The heart and soul of Maidenhead, in Berkshire, is the River Thames, which runs north to south just to the east of the town centre. A Roman road ran through what is now Maidenhead and the area was settled on by Saxons, who were driven out by the Norse invaders. It was then taken back in Alfred's time.
Currently, it is a thriving market town with grand plans for revitalising the area. It already offers a large retail area, multiple recreation and sporting sites (such as Braywick Sports and recreation Ground and Dorney Lake). There is a thriving pub and restaurant offering.
One of the great attractions of Maidenhead is the easy access to the countryside, with country walks and country pubs readily available. The Thames adds to the scenic attractions.
Maidenhead also provides many transport options with rail services to London or to Bristol. There is also access to the M4 and the M40.