Located in the county of Royal Berkshire, Slough is a town in the south east of England, located close to London with the historic town of Windsor only a short drive away. The town has an interesting history, owing to its close proximity to Windsor and much of Slough’s heritage is covered in the town’s museum. Today, Slough has a busy, cosmopolitan town centre with excellent high street and independent shops. The surrounding area is home to many lush green spaces as well as multiple hiking trails. Black Park Country Park is a gorgeous park situated a short distance from the town centre and home to a beautiful, glittering lake. Meanwhile, nearby Windsor has its fair share of attractions.
One of these would be perfect for driving in urban centres and fuel efficient for driving longer distances if you’re thinking of visiting London, Windsor or any of the surrounding areas.
Driving in Slough
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Important things to note
There is ample parking available in the town centre including pay and display and multi-storey car parks.
Avoid driving in and around the city during morning and evening rush hours as high volumes of traffic cause congestion.
Be aware that short distances may take a long time owing to heavy traffic and bottlenecks, particularly leading to the M4.
Highlights & Hotspots
Absolutely Ice is Slough’s excellent ice-skating arena where kids can learn to skate and do Go-Karting out on the ice. Located only a short distance from the town centre, the ice arena provides a great day out for all the family.
History buffs should head to the magnificent Windsor Castle, where audio tours are available for those who want to learn the history of this fascinating castle, home to many artworks and artefacts. Children can enjoy an activity trail where they can learn the history of the castle and have fun.
Take time out from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a bit of ‘me time’ at Imagine Spa. This luxury spa offers guests a range of beauty treatments and complimentary therapies designed specifically to help you relax and unwind.
Less than four miles from Slough is the fantastic LEGOLAND theme park. With plenty of rides for kids of all ages, including little ones, this is one family day out that won’t disappoint. There are also plenty of attractions other than rides such as the theatre, mini golf and kids play area.
The nearest airport to Slough is London Heathrow Airport which is located approximately nine miles east of Slough town centre and is accessible via the M4 motorway.
The airport is currently the busiest in the UK, serving something in the region of 50 million passengers from its many passenger terminals. International flights are more common here than domestic ones.