MaidenheadMaidenhead is a large riverside town in the county of Berkshire in the South East of England. It has a population of just under 75,000 people.
The constituency of Maidenhead and Windsor is the most affluent area of the UK, with house prices often exceeding those of Central London. Its position on the River Thames, surrounded by beautiful countryside, and close proximity to the capital, Oxford and Windsor is unrivalled making it a gold-mine for commuters. It is one of the safest Conservative seats in the UK (its Member of Parliament is the Prime Minister, Theresa May).
Like many towns, Maidenhead has lost some of its historic charm, and the town centre is a little uninspiring and overdeveloped in some parts. It does however retain some handsome 18th- and 19th-century buildings. The area near the river, locally known as Maidenhead Riverside, however, is a picturesque contrast to this, offering stunning views of the Thames and Chiltern Hills, along with scenic walks towards the villages of Cookham, Marlow, Bray and Windsor and Eton.
By trainMaidenhead station is on a major train line from London Paddington to Reading, with Reading also providing connections northward and good connections to The West Country.
Maidenhead is to be connected the Crossrail in 2019 which will provide faster connections to East London.
By carMaidenhead is situated on Junction 8/9 of the M4 providing fast connections both East to London and west to Wales. There is also the A404 which connects Maidenhead to the M40 in 15 minutes, allowing good connections north.
By planeGenerally, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the best flight connection from Maidenhead. It's a 20-minute drive down the M4 or a 1-hour train journey.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is also popular, as flights there are often cheaper. However, the hour-long car journey is the best way for getting to the airport, so taxi costs may be incurred.
By TaxiThere are a few reputable taxi services in Maidenhead like Maidenhead Taxis & Minibuses U want & On-Time to name a few, they will pickup and drop off locally and nationally 24hrs a day.
There are good bus links, you can get most buses from Frascati Way in the town centre, or near Boots on the high street.
Maps & Guides of Windsor & Maidenhead page contains maps for the area, including cycle routes and local facilities.
Maidenhead Railway BridgeThe famous railway bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Boulter's Lock and Boulters IslandA great spot for walks amongst relatively tame squirrels and views of Maidenhead Weir. There is also a small hotel/restaurant on the island.
address: York RoadIt is the oldest continuously used senior football ground in the world.
phone: +44 1628 780555address: 18 Park St, Maidenhead, SL6 1SLVisit the heritage centre to discover the town's fascinating history.
phone: +44 1628 788997address: Altwood Rd, SL6 4PFInvestigate the arts centre, which contains a theatre and arthouse cinema.
phone: +44 333 014 4501address: 42-44 King St, SL6 1DYThere is a mainstream cinema in the town centre.
phone: +44 1628 685333address: Holmanleaze, SL6 8AW
phone: +44 345 129 6804address: Grenfell Place, SL6 1HJ
The town centre is a fairly typical one, containing most high street shops, including Next, Virgin Megastore, Boots, Superdrug, Marks and Spencer, and TopShop.
phone: +441628 783746address: Nicholsons Ln, SL6 1LB
phone: +44 844 567 2537address: 24 Kings Walk, SL6 1LB
Indian restaurants are well recommended. There are also decent Thai and Chinese restaurants.
phone: +44 1628 624100address: 5 Windsor Rd, SL6 1UZ
phone: +44 1628 620691address: Ferry Rd, Bray, SL6 2ATA 3-star Michelin restaurant - the first outside of France.
phone: +44 1628 580333address: High St, Bray, SL6 2AQAt one time, the second best restaurant in the world according to Caterer magazine.
Surrounding villages and suburbs have some excellent ancient pubs. Non-chain bars include Phatz Bar, good for live music, as well as Coco bar.
- Rooms to rent in Maidenhead - Thieves Garden self-catering apartment for short term lets. Thieves Garden provides well-equipped accommodation.
phone: +44 871 942 9053address: Manor Ln, SL6 2RAThe hotel in Maidenhead also provides leisure facilities including a pool, spa, and gym.
- Cookham — a picturesque village between Maidenhead and Marlow. It is a traditional English country village with a hugely popular gallery and excellent but expensive restaurants. Trains link Cookham with Maidenhead every hour. Or walk there along the river, about 1 hour.
- Marlow — an attractive town at the NW.