Thirty minutes to the West End and 10 minutes to Burnham Beeches; Slough and its surrounds have everything you could ever want.
In the borough are 254 hectares of parks and open spaces – three of which have green flag status – including 76 playgrounds; with everything from historic Victorian pleasure grounds to football pitches and wildflower meadows. Not bad for one of the most urban areas in the country.
There are shops galore in the High Street and retail parks, a cinema and the largest variety of food outlets outside London.
Events taking place this year include the bonfire and fireworks spectacular, annual canal festival, the Mela, Night of the Festivals, Christmas Lights Switch-on and continental markets in the town centre.
And just down the road is the spectacular and historic Windsor Castle, host to many royal activities and the Windsor Great Park where you can truly get lost in the country.
With London a short train journey away the world of the capital is on our doorstep.