Maidenhead is a town in Berkshire England, and has a population of around 60,000. The town is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It lies on the west bank of the River Thames.

  • to the east: on the opposite side of the river, the village of Taplow. A couple of miles further on is Slough, and after it the London boroughs of Hounslow and Uxbridge.
  • to the north: the Cookhams (Cookham Village, Cookham Rise & Cookham Dean). These lie south of the Berkshire-Buckinghamshire border, which is formed by the River Thames (which then bends Southwards to form M'head-Taplow border)
  • to the south: the village of Holyport. Continuing by road to the South-East leads to the town of Windsor.

The (Brunel built) Great Western Railway passes through the town, offering convenient links to London and stations towards Bristol.

Maidenhead is in England's 'Silicon Corridor' along the M4 motorway west of London. Many residents do commute to London, or the cities of Slough and Reading. Maidenhead boast a reasonable High Street shopping facilities, multiplex cinema, leisure centre (with swimming pool), bowling alley and an arts centre (with theatre).

Maidenhead's industries include: computer software, plastics, pharmacuticals and printing, the town is also a boating centre.

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Alternate usage: "maidenhead" is also an old word for the hymen.