charity open top bus tours

4 months ago Tue 18th May 2021

We’re celebrating Reading’s ongoing reopening this half term with Free open top bus tours, incorporating the renowned Banksy mural at Reading Gaol and the River Thames.

An open top bus ride*.
Take in the sights of Reading on the ‘Two bridges and Banksy’ open top tour.

Saturdays May 29 and June 5.
The circular tour will run every 30 minutes between 10.00am and 5.30pm

Download your timetable here

The tour will start on Friar Street at the bus stop outside the IBIS and Novotel Hotels, before taking in the following sights a few minutes later: 

Blagrave Street - for the Station and Town Hall 
Jackson’s Corner - for the Oracle
Huntley & Palmers - by Reading Gaol for Banksy
Hills Meadow - for Reading Bridge
Central Caversham
Caversham Bridge

You can get on and off at any of these stops to enjoy the various sites.

How much?
The best news is that the service will be totally free to use. Instead, we’re requesting donations for our charity of the year – mental health sports charity, Sport in Mind.

We were forced to cancel our annual family open day this year due to Covid-19, so we wanted to organise a creative opportunity to raise money for our charity of the year Sport in Mind.

If you can’t make the tours you can still support the charity by texting SIM2 to 70085 to donate £2 to Sport in Mind.

* In the event of poor weather, our dedicated Sport in Mind bus will provide the service instead.