Maidenhead is a town in the county of Berkshire. It has a population of over 78,000 people. The town of Maidenhead resides just 25 miles west of central London, which makes Maidenhead an ideal location for those wishing to commute into the capital.
Maidenhead provides a wealth of employment opportunities for residents of the town. Some of the key industries for jobs in Maidenhead include software, printing, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, amongst others.
The Maidenhead regeneration project aims to bring new life to the town of Maidenhead over the coming years. Plans include creating a new retail centre, improving transportation within the town and restoring the old waterway. These projects will also create new jobs within Maidenhead.
There are plenty of amenities and leisure facilities within the town of Maidenhead. Nicholson's Centre is the main shopping centre within Maidenhead which is situated on the site of Nicholson's Brewery. The town of Maidenhead also has its own cinema, bowling alley, a leisure centre which includes a swimming pool and an arts centre with its own theatre. Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is also located in the town and can be found on Park Street.
Maidenhead is ideally situated for commuters to the surrounding areas including London, Reading and Slough. Rail services within Maidenhead are provided by First Great Western and the railway station provides convenient access to the rest of the UK. Maidenhead has comprehensive bus services and the town is close to main roads including the A4, the M4 and the M40.
A number of notable figures can be counted amongst Maidenhead's current and former residents. The actress Diana Dors resided for much of her life in the town in several properties, while the broadcaster Richard Dimbleby lived for sometime on Boulter's Island. Author Hugh Lofting creator of Doctor Dolittle, was born in Maidenhead