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How's Reading, UK?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Robust, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    How's the place Reading in the UK? I was looking at places in the UK to live, the place I live in atm I don't like too much. Reading didn't seem all too bad. Anyone here live there? How is it?

    I think the XF team do, I may be wrong, @Kier @Mike @Ashley
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Kier and Ashley live in Reading. I believe Mike used to, he lives in Glasgow now.

    I have been to Reading a long time ago. Realistically, it's just another UK city. I'm sure it has its unique properties and within it I'm sure it has good and bad areas (as with any place), but I'm also sure it won't differ too much from most other places in the UK.
     
  3. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    It's meh, like most of this country.
     
  4. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's never going to be like going to another country but some places in the UK are significantly better compared to some others.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...best-places-to-live-in-England-and-Wales.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...se-are-the-best-places-to-live-in-the-UK.html

    Reading didn't seem too bad in them articles. The latest one was in that new News app for iOS, which is kinda how I came across it. A lot of the UK is similar, done quite a bit of travelling myself, but some places are really bad while compared to some others which seem pretty nice. Where abouts do you live, if you don't mind me asking?

    lol, yeah
     
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Loughborough, Leicestershire
     
  6. Harpers Tate

    Harpers Tate Well-Known Member

    Mainly, I suspect, because it's an easy commute by rail to London, it's an expensive place for property. As UK clone towns go, it's OK. But unless you have a lot of cash and/or need the proximity to London, there are other places that have more character and yet are cheaper.
     
  7. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's a bit old looking right, but that's like a lot of places in the UK, houses look old.
     
  8. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    For some reason I thought you lived somewhere else, but you're only a 45 minute drive from me lol

    Funny anecdote. An American couple once stopped me and asked for directions to "Loogie Boroogie". After long minutes of trying to figure out what the hell they were talking about, we discovered they were trying to get to Loughborough. From that point on, Loughborough has been renamed Loogie Boroogie any time I have to mention it :D
     
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  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, not far :)

    I've heard that anecdote before except it was an Austrlian couple and they asked for directions to "Looger Beroogah" ;) It is also what we call it. Or, you know, just "Luffbra".
     
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  10. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's a common error for anyone not from Britain and used to our weird ways of spelling things :D But then, saying that, you wouldn't think Alfreton (where I am) would be difficult to say but the locals (which I'm not, I moved here 10 years ago lol) call it Often. Hello, there's an A, an L and an R in there!!!
     
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  11. vanucci

    vanucci Active Member

    Come to Manchester. It's beautiful and rains a lot.
     
  12. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    There is NO PLACE like The Peoples Republic of Geordieland... Newcastle.

    A laid back pace to life up here in the North East of England , we do NOT have NO GO AREA's and No problem with gangs.
    The natives are friendly and welcoming..

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  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I used to cross that bridge twice a day, to get to work and back.
     
  14. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Psh, yeah right. Crime on every corner. https://www.police.uk/northumbria/E6/crime/
     
  15. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I live in Newcastle, lol
     
  16. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    I have drove over it a zillion times myself Brogan... Really is God's Chosen County up here..
     
  17. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Though that particular area with the bridge looks way better than where I live, very nice.
     
  18. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I dunno about that part lol.
     
  19. vanucci

    vanucci Active Member

    Geordie shore. Nuff said lol
     
  20. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Beautiful!
     

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