The Slough Trading Estate is the largest privately owned industrial estate in Europe and is an important centre for business in south east England. It was started in the 1920s and its manufacturing base has survived several recessions.
Slough has some 21st century architecture as part of the regeneration of the city. The Heart of Slough plan sees more multi-purpose, environmentally sustainable buildings and public spaces as a focus for its cultural quarter.
Economically, Slough is the perfect modern town. It is near an airport, the local economy is thriving and provides plenty of jobs for local people, it lies close to London and, at the same time, is also located near beautiful countryside. This is the British town that exemplifies the priorities of modern life. It’s town planning perfection.
The town was an important center for the motor trade and Ferrari, Mercedes and Fiat still have offices in the town.
Slough is 22 miles west of London in the royal county of Berkshire, close to Windsor and Maidenhead.
Things to Do in Slough
Slough hosts many vibrant and colourful events throughout the year, in the town centre and parks, including a canal festival in September, a bonfire and fireworks display in November and a Christmas lights ceremony. There are also smaller community events and carnivals throughout the town and specialist markets in the town centre. Please click on the link below to find more information.
Upton Park, now known as Herschel Park, is being relandscaped to return it to its former glory. It hosts many festivals and attractions including the Slough Mela.
The Ice Arena is used to train skaters including champions Torvill and Dean. The Grand Union Canal provides opportunities for walking, fishing and boating.
There are 32 pubs and bars for entertainment and many excellent restaurants for enjoying international cuisine.
Windsor Castle is just three miles away along with Windsor Racecourse.
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