About the facilities

On campus, we offer the best possible facilities in a vibrant and welcoming environment!

Whatever your area of interest, we offer the specialist facilities you’ll need to get the most out of your time with us, including creative art workshops, recording studios, performance spaces, a TV studio, theatre, garage, construction centre and fully-fitted training kitchens.

Your learning is guided by expert tutors in dedicated and well-equipped workshops and learning zones, kitted-out with the latest technology including Apple TVs, Macs, PCs, iPads, laptops, and Virtual Reality headsets. Our Learning Environment is a space for you to study and focus on your work. You will be able to book PCs, access resources and borrow books.

You can grab a drink or a bite to eat from one of several cafes and shops on campus or unwind and get pampered with a variety of hair and beauty treatments at The Salon. Discover our excellent facilities that are open to members of the public. 

The campus is a 15-minute walk from the town centre with fantastic local transport links, so you will be able to experience everything Reading has to offer.


Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4HJ

Opening hours

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday and Wednesday 8am 6pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8am 8pm
Friday 8am 7pm
Saturday 9am 1pm


Walk and cycle
Reading College is a 20-minute walk from Reading town centre and Reading train station. We encourage our students to cycle to college as there is plenty of safe bike parking available on-site and cycle lanes locally.

Bus and train
If walking or cycling isn’t an option, Reading has fantastic public transport options. Reading has a large bus network which offers travel across the city. Bus services run regularly along Kings Road, with stops just outside of the college.

If you are taking the train, the station is located a few minutes from the town centre. Reading’s train station has connections to local areas and major cities, as well as a frequent service to London Paddington, which only takes 25 minutes.

Reading College is located on Queens Road/A329. For those wishing to drive, there is limited parking available on-site for students.

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If you have any questions about our facilities or our courses, please contact us.

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