Living in Maidenhead

Maidenhead is a large picturesque town in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM), which is located less than 30 miles from London. There is a lot on offer for everyone, from young professionals to families and retirees. The busy town offers plenty of local amenities, a strong sense of community and great transport links.

Cookham is a historic and idyllic village on the River Thames, north east of Maidenhead town centre. In 2011, The Daily Telegraph considered Cookham Britain’s second richest village.

White Waltham is a charming village, west of Maidenhead town centre, much of the village is ‘greenspace’. White Waltham is also home to White Waltham Airfield, an airfield best known for its history of pre-war flying training, war-time and post-war RAF use.

Cox Green is a large suburb of Maidenhead and is hugely popular with families, due to it being home to Lowbrook Academy, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school.

Pinkney’s Green is a stunning, semi-rural village, north of Maidenhead town centre. The wooded Maidenhead Thicket is owned by the National Trust and is popular amongst dog walkers and those looking for a nice country walk.

Bray is a highly sought after area located just south east of Maidenhead town centre. Situated on the River Thames and with two of the five Michelin star restaurants in the UK, Bray is home to a highly affluent and wealthy population.


Maidenhead offers a plethora of independent and state schools, many of which hold Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ status.

The world renowned Eton College can also be found down the road, alumni include both Prince Harry and William, Bear Grylls and Alastair Heathcote.

Maidenhead’s Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Schools (data correct as of July 2019)

School Status Inspection date
Braywick Court School Outstanding 08/06/2017
Furze Platt Junior School Outstanding 05/12/2018
Holyport College Outstanding 18/05/2017
Newlands Girls School Outstanding 10/10/2018
Waltham St Lawrence Primary School Outstanding 31/01/2017

Also within the Maidenhead area, you’ll find Berkshire College of Agriculture, a further education college. The college is popular amongst students wanting to study more hands-on subjects such as Animal Management, Public Services and much more.

Local amenities

Living in Maidenhead, there’s something for everyone…


If you’re a bit of a shopaholic, Nicholson’s Shopping Centre and Maidenhead’s High Street house a selection of popular chain stores as well as some quirky independent shops. The town centre is also home to a Sainsbury’s Superstore.

Leisure facilities

Looking for somewhere to keep the little ones busy or stay in shape yourself? The Magnet Leisure Centre is located north of Kidwells Park and offers gym and swim facilities as well as holding events throughout the year. There are also sports pitches available for hire within Kidwells Park.

Sport is a huge part of the Maidenhead community with a variety of local sports clubs including Maidenhead United FC, Maidenhead Rugby Club, a selection of cricket clubs and Maidenhead Rowing Club. Plus, Bird Hills Golf Club is located a short distance from the town centre.

Things to do

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids or perhaps you’re planning your next date night, Maidenhead offers an Odeon Luxe Cinema which was refurbished in early 2019 as well as a variety of dining options such as the delicious Noodle Nation – a favourite of many of our Maidenhead team.

Just outside the town centre, you’ll come across Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. The thriving arts centre hosts over 150 activities per season such as live shows, films, classes and workshops.

Boulters Lock is a popular location within Maidenhead for everyone from families to the senior community. As well as their delightful mini golf area, there is also a stunning walk you can take through Ray Mill Island. And if you’re after a bit of fine dining, why not head to Boulters Restaurant?

Head out of town

If you want to venture further afield, why not head into Windsor and soak up some of the royal history? Windsor is the perfect location for a day out with Windsor Castle, the River Thames and a plethora of shops and dining facilities. Plus, if you’re a resident of RBWM and hold an Advantage Card you can get into Windsor Castle for free! If you don’t have an Advantage Card, make sure you get one! You won’t regret it.

Transport links

Maidenhead is a hot spot for commuters due to the selection of business parks locally and excellent road and rail links into Central London, High Wycombe, Reading and Slough. Maidenhead train station offers a direct and frequent link to London Paddington and is soon to benefit from Crossrail, meaning it’ll take you just 39 minutes to get to Bond Street.

Train timings from Maidenhead train station (correct as of July 2019)

London Paddington 25 - 48 minutes
Reading 15 – 17 minutes
Slough 7 – 11 minutes
Windsor & Eton Central 19 – 24 minutes (1 change)


Crossrail is coming to Maidenhead

When the Crossrail work is complete, four Elizabeth line trains an hour (six an hour at peak times) will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. The train station will also benefit from a number of significant improvements in beforehand, such as:

  • Redeveloped main ticket office
  • Improved ticket hall layout
  • New platform canopies & platform extensions
  • New lift to platform 1
The Landing – coming soon

Maidenhead town centre is also undergoing a huge regeneration project on a site that is within walking distance of Maidenhead train station. In 2018, following an extensive public engagement programme, a planning application was approved for:

  • Over 400 homes
  • Approx. 100,000 sq. ft. of office space
  • Approx. 40,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail/leisure space
  • Extensive new public area

Demolition of the existing buildings started in early 2019. Extending to some 3.5 acres, the proposed scheme will transform this part of the town with a truly ‘mixed use’ development around a new public square.

House prices in Maidenhead

Living in Maidenhead, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the local property market. When you’ve got any property questions, our door is always open but at the very least, we think you should know the average house prices across the area.

(Data correct as of July 2019)

Property type Average price Average price per sq.ft Average number of bedrooms
Detached £904,202 £518 4
Semi-detached £493,488 £469 3.2
Terraced £438,757 £475 2.8
Apartments £330,581 £473 1.8

Other information

Local MP

Maidenhead’s Conservative Party has been represented by Theresa May since it was created in 1997. She then went on to become the UK’s Prime Minister on 13th July 2016, succeeding David Cameron.

Prospect fact

Prospect of Maidenhead opened in 2013 as the only estate agency on the High Street, and continues to be so today.

Fun facts about Maidenead

Maidenhead Clock Tower, outside the train station, was built for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee.

Maidenhead United’s ground, York Road, is the oldest football ground in the world continuously used by the same team.

The Spice Girls shared a house on Boyn Hill Road in Maidenhead for a year prior to their rise to fame.

Top tips

If you’re a resident of RBWM, you can get an Advantage Card which means you’ll receive discounted parking in selected car parks as well as other great benefits.

Let Prospect help you

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