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Shopping Mall
“The Oracle is our love. You could get almost whatever you want to shopping or entertaining. The Oracle is a large indoor shopping and leisure mall on the banks of the River Kennet in Reading, Berkshire, England. The centre contains 90 shops, including department stores from the Debenhams (136,000 ft²) and House of Fraser (150,000 ft²) chains. A third and larger department store, John Lewis and Partners, is adjacent to the Minster Street entrance but not part of the centre itself. There are also 22 restaurants, cafés and bars along the riverside of the Kennet, and an 11-screen Vue cinema. The Oracle increases Reading's retail footage by one-third, and it has attracted some retailers who would otherwise not have located in Reading. The Oracle Riverside area, with its restaurants and bars, spans the Brewery Gut, a particularly narrow stretch of the River Kennet. The layout allows space for outdoor tables, and there is granite stadium-style seating and a sail-like canopy. Two bridges have been installed spanning the Kennet, Cooks Bridge, a straight footbridge which links The Riverside Car Park to House of Fraser, and Delphi Bridge, an 'ellipse-shaped' bridge giving access from the Vue cinema to Debenhams.”
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Performing Arts Venue
“Great theatre showing a variety of shows from Ballets, Musicals, Comedians and bands. Perfect for all ages”
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Movie Theater
“All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals.”
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History Museum
“Good for a Victorian copy of the Bayeaux tapestry and history of Reading its abbey and history”
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Soccer Stadium
“The Madejski is a football stadium located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It is the home of Reading Football Club playing in the Football League Championship and the rugby union club London Irish as tenants.”
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Park
“The park is on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey, which was in front of the Abbey Church. The site was formerly known as the Forbury, and one of the roads flanking the current gardens is still known as The Forbury. Fairs were held on the site three times a year until the 19th Century.”
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Premise
“The Oracle shopping centre have got lots of shops and places to go eat and drink. ”
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Portuguese Restaurant
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“Nando's is right next to the Apartment building. Great food quick service and also allows takeaway.”
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Bar
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“No matter what happens, a good night in Reading always ends up in Purple Turtle! Ensure you hit the queue before 01:00 AM”
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Premise
“The Abbey Quarter is located in the centre of Reading to the east of the main shopping district and train station. It is defined by the former precinct of Reading Abbey, which existed from its the Abbey Quarter. 15 minutes walk or 7 minutes drive from The Penthouse at Hewitt.”
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Restaurant
“Nice Place to spend an afternoon/evening sipping Gin & Tonic, proper English Dining. ”
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Bar
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“Modern chain bar serving beer, cocktails, wine and sharing plates to an after-work crowd.”
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Shopping Mall
“Broad Street Mall with lots of little shops including a large pound store, Wilko, Holland & Barret Health food shops and an open Clinic ”
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Pie Shop
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“A Reading institution, Sweeney and Todd is famous for award-winning pies. Established over 30 years, there are always over 20 different pies on the menu, including Stalwarts such as steak and oyster as well as seasonal pies. Eat in or take away. 8 minutes walk from The Penthouse at Hewitt.”
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Night Club
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“Unique, sought after and based on award winning party plots found in East London and Berlin, Matchbox is the first of its kind in the city. A top notch cocktail bar in Reading boasting geometrical and modern interiors alongside a photobooth, ping pong table and more, head on down for a drink and stay for the club nights afterwards.”
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