Slough in the Royal County of Berkshire is a major hotspot for homeowners because of its fantastic location and great connections for commuters. Thinking of moving to Slough? We’ve got you covered in this easy guide to the area.
Slough is a large town located around 22 miles west of London. Originally, the town was a stopping place for transportation between London and Bath. However, Slough remained a village in its own right and became a vibrant and popular place to live with easy access to London and only a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle. Slough has always had ties with royalty and Queen Victoria took her very first train journey from Slough during 1842.
Despite its reputation in The Office for its portrayal as being drab and dreary, Slough is quite the contrary. Job site Glassdoor has named Slough as one of the best places to work in the UK for the third time, due to its large number of vacancies and above average wages.
You won’t be short for green space in Slough it has a great selection of parks, playing fields, and wide-open green spaces. It also has over 96 listed buildings, which includes Godolphin House, the Almshouses at Langley, Ostrich Inn at Colnbrook, Slough Station, and several others.
The town is continually adding to its offering with the creation of new offices and shopping complexes.
Best places to live in Slough
Slough Town Centre: Slough Town Centre offers a large variety of different property styles, most of homes in Slough were built in the 1920s-40s.
You’ll find early 20th century terraces with arched doorways, high ceilings and stunning open fireplaces along The Crescent Road and similar along the Wexham Road. Mock-Tudor detached properties can be found along the London Road, similar semi-detached properties can be found in Stoke Poges Lane, and Sutton Avenue.
A particularly sought-after area is Rambler Lane, with detached post-war properties with driveways. There’s a great selection of flats and maisonettes around the town centre. The town centre is full of vibrancy and has a great range of amenities.
One of the most popular parks is Herschel Park, spanning across 3.5 hectares, with a kiosk, nature reserve, and picnic areas. You’ll be able to take in the wildlife whilst enjoying a bite to eat, relax on the grass, or take a leisurely wander whilst taking in the stunning scenery. The park has been awarded with a Green Flag Award for being one of the best in the UK.
There’s a wonderful range of cafes, restaurants, and eateries as well as shopping destinations in Slough Town Centre.
The property portal Rightmove suggests Slough had an overall average price of £390,893 over the last year. With terraced properties selling for an average of £347,378, semi-detached properties sold for £437,708 on average and flats fetched prices of £220,105.
Langley: Langley is in the suburbs of Slough and is perfect if you want to be on the outskirts of the town. It has a good selection of detached properties and semi-detached properties. Langley Country Park is popular with locals and guests to the area, with a vast selection of wildlife and stunning parklands. There’s also a local train station which offers services to London in around 30 minutes.
Most of the properties sold in Langley during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £374,586. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £517,712, with flats fetching £230,676.
Burnham: Burnham also has a wonderful range of detached houses, as well as semi-detached properties. There’s a local member’s golf club, which is the oldest golf club in Buckinghamshire. The club has a great social scene with various events throughout the year. There are also events throughout the year at the Burnham Park Hall.
During the last year, most of the sales in Burnham were semi-detached properties, which sold for an average price of £462,681. Detached properties sold for an average of £749,255, with terraced properties fetching £362,193.
Things to do in Slough
Black Park is set across 530-acres of woodland, heath, and open space with a 14-acre lake and magnificent trees. There’s an adventure playground complete with a ‘Go Ape’ course which caters for young adventures to teenagers and adults. Whizz through the park on a Segway Tour and experience an exhilarating ride. With miles of stunning woodland trails to be explored, you’ll also see plenty of wildlife on your travels. The park also has an excellent range of facilities, including a café and fully accessible toilets with baby changing facilities.
Langley Country Park
Langley country park is described as one of Buckinghamshire’s best-kept secrets. The park has been linked to the likes of King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Marlborough. It is bursting with colour and is renowned for its magnificent Rhododendrons in its Temple Gardens, which is the site of a former banqueting pavilion. There are dedicated picnic areas and a play garden for under 12’s which is open all year round. You’ll also find a newly refurbished café, as well as accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
An absolute must see is Windsor Castle, it’s a short journey from Slough Town Centre. Windsor Castle is one of the oldest and largest occupied castles in the world. It’s open to visitors throughout the year. It was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and has been home to 49 monarchs since. The Queen often spends her private weekends at Windsor. There are often several exhibitions, courses, lectures, and activities that take place at the castle for the public.
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