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19 Things That Are Only OK Because You're From Reading

"Well, we are the biggest town in the UK, aren't we?"

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2. Going to Reading Festival as a rite of passage after finishing your exams.

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7. Naming Purple Turtle as a site of national heritage.

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Natalie Dormer went to the bar in her teens, and during promotion celebrations back in 2012 the Reading FC boys partied with the locals here.

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14. Reading's "Elvis".

Anyone living in the Reading will know this character. Always stopped for a chat. Always holding a photo of Elvis.

Rain or shine you can always find "Elvis" wandering the streets of Reading holding his Elvis picture and smiling. A national treasure, really.

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16. Calling somewhere The Butts and it not being an insult.

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Reading's No. 1 shopping centre – at least according to its tagline.

18. Going to Henley Regatta because it's the thing to do.

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"Oh darling, you absolutely must go to the regatta."

"But what do you do there?"

"Basically drink lots and pretend you're there for the boats."