Living in Wokingham

Wokingham is a historic market town, located just under 40 miles from London and 8 miles from Reading, an ideal location for commuters. Wokingham has lots to offer all demographics due to its newly renovated train station furthermore the area has excellent schools making it a great place for growing families. The town also offers a welcoming and tightly knit community feeling, Wokingham was voted the best place to life in UK in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey.

Finchampstead is a picturesque village in the borough of Wokingham. The affluent area has a high standard of living and has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

Barkham is an extremely idyllic area with many rural country walks on offer and lovely pubs to dine in such as The Bull at Barkham.

Arborfield is a village located just 4.5 miles south-east of Reading and west of Wokingham. Arborfield has a great leisure centre along with a garden centre to keep your garden always looking fantastic.


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

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

School Status Inspection date
Emmbrook Infant School Outstanding 16/01/2019
The Holt School Outstanding 05/06/2013
Wescott Infant School Outstanding 09/12/2010
St Teresa’s Catholic Academy Outstanding 05/05/2010
Evendons Primary School Outstanding 28/06/2017

Local amenities

Living in Wokingham, there’s something for everyone…


If you’re a bit of a shopaholic, Wokingham has a lovely town centre with gorgeous places to eat such as The Courtyard where you can dine outside watching the little town pass by, if the weather’s not on your side, inside in the modern restaurant is just as delightful. Wokingham’s town centre has many high street fashion stores such as New Look and M&C. The town is currently undergoing huge regeneration to make the it even better.

Leisure facilities

Looking for somewhere to keep the little ones busy or stay in shape yourself? Carnival Pool is the place for you. It offers a gym complete with running machines and fitness bikes as well as fitness classes.

Things to do

California Country Park covers 40 hectares and is set within 100 acres of ancient bogland and lowland heath. It offers scenic walks, wildlife watching, fishing and more. The park is open daily throughout the year.

Take a break from day to day life and relax at Nirvana Spa. Where you can choose from hundreds of luxury treatments such as massages and facials or even relax in the floatation pool. The spa is a beautiful building with a glass roof above the pool to gaze away into the stars. Spend time in the sauna and have a spot of afternoon tea with scones, cream and all things British.

Head out of town

Fancy venturing further afield, why not head into Reading for a day out? Being the largest town in the UK there is so much to offer from The Oracle, crazy nightlife and also trampoline parks and other great things to do with the kids. You will love it, the town offers something for everyone.

Transport links

Wokingham is a hot spot for commuters due to the selection of business parks locally and excellent road and rail links into Central London, Reading and Oxford.

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

London Paddington 46m – 1hr 8m (1 change)
Reading 8 minutes
Ascot 52 – 58 minutes (1 change)
Wokingham 26 - 31 minutes


There is a multi-million-pound regeneration happing in Wokingham to better improve the town. The whole market square is being developed to make for a larger and better shopping experience. There’s also infrastructure in place to build new flats and homes in the area.

House prices in Wokingham

Living in Wokingham, 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 £688,339 £414 4
Semi-detached £440,065 £410 3.1
Terraced £373,568 £415 2.7
Apartments £301,066 £419 1.9

Other information

Local MP

Wokingham’s local MP Sir John Alan Redwood who formerly worked for the secretary of state for Wales in Prime Mister John Major’s cabinet. Until 2010, he was in the conservative party’s policy review group on economic competiveness. Redwood supported the Brexit movement in 2016.

Prospect fact

The Wokingham office is currently based in a grade two listed building.

Fun facts about Wokingham

Will Young, singer and Pop Idol’s first ever winner is from Wokingham.

Soldier Soldier’s season 7 was filmed at Reddam House, which was the scene for the parade ground, officers’ mess, and a school.

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