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Education: London Road food and study places

A guide to finding information in education. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Keep in touch

Students are encouraged to let the University know about their experiences through their programme's Student-Staff Parnership Programme (SSPG) representatives. Also, UoR Hospitality have a contact page listing emails for different services.

UoR facilities by London Road

Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) Cafe

Next door to London Road Campus, the excellent free museum includes a cafe serving tea and cake on china crockery. Seats around 25 inside and sometimes more in the garden or function room. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 11-5pm, CLOSED MONDAYS.

L14: The Dairy

Bar, hand-made sandwiches to order, hot food, but this space is reserved for customers buying food only. 

L46 Architecture Cafe

Drinks and snacks in term-time. (Autumn 2022, intermittently open dur to staffing issues.)

L14 Student Common Room

A small PC room with printer, common room area for study or eating your own food, with a kitchen behind containing kettles and microwaves.

Quiet Room

CD201 in L22 is a Quiet Room reserved for prayer and contemplation.

L16 102 Social Room

A welcome is extended to all, upstairs,in the former staff room. There is seating, a sink, kettle and microwave.

UoR Study Space across all campuses

UoR Study Spaces page lists Whiteknights spaces and instructions on how students themselves can book unused teaching rooms from rooms@reading.ac.uk

Food facilities near London Road

BP petrol station, London Rd

Opposite the end of Redlands Road, the station's shop does Costa drinks, cold drinks, sandwiches and other food, although there is no space to eat in.

Royal Berkshire Hospital

RBH hospital includes cafes and shops for its users. To reach shops, enter door off Redlands Road opposite London Road (beyond construction work, October 2022). Turn right and up a few steps. Turn right and through the double doors on your left. Go up stairs/lift on your right to Level 2. Turn left through double doors to main corridor. Follow the sign to the shops by turning right and heading straight on. Buy snacks and drinks at the Whistlestop shop opposite the Pumpkin Cafe, or go further on to find M&S shop. 

L24 and the Learning Hub

There are several PCs and study spaces inside the Learning Hub in L24, an Institute of Education-owned space holding resources for use in schools which may be borrowed for teaching practice.

Room G01 contains 6 study spaces, 2 with PCs. Access these study spaces via the Learning Hub during Hub opening hours. Enter by the door off the L24 foyer when the Learning Hub is closed.

Also in the L24 foyer is the University Library Book Drop where you can return University Library material.