A new poll has named the "coolest" place to live in Berkshire and it is closer than you think.

Bray, situated between Maidenhead and Windsor has stolen the top spot.

Naturecan, a health and wellbeing brand, conducted polls of 5,000 people including regional polling in Berkshire.

They then ranked locations according to the number of independent shops per head of population, the range of cultural events, how ‘Instagrammable’ were the best features and their popularity as a location for films and TV shows.

Overall, Bray ranked as the 32nd coolest place in the UK.

They described Bray as a "popular commuter town" and "a big favourite with footballers". 

The village has been used several times as a filming location for TV and film, with Bray Studios just on the doorstep.

Shows filmed in the area include popular series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Inspector Morse.

Bray was also dubbed a "foodie haven" as it boasts three Michelin Star restaurants, including one of the most famous in the world - Heston Blumenthall's Fat Duck. 

In Berkshire, Twyford came close as the second coolest place, with Cookham in third.

Yattendon was fourth and Pangbourne was fifth.

Naturecan’s chief executive Andy Duckworth said: “All the 50 places on the list would have been worthy winners and show why the UK and Berkshire in particular are such beautiful places, loved by film makers and tourists from all over the world. 

Find all 50 of the UK’s coolest places to live on Naturecan’s map - uk.naturecan.com/pages/top-50-coolest-places-to-live