Staines is a town in the English county of Berkshire, conveniently located just 17 miles east of central London. Due to its close proximity to the aforementioned locations, the town is a major business hub. While Staines is often thought of as a commuter town, its appeal is growing as a cultural destination in its own right, with many bars and music venues in the centre. Anyone wanting to get out London would do well to visit the town. Meanwhile, the weather is Staines is comparable to that found elsewhere in the UK. Rainfall is relatively frequent but the summer months do see their fair share of sunshine, with temperatures tending to sit in the late teens and early twenties.
Staines has excellent public transport links to both Central London and Heathrow
Driving in Staines
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Important things to note
The nearby M25 can become extremely congested, particularly during peak times, due to the high volume of vehicles commuting in and out of London.
Staines has a number of car parks dotted around the town, both long and short stay. However, most charge drivers to make use of them.
The M4 going towards Berkshire and the Thames Valley is often prone to heavy traffic, especially towards Reading and Slough.
Highlights & Hotspots
The Two Rivers Comedy Club is one of Staines’ premier attractions, hosting regular shows to suit a variety of tastes. The venue is small yet intimate with an informal and friendly atmosphere and makes for the ideal place to enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Whether you’re a bargain hunter or a luxury label fiend, the town offers a number of shopping facilities, with both high street and independent retailers lining its streets. If you’re looking for even more choice, heading to the town’s main shopping precincts is a must.
If you’re looking for somewhere to keep the children entertained, one of the UK’s most renowned Theme Parks, Thorpe Park, is located just 2.5 miles south of Staines. The park boasts more than 25 rides and attractions to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Just a few miles southeast of the town is the famous Sunningdale Golf Club. The course has played host to major tournaments in its prime and provides stern tests to golfers of all abilities. You do need to book in advance for a game though due to its popularity.
The UK‚Äôs largest airport, London Heathrow, is located less than five miles east of Staines and connected to the town by a number of frequent bus services. Those with access to their own vehicle should take the M25 and M4 motorways to reach the airport.
Heathrow is busy at most times of the year and, as a result, experiences plenty of road traffic problems. Summer can be particularly bad.