Once derided by the poet John Betjeman when it became the site of an early business park, along with 850 factories, Slough has rather unfairly had to struggle to shake off the image of a grimy, depressing industrial - then post-industrial - wasteland. Modern day Slough is full of open spaces, popular with business and a popular place to live. With higher than average wages, it is in a prime location near to London and has excellent access to transport connections.
The large town of Slough lies in the county of Berkshire, west of London. One thing that makes Slough stand out is its proximity to the M4, which helps to make it feasible as a commuting base for London, a little over 20 miles away. London Heathrow Airport is also close by, and there is a direct intercity train link into Paddington Station. This proximity to London, mixed with the pleasant Berkshire surroundings, have brought a lot of big business into the town itself, helping to create demand for serviced apartments in Slough. Companies such as Amazon, Nintendo and Black & Decker have a presence there, while Dulux paints are still manufactured in Slough, an ongoing business.
Although Slough might have a long-standing image as an industrial town, it has a rather impressive 42 parks and open spaces. The town also has a wide range of sports facilities, including an ice rink with its own ice hockey team. The Legoland Resort and Windsor Castle both lie just the other side of the M4, so may be worth a visit while staying in an aparthotel there. The town centre has been undergoing major redevelopment, with over £400 million in total approved for the ongoing work.