Why Slough?

News at Cameron King | 04/08/2020

Slough is most commonly recognised as UK's most culturally diverse and best-connected destinations in the UK.  With an incredible £1.5 billion regeneration project including Crossrail, new housing developments and state of the art office buildings, there is so much more to offer than onlookers could ever see - for those that live here, it is a town rich in culture and community spirit - it is a place to belong and to thrive. 

One of the best places to rent in the UK

Slough has been named the best place to live and working the UK according to Centre for Cities.  It is home to 4,600 businesses, including some of the world's largest companies, and it boasts the highest concentration of global headquarters outside of London.  The growing population, thriving economy and outstanding transport links have transformed the town into one of the country’s most favourable places to live and work driving rental demand and maintaining values and rental income.

Transport links

Commuting to work might not be top of the agenda right now but good transport links are always a bonus when it comes to investing in property and retaining its value. You can arrive in Paddington from Slough in just under 15 minutes and the nearby M4 gives you direct access to central London and the West.  Within a short drive, you also have A Roads to Windsor, Maidenhead and Heathrow making Slough a great place to live for anyone who usually works in the city or enjoys spending their leisure time seeing the sights.

More than a splash of green

Shattering the urban myth, Slough is made up of countless green spaces. Here the possibilities for relaxation, and outdoor exercise, are endless with the town boasting three Green Flag parks to explore. Salt Hill Park, Herschel Park and Pippins Park are natural landscapes that only add to Slough’s allure as a prosperous town to make a home.

Art & Culture

In the heart of Slough sits the town’s iconic cultural centre, The Curve, a brand new library, café, museum, performance venue, and exhibition space. Here, the creative industries are celebrated through Slough Arts Forum and Spark Festival, highlighting Slough’s commitment to the arts, whilst recognising the beneficial impact it has on the local community.

Culinary scene

Recently revealed as the most multicultural population in Britain, Slough has an impressive selection of restaurants and bars to discover. There are a number of excellent local restaurants in the town including Cippenham's very own Tummies and Kai restaurants, a short drive out of the town will take you to more fine dining options such as Gilbeys in Eton. The increasing number of high-quality eateries is further proof of Slough’s ever-evolving culinary journey.

Top schools

Khalsa Primary School and Nursery and Willow Primary School ranked in the top three primaries in Berkshire according to the Real Schools Guide 2020.  Herschel Grammar and Westgate Academy secondary schools both hold “outstanding” Ofsted reports.

With so much on offer, it is not surprising why many choose to settle here in Slough, however for those that do decide to move, Cameron King will be on hand to offer a superior service, excellent local knowledge and reliable and trust worthy advice.  Book your free of charge valuation today to see how we can help.