What more could you want? The big one… decent schools, and here Windsor gets good marks in both the private and state sector.
There’s Eton and St George’s School at Windsor Castle, but most of us will be looking elsewhere.
The usual route is through the middle schools to the highly regarded comprehensive Windsor Boys and Windsor Girls Schools - yes, this is one of the areas where singlesex education sets the state standard.
Queensmead School (formerly known as Brigidine) is an independent non-selective Catholic day school spanning from two to 18 years, while other favourites include Upton House, a nursery and prep (boys until seven, girls to 11).
The children, of course, will be more interested that Legoland is just down the road.
There’s no other word for it, Windsor is ‘handy’. There are two railway stations, to Waterloo (journey time around an hour) and Paddington via Slough (about 40 minutes). The M4 is easily picked up at Slough or Langley, giving access to the M25, and the M3 is 12 miles away across country. Of course if you live in Windsor and also work there, then you are not only lucky but rather clever too! Kerry Manning, manager at Vinegar Hill in St Leonards Road, the independent small chain of just 11 shops specialising in gifts and homewares, loves the culture and history of Windsor but says: “The best bit is that it still feels like a village.” Kerry’s expecting a baby in the
New Year. She recommends boutique café Madame Posh in Peascod Street for a bite to eat.