • Moving to Reading

    With many foreign businesses investing in the area, it is not surprising that Reading has attracted many expats and therefore has a cosmopolitan, welcoming environment. This guide briefs you on the most important aspects of preparing your move to Reading, such as housing and accommodation.
  • Living in Reading

    Situated just 40 miles (approx. 65 km) west of London, Reading is a prosperous town with much to offer for newcomers to the area. The combination of a great infrastructure, a successful local economy, a vibrant atmosphere and excellent schools make life in Reading an attractive option for expats.
  • Working in Reading

    The UK is a very popular place for expatriates, with an estimated 2 million expats currently working in the UK as a whole. Not far from London, the city of Reading is one attractive destination for expats to work. Find essential info on the job market, job hunting and taxation below!

Exchange Tips about living in Reading

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Reading expat forums.

Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Reading

Reading is a commercial center in southern England, hosting the headquarters of a number of British companies such as the insurance giant Prudential and the UK offices of international businesses, such as Microsoft and Wrigley. It is also a major retail center, boasting three national department stores, two shopping malls, three smaller shopping arcades, a host of smaller retail stores, and business and retail parks on the outskirts. The town is also host to the famous, annual Reading Festival, a giant live music extravaganza, while there are several theaters and places of interest, such as the famous Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, commemorating the 328 officers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who lost their life in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Prague or Zurich, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends and Grow Your Network of Expats in Reading

Find out all you need to know about your new life by joining InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad. Our members go through a careful approval process and respect our guiding principles of open communication, honesty, and friendly and helpful behavior. This means that you can rest assured that all of your interactions with our members, both online and offline, will be conducted in a safe and welcoming environment. You can attend our large community-wide social and networking events or join our smaller groups suited to your own hobbies and interests, such as golfing, dining out, or movies.