Basingstoke is a modern, vibrant place to live and visit. With excellent transport links to the surrounding areas, including London and Reading. We are ideally placed for access to the M3 & M4 motorways and only 45 minutes from London Waterloo by train.
We have all the features that a modern town could wish to offer. There are many attractions for visitors and residents, from pavement cafés and bistros to one of the south’s best shopping centres in Festival Place.
Basingstoke also plays host to the annual kite and balloon festivals and the music festival Basingstoke Live.
Basingstoke boasts a comprehensive Leisure Park, with its ice rink, virtual ski slopes, free-fall tunnel, bowling alley, swimming complex, 9 hole pitch-and-putt golf course and multi screen cinema, you’ll also find the fascinating Milestones museum. Here you can walk through time and find out more about Basingstoke from the early 1900’s.
For more detailed information on Basingstoke and all it has to offer, visit Destination Basingstoke. The website offers detailed information on the towns local events, what to see and even where to eat!
A trip to Milestones, Hampshire’s living history museum in Basingstoke, brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects either made or used in Hampshire.
Good shopping is guaranteed in Basingstoke, with the town’s Festival Place shopping centre offering over 200 shops and 31 restaurants, bars and cafes plus a 10+ screen cinema.
Basing House was once the country’s largest private house and home to the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. It was the scene of many royal visits, by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and many others.