Slough (pronounced like "how", not like "snow" or "through") is a large town just west of London's Heathrow Airport, outside the M25, in Berkshire.

Understand Edit


“Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!

It isn't fit for humans now,

There isn't grass to graze a cow.

Swarm over, Death!

— The first stanza of Slough by Sir John Betjeman

Slough has something of a negative reputation which can be famously attributed to Sir John Betjeman's poem of the same name. This could also be a result of Berkshire being a stereotypically posh county thanks to the presence of Windsor, Maidenhead and Bray. The town has been featured prominently in the police reality show Road Wars and is the setting of the cringe comedy The Office.

Because of Slough not being too far from Pinewood Studios (6.4km) which is in Iver Heath, Bucks; locals often spot celebrities staying in Slough as a centre point to many places around East Berkshire/South Buckinghamshire.

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Get around Edit

  • Local buses serve the Slough area from Slough Bus Station, a 2 minute walk from the Train Station.
  • Uber and local Taxi services are available.
  • A public Cycle Hire scheme is available

See Edit

  • 1 Slough Museum, The Curve, The Curve, 85 High St, SL1 1EA, . Tu-Th 8AM-7PM, M F 8AM-5PM, Su closed. Slough history and the town’s cultural heritage. Admission is free.    
  • 2 Herschel Park, Upton Cl, SL1 2DG, +44 1753 875209. 24/7. Herschel Park is a local nature reserve within Upton Park. The nature reserve is owned and managed by Slough Borough Council. It is a Grade II listed park and nature reserve.    

Do Edit

  • 1 Slough Ice Arena, Montem Ln, SL1 2QG, +44 1753 969710. 6AM-11PM daily. One-stop ice entertainment venue offering skating, including discos, plus hockey and karting. Known to host practise sessions for competitors in ITV's hit show Dancing on Ice. The Slough Jets Ice Hockey team is based here.
  • 2 Bust Out 360, Unit 10, The Business Village, Wexham Road, SL2 5HF, +44 1753 528377. 10AM-8:30PM daily. Interactive real-life escape games in Slough, Berkshire. A fun entertainment concept sees one locked in a themed adventure room with 60 minutes to escape.
  • 3 Jump In Slough, 550 Dundee Rd, SL1 4LE, +44 1926 356290. Jump In is a humungous trampoline park with a foam pit, slam dunk court and a battle beam area. Café is available on site.

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Eat Edit

  • 1 Kashmiri Karahi, Bath Road, Salt Hill Park, SL1 3SR, +44 1753 575223, . noon-11PM. Spacious, 2-floor contemporary curry house and takeaway serving classic and modern Kashmiri dishes.
  • 2 Treatz, 254 High St, SL1 1JU (end of High St.), +44 1753 424743. Modern spot for desserts including Italian ice cream, waffle baskets, crepes, sundaes and shakes.
  • 3 Desi Deera, 302-304 High St, SL1 1NB, +44 1753 527323. noon-11PM daily. Pakistani Restaurant themed with rickshaw/truck art pieces as well as Urdu poetry
  • 4 Damascene, 248 High St, SL1 1JU, +44 1753 523555. The tastes and vibes of Syrian history come to Slough in a form of a restaurant.

Drink Edit

  • 1 The Brickhouse, 230-236 High St, Slough SL1 1JU, +44 1753 576434. 10AM-11PM. A pub in the town centre of Slough

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Neighbouring destinations

Routes through Slough
ReadingMaidenhead  W   E  Heathrow AirportLondon
ReadingMaidenhead  W   E  Heathrow AirportLondon
ReadingMaidenhead  W   E  West LondonLondon Paddington

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