:: This is the 11th, but we can#8217;t have a list about Slough without mentioning THAT poem. Not many towns have a famous ode dedicated to them, but Slough has Sir John Betjeman#8217;s Come Friendly Bombs And Fall On Slough. However, the 1937 work is more a damning indictment of industrialisation, than a biting evisceration of the town.
:: Slough was recently found to be the second most productive place in the UK, much of it taking place on the Slough Trading Estate, which is home to around 350 businesses.
:: Slough is also on the Crossrail route which is opening in 2018 and is due to become fully operational the following year. It was recently announced that there would be more peak hours services from London Paddington to Slough and Maidenhead.
Its research showed Slough#8217;s median salaries are £35,000, the town has more than 26,000 vacancies and the median price of a house is £390,000.
:: Slough has excellent road transport links, being close to the M4, M25 and other A-roads, as well as being located just seven miles from Heathrow Airport.
:: Slough was the setting for the multi award-winning TV mockumentary comedy, The Office, which launched the career of Ricky Gervais.