Wokingham serviced apartments are based in a historic market town within the county of Berkshire. Lying just west of London, corporates visiting Wokingham can enjoy the town’s accommodative approach towards commuter lifestyle.
Wokingham, both its own town and within the Borough of Wokingham, is in the county of Berkshire around forty miles west of London’s centre and around fifteen miles east of Reading. Its transport connections are strong, based close to the M4 motorway and London Heathrow airport. Our serviced apartments in Wokingham also provide easy access to the town’s main train station based on both the North Downs and Waterloo to Reading line.
Although an idyllic commuter town with strong links to Reading and London, local business in Wokingham is prosperous, revolving primarily around engineering, the service sector and software development. After all, the Wokingham area and its approximate 45,000 population are considered amongst the most affluent in the UK. This is perhaps why both the town and borough have become popular for commuters looking to stay in Wokingham corporate housing.
Wokingham’s economic prowess is often reflected in statistics which cover the lifestyles of the locals within the entire Wokingham Borough. For example, Wokingham has the lowest unemployment rate in Berkshire (2.9%) and the seventh lowest unemployment rate across 650 English constituencies. Of those who are employed, more than half are employed in managerial, senior official, professional and technical roles.
The future is bright for the next working generations too. The Borough of Wokingham residents are better qualified than the British population as a whole. Only around 3% of Wokingham’s population do not hold any qualifications. A highly qualified population also naturally translates to higher wages. Consequently, the residents of the Borough of Wokingham earn more than the UK average. The strong economy allows the local population to prosper and this is encouraging for those looking to relocate to the town and planning stays in Wokingham corporate accommodation.
The Thriving Places Index, which assesses locations across England, found that the people of Wokingham are amongst the happiest. The borough scored well in indicators such as health, sustainability, equality and work. It is results such as these which attract corporates and global businesses to relocate here. They can join the approximate 8,500 businesses already in Wokingham, including international companies such as Oracle and Microsoft. There is also the University of Reading, one of the best educational institutions in the county.
Corporations such as these prove Wokingham’s business capabilities. They ultimately attract corporates to the town where they can happily reside and commute to their workplaces across the borough. Booking Wokingham extended stay apartments means relocating corporates can spend as long as they need in the Berkshire town in order to complete their business schedule or fully transfer their company to the area.
The history of Wokingham and its borough is long, yet relatively undocumented. The town’s name supposedly derives from the Saxon tribe, the Woccingas, who settled in and around the area centuries ago. From then, information about the town is this vague, until 1219 when Wokingham was granted market town status. To this day the market still thrives, with a Farmers Market held in the town once a month. Following the market’s first integration into society, the next centuries saw Wokingham became well known in several distinctive industries. These include bell foundry, silk production and cottage industry. Around this time, Wokingham was also granted a town charter.
Many of the significant buildings and roads from the time can also still be found today. This includes the All Saints Church, the Town Hall, Lucas Hospital as well as the High Street, where Board Street and the Terrace belong and still exist. Visitors to the historic market town can appreciate how far all these attractions have come. They can also only be a short walk from the comfort of their home from home Wokingham furnished housing.
Despite the business prominence associated with Wokingham, the town also benefits from a range of nearby attractions and places to relax. First, it should be said, that those enjoy a round of golf are in for a treat when visiting Wokingham. The Sand Martins Golf Club, Wokingham Family Golf Course, the Downshire Golf Complex, Bearwood Lakes and Billingbear Park are spread across the town and borough, fulfilling the needs of every golf enthusiast.
These are not the only nearby green spaces though. The Dinton Pastures and California Country Parks are well worth exploring. Both sites, covering 100 hundred and 335 acres respectively, offer scenic walks, ample opportunities to wildlife-watch and chances to enjoy activities such as zip wires, boat hires and open-air cinemas. There is something for everyone at these country parks, whether visitors are after active family fun activities or a bit of relaxation. In fact, these sites are tourist favourites with just under 2,000 people visiting Dinton Pastures each weekend. Thus, this proves the need for Wokingham short term accommodation to help guests visit comfortably.
As great as these sites are, anyone can also always just stroll or take a quick drive down to the Howard Palmer Gardens and the Keephatch Park Nature Reserve, where there is plenty of room to unwind and appreciate the local nature and tranquillity. These are also complimented by the array of proximate shops, pubs and restaurants within the town centre. They collectively help to create an overall sense of diversity and mixture of things to do and see in Wokingham. Ultimately, wherever both corporates or tourists wish to wind down and relax, our Wokingham furnished short lets can place guests within easy walking distance of any attraction.
All in all, SITU's Wokingham serviced apartments afford a variety of accommodation, with apartments of different sizes, beautifully furnished to provide business travellers with suitable living rooms and space for their stay. These can include fitted kitchens, open plan dining rooms, en suites, double bedrooms or whatever guests feel suit their requirements. Wokingham temporary housing provides a cost-effective and flexible solution for those staying longer in the beautiful market town.
Around a forty minutes’ drive northeast of Wokingham via the M4, Heathrow is easily the closest international airport to the town. This major airport is the busiest in the UK and enabling air travel to hundreds of destinations across the globe.
Alternatively, business travellers may wish to travel to-and-from Wokingham via Southampton and London Gatwick airports, which are both around fifty miles from the town to the southwest and southeast respectively. Wherever corporates wish to fly from, upon request, guests staying in Wokingham temporary housing can have a taxi transfer arranged to-and-from their accommodation to the airport of their choosing.
Sat on the junction of the North Downs Line and the Waterloo to Reading Line, Wokingham Train Station serves more than two million passengers each year. Across these two lines, the station and its train operators, South Western Railway and the Great Western Railway, allow passengers to travel as far as Reading, London Waterloo and Gatwick Airport.
Other train stations outside the town of Wokingham, but within its borough, include Winnersh and Winnersh Triangle, Early and Crowthorne. Reading and its main train station is also a few stops west of Wokingham and around twenty minutes away by car.
Wokingham’s nearest underground stations are based in Uxbridge and Heathrow Airport, both between twenty and thirty miles east of the town.
Reading Buses, Courtney Buses, Horseman Coaches and Stagecoach all operate bus services which run through Wokingham and to farther areas across the borough and beyond.
There are hundreds of bus stops across the town and borough to help ensure locals and visitors are never far from a convenient bus service, but the bulk of routes through Wokingham stop at Wokingham Railway station as an interchange stop.