Maidenhead UK

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Mar 13th, 2003, 01:17 AM
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Maidenhead UK

THinking about going to a little place called Maidenhead just outside of London. Anyone have any info about this place.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 02:28 AM
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Haven't been, but driven past it a fair few times.

Try: http://www.maidenhead.net for information.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 02:36 AM
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Why are you thinking about Maidenhead? It's a fairly nice place to live - affluent home counties town on the Thames - picturesque in parts but fairly uninteresting really. Not what I'd call a tourist mecca.

It's somewhere you drive through and stop for a pub lunch at most. The hotels will be business hotels. Imagine a reasonably nice London suburb with nothing much to see to tempt the casual visitor - that's Maidenhead. It's a commuter town.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 04:38 AM
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Maidenhead also suffered heavy flooding this winter. While the river levels have now dropped pubs might be going under restoration and their carpets may whiff a bit! If they have carpet ...

If you like country towns, with pub lawns backing onto rivers watching cruise boats it would be OK. Good for a restful place at night with day trips during the day. Maidenhead near the M4 and M40 has good links to the west (Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, the Malverns, Bristol) and the midlands (Warwick castle, Stratford-upon-Avon - Billy Shakespeare, Oxford). You can travel towards London to see places like Windsor and Eton without the monetary accomodation hit of those areas. Unfortunately people who live in London seem to think that is all anybody would ever like to see and they call the rest of us parochial.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 04:50 AM
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And no I don't live in Maidenhead but Northern Hampshire.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 05:40 AM
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A better suggestion would be Marlow - it's in the same sort of area, is also on the river, but has much more charm about it. If you can afford it, stay at the Complete Angler. Or Henley on Thames, which is very similar to Marlow, but slightly larger. Either would be preferable over the suburbanness of Maidenhead.

All three towns are within a 10 mile drive of each other.
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Mar 13th, 2003, 08:24 PM
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I agree with the poster who said this is not a very interesting place to visit. I've been several times on business (my company's UK headquarters are there) and it's not a place I would choose for a vacation. The little town of Marlow, as previously mentioned, is close by and much more charming.

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