Maidenhead Area Guide
Developed as a bridging point on the Thames, Maidenhead's rich history dates back to Saxon times.
Just a short walk from the town centre is the river Thames, with its most recent 18th century road bridge and Brunel's renowned railway 'Sounding Arch', featured in Turner's painting; "Rain, Steam and Speed". The area boasts miles of beautiful towpath, walks, and abundant riverside eateries. The Italianate ‘Cliveden House’ and Georgian ‘Boulter's Lock’ (now also famed for its annual kayaking event) are local treasures, Henley Regatta, International rowing at Dorney, Horse Racing at Royal Ascot and Windsor add to the traditional appeal of an area set in the heart of Berkshire, the country's oldest county.
Situated in the High Street, Kings' Maidenhead Lettings office also serves the surrounding communities of Taplow, Burnham, Cookham, Marlow, Henley, Bray, Holyport and Bracknell. The area provides a wide selection of highly regarded Private, Grammar and State schools for pupils of all ages.
Maidenhead's shops offer a broad range of well-known retailers, combined with independent and specialist stores for the discerning shopper. For those food and culture fans, the High Street hosts a variety of regular visiting markets, including continental, farmers' and art markets, giving shoppers an artisanal experience. Historic Bray village, not only recalled for its infamous turncoat Vicar, is currently equally well-known for its world-class chefs and restaurants. The ‘Fat Duck’, the ‘Waterside Inn’, the ‘Hinds Head’, ‘Monkey Island Hotel’ and the ‘Crown’ gastro-pub being just some venues of note.
Primarily due to its varied and attractive housing stock, its picturesque nearby rural villages, riverside and Royal associations (as well as proximity to Heathrow airport, the motorway network and mainline rail links to London - 25 mins to Paddington - and the West), National and International business finds Maidenhead a pleasing location to work and live, and consequentially is home to a plethora of global firms such as Hitachi, Sybase, Adobe, Nortel, Fujitsu, Hutchison 3G, GSK, Toys R Us, Lexmark, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth, Siemens, Costain, Aventis, Pfizer and Mattel. Also, as a long established commuter town, with the 'Crossrail' launch, planned for 2018/19, train passengers will be able to pick up a fast direct link from Maidenhead to Victoria, the City, and Docklands in East London.
If you are thinking of Letting your property, or renting- contact Kings' Maidenhead Lettings Office.
(NB: Parts of the Thames Valley may be prone to seasonal flooding, however flood prevention measures are always in operation.)