Situated approximately 30 miles west of the capital with superb connections to London, Bracknell offers the perfect balance between the peace and tranquillity of outer city living and the vibrant city streets, attractions, and bustling business hubs of central London.
An ideal location for young families and professionals looking for a base that isn’t as hectic as inner city living, but still within easy reach of London, Bracknell is renowned for offering homeowners much more for their money than neighbouring towns and districts.
When it comes to relocating, there’s an awful lot to think about, especially if you have a young family. From checking out the range of schools in the vicinity, through to ensuring that the area is well served by reliable transport links, laying the foundations for your future can be an exciting yet incredibly daunting task!
With this in mind, it certainly pays to do you research before settling in a new neighbourhood.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve created a guide outlining just some of the reasons why Bracknell is a great place to play, live and work.
Conveniently located between the M3 and the M4, Bracknell is 30 miles from the heart of London, 11 miles from Reading, and approximately 10 miles from Windsor.
An ambitious town offering a high standard of living, Bracknell is home to a variety of high performing primary and secondary schools, a great selection of shops, restaurants, and cafes, and lots of things to see and do.
There are a huge variety of family friendly things to see and do Bracknell.
From the hugely popular Coral Reef Waterworld, through to South Hill Park, a multi-purpose entertainment venue set in a fabulous mansion house, you’ll find a great choice of attractions, leisure facilities, and green open spaces, right on your doorstep.
The John Nike Complex is also based in Bracknell. With a dry ski slope, ice rink, and toboggan run, this popular attraction is a fantastic place to get your adrenaline fix.
Of course, with central London being only 30 miles away, the many sights and sounds of the capital are also within quick and easy reach.
When it comes to making plans for the future and moving to a new area, it’s important to check out the neighbourhood’s schools and colleges.
The good news is that Bracknell is home to a great choice of high performing schools and colleges, including primary schools such as Birch Hill Primary and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary.
Secondary schools in the area include Garth Hill College, Bracknell and Wokingham College, as well as Ranelagh CE.
Bracknell is a home to a great range of places to eat, drink, and socialise. Throughout the town you will find some fantastic restaurants, pubs, and bars where you can eat, drink, indulge, and socialise with family and friends.
And, if you can’t go a week without getting your shopping fix, you’ll be pleased to hear that this vibrant town is also home to plenty of shopping facilities, including The Lexicon. With more than 100 fashion and beauty brands on site, as well as a 12-screen cinema and a great choice of restaurants and cafes, The Lexicon offers the ultimate shopping and dining experience – all under one roof.
From ladies’ and men’s fashion through to footwear and jewellery stores, you will be able to browse popular fashion outlets such as Accessorise, Cath Kidston, Fenwick, H&M, New Look, Next and many more popular high street shopping destinations.
Getting around Bracknell is incredibly easy! Bracknell is close to both the M3 and M4 motorways and is only a 35-minute drive from London’s Heathrow airport, meaning that both car and air travel is easily facilitated.
It is well served by two mainline railway lines, providing a quick and easy route into London Waterloo from either Bracknell or Martin’s Heron train stations. These train journeys take an average of an hour for travel, so make the perfect commuting route for people working up in London.