Theme Week Berkshire – Slough

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Slough is a town in the unitary authority of the same name in Berkshire, England, bordering Greater London. It lies in the Thames Valley, 20 miles (32 km) west of central London and 19 miles (31 km) north-east of Reading, at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways. It is part of the historic county of Buckinghamshire. In 2020, the built-up area subdivision had an estimated population of 164,793. In 2011, the district had a population of 140,713.

Slough’s population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the United Kingdom, attracting people from across the country and the world for labour since the 1920s, which has helped shape it into a major trading centre. In 2017, unemployment stood at 1.4%, one-third the UK average of 4.5%.

The Curve, library and culture centre © flickr.com - Irid Escent/cc-by-sa-2.0 Slough Trading Estate © Sloughmani/cc-by-3.0 © alwye/cc-by-sa-4.0 Old Town Hall, now a school © Richard Kelly/cc-by-sa-4.0 Old Wharf on Slough Canal © geograph.org.uk - Des Blenkinsopp/cc-by-sa-2.0 St Mary´s Parish Church © Lucia Petrová/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The Curve, library and culture centre © flickr.com - Irid Escent/cc-by-sa-2.0
Slough has the highest concentration of UK HQs of global companies outside London. Slough Trading Estate is the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe, with over 17,000 jobs in 400 businesses. Blackberry, McAfee, Burger King, DHL, Telefonica and Lego have head offices in the town.

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