Slough Area guide
Mentioning Slough in the same sentence as Windsor used to be something of an anachronism. Although the two towns face each other over the same M4 route out of West London, the former is known for its commercial space whilst the latter is the historic home of Windsor Castle and one of the world’s oldest monarchies. It’s time for such outdated snobbery to take a back seat as Slough is cashing in on its proximity to the “Tech Corridor” and is quickly becoming a hub of innovation, connectivity and high-quality living space.
It’s easy to see the growing attraction of an area that is only 30 minutes via train into the London’s Paddington Station from Slough’s British Rail station and soon coming Crossrail station.
Acres of open green spaces, parkland, waterways and wildlife reserves surround a population that is as well-educated and fully employed as it is diverse. It’s no coincidence that Slough has the UK’s highest number of corporate headquarters outside the London metropolitan area with brands such as Blackberry and Lego setting up shop here.
New property initiatives are part and parcel of the general infrastructural revamp that is transforming the neighbourhood. High end property developments provide good quality accommodation for tenants looking to combine ease of travel and connectivity. Heathrow Airport is only a 10 minute drive away and local journeys provide immediate access to the rural beauty of nearby locations such as Denham and Farnham as well as Windsor, Marlow and Henley. As with every other location near the new Elizabeth Line (aka Crossrail), residents of Slough can look forward to drastically reduced commuter times as high speed trains take them through Central London and directly on to the City and Canary Wharf.