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  • 1. History of Slough

    The first recorded use of ‘Slo' for the area that is now Slough, was in 1196. King Henry III had a palace at Cippenham in Slough during the 13th century. After the First World War in 1918, an army motor repair depot was built on a large area of agricultural land in Slough. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Slough was inundated with Welsh people who came to England loo...Read moreking for work. Read less

  • 2. Now in Slough

    Slough is the most ethnically diverse area of the UK (outside of London) and also has the highest proportion of active religious practitioners in England. Because of the town's proximity to London, it is an important business centre and the home to the UK head offices of many companies.

  • 3. Events in Slough

    Slough's racial diversity is celebrated with the annual Slough Mela. The colourful event takes place every July and celebrates culture and art with a programme full of music, food and fun. Windsor Castle is very close to Slough and the Castle has two key events during the year; the Windsor Tattoo and the Windsor Festival. Windsor Tattoo is a military musical spectacular and the...Read more Windsor Festival is a cultural festival that encourages the development of young musicians and other artists. Read less

  • 4. Attractions in Slough

    Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of the Queen. The Castle has an amazing display of fine art, tapestries, sculptures and armour on view in the Royal Collection. The Castle is also the home to the must see 14th Century St. George's Chapel which has been the setting for many Royal weddings and is the burial place of ten sovereig...Read morens. Read less

  • 5. Things To Do in Slough

    Founded in 1440, Eton College is one of the world's most famous schools. Royal Princes and Prime Ministers have all been educated here and the school has the excellent Museum of Eton Life which traces the history of the school up to the present day. Slough is also home to Snakes and Ladders Indoor Adventure Playground, which has a fantastic array of climbing frames, slides and...Read more ball pools and offers great fun for all the family. Read less

  • 6. Business in Slough

    Due to Slough's location and transport links, it is an important business centre in the UK. The Slough Industrial Estate is the largest privately owned industrial estate in Europe.

  • 7. Transport in Slough

    Slough has extensive transport links for easy access to London and the South East of England. London can be reached using the M4 and there are regular bus and train services to the capital. Slough is very near to London Heathrow Airport.

  • 8. Entertainment in Slough

    With London only a short journey away, Slough residents can benefit from some of the best theatre in the world in the capital. Closer to home, there is the Theatre Royal in Windsor and several excellent local dance companies.

  • 9. Famous Landmarks in Slough

    There are 96 listed buildings in Slough and four of them are Grade I listed: St Laurence's Church, St Mary the Virgin Church, Baylis House and Godolphin Court. The most famous landmark in the area, though, is the stunning Windsor Castle.

  • 10. Interesting Facts about Slough

    The smash hit BBC2 Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comedy The Office was set in the sales office of Wernham Hogg, a paper company based in The Slough Trading Estate. In the American version of The Office, the workplace is located on ‘Slough Avenue' in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


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