When you decided that you wanted to live in London it was probably an exciting feeling as you would be on the verge of moving to a region that has everything to offer and is the heart of the UK. However, itís a big place so finding that perfect place for you can be difficult and thatís why itís a good idea to look at each place by their postcode districts as it sorts everything into manageable sections.
The Reading or RG postcode area, is one of them and among the largest. It is responsible for the Boroughs of Reading and Basingstoke in the South of London, as well as Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford Wokingham, Bracknell in West Berkshire and parts of North Hampshire, such as Bramley, Hook and Tadley, as well as sections of Southern Oxfordshire with Henley on Thames and a portion of Buckinghamshire. The sorting office is located in Thames Valley Mail Centre in Swindon.
Ever since 1917 each postcode area of London has been divided into several subsections that allow for improvements to be made to mail delivery and street signs, as well as making navigation simpler. The RG area currently has thirty-five, ranging from RG1 to RG31, as well as RG40, RG41, RG42 and RG45. RG9 covers Hambleden, Skirmett, Rotherfield Peppard, Turville Heath, Nettlebed, Rockwell End, Turville, Mill End, Fawley, Greenlands, Fingest, Frieth, Shiplake making it the largest subsection in the Reading area. The post town is HENLEY-ON-THAMES and all of these places are within South Oxfordshire or Wycombe. The house prices in this area are average for the rest of London. The asking price of a single bedroomed flat is around £230,200 and range to £405,600 for three rooms. Homes can start at £228,200 for one bedroom, then going up to £521,200 and £1,945,200 for three and six bedrooms respectively.
The area is very rural with many open spaces, greens and parks scattered throughout. There are various manor houses including one in Hambledon that has existed over 400 years, Somers Clarke designed Wyfold Court built in the 1870s, Turville Manor, which is the current home of Lord Sainsbury, Parmoor House from the 12th century and Greenlands that acts as part of the campus for the University of Reading. There are also numerous churches including St. Mary the Virgin in Hambeldon that dates back to the 14th century, Springwater Church in Rotherfield Peppard, Victorian Church Frieth and St. Bartholomewís in Fingest that is a Grade I listed building. There is also Borocourt Hospital which is a Grade II listed building, an Abbey in Medmenham, there have been archaeological finds in Nettlebed, and there are facilities for a number of sports.
RG9 has been used as a location filming locations for many films and television shows such as Midsummer Murders, The Vicar of Dibley, Goodnight Mr. Tom, Marple, Jonathan Creek, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Witches, Tim Burtonís The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Notable residents include writers George Orwell, Simon Kernick and Peter Flemming, actress Lucy Flemming, musicians Barrimore Barlow, Vince Hill and Ian Paice, and illustrator Brian Paterson.
If you want to live here then it can be as simple as phoning Man and Van on 020 3743 9354
. Weíll provide you with a free quote and if you have parking booked at South Oxfordshire
councils we can have a skilled team at your door who will handle every moving task swiftly and professionally. Whether you need help with packing, moving large objects, transportation or anything else, get in touch and weíll help you into your new RG9 home.