Where do you the think place to live and work in the UK? I wouldn’t blame you for presuming Yorkshire.
But you’d be wrong. The actual promise land, according the general public, is none other than Slough.
I know what you’re thinking. Well I don’t, cause I’m not Mystic Meg, but I’d take a guess that it’s something along the lines of ‘what, that bleak AF town in The Office?’
Yeah, Slough is top dog when it comes to a happy home and career, with a median income of £35,000.
In a survey that included 25 towns and cities, the Berkshire town beat Cambridge and Manchester to take the no. 1 spot.
Swindon and Stoke-on Trent came fourth and fifth respectively.
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Nancy Lalor, of Slough Chamber of Commerce, said of the study:
We’ve got so many head offices that are based in Slough, so many ‘corporates’ and an amazing trading estate with 350 businesses on it, so I think it’s really on the up.
There’s so much new build, so much development going on in the town, every few months the whole look of the town is changing and I think people are inspired by what’s going on.
Slough’s original reputation was made after poet John Betjeman wrote in his 1937 poem, Slough: “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn’t fit for humans now.”
Open mouth, insert foot Betjeman. Your legacy is now in tatters.