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10B Church Street
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7QE

Why move to Basingstoke?

Set within the beautiful Hampshire countryside with green spaces and walks galore, Basingstoke is something of an oasis. It has shops, restaurants and parks too numerous to mention, and there are 75 state schools in the region, making it an ideal spot for a family home. And it's well-connected too, with easy access to the M3 and M4, and direct trains taking you to Waterloo in just 47 minutes and to Southampton and the south coast in just 33.

Some things to love about living in Basingstoke

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Festival Place is a shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, which opened October 2002. It houses over 200 shops including large stores such as Zara, Next, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Apple Store plus a variety of restaurants with newly opened Cosy Club, Cote Brasserie, KOKORO plus Wagamamas, Coal, GBK, Pizza Express and many more... Find out more.

Panto Season Make Anvil Arts' spectacular pantomime one of your three wishes this Christmas.
Jump aboard the magic carpet and follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a fearless quest to stop the evil Abanazar from ruling the world. Featuring magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, lamp-fulls of laughter and an Aladdin’s cave of stupendous surprises, this traditional pantomime is a genie-us way for the whole family to spend a night out together.
So don’t miss a whole new world of adventure – fly to the box office and book your tickets today (phone and internet booking also taken).
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Basingstoke has lots of dedicated cycling routes, so whether it's for leisure or to commute, it's an ideal place to hop on your bike.

A little bit of history

Contrary to popular belief, Basingstoke is not a new town. It's actually a very old market town, and can be traced to 1214 in the Domesday Book. It has a rich history both politically and socially, with the cloth and brewing industries both playing a major part in its development. During the 1960's the rebuilding of the town centre and subsequent expansion took place as part of Basingstoke's role as an expanded town to take overspill population from London.

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Basingstoke is twinned with Alencon in France, Braine-L'Alleud in Belgium, and Euskirchen in Germany.

Shopping

Basingstoke is packed with every shop you could possibly need. To make your life easier, head to Festival Place, where you'll not only find every major high street name, but bars, restaurants and a cinema complex too. The surrounding towns of Hook, Overton, Whitchurch and Tadley also have plenty to offer by way of shops.

BASINGSTOKE IS HOME TO TWO MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT VENUES: THE ANVIL, WHICH ATTRACTS SOME PRETTY BIG NAMES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, AND THE HAYMARKET THEATRE ' A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE IN A PLAY OR A MUSICAL.

Transport

By Road:

M3 to the south with connections to London, Reading, Winchester, and Newbury. The M4 lies 15 miles to the north of the town.

By Train:

Basingstoke, Whitchurch, Hook and Bramley all have train stations, offering both mainline and local rail services.

By Bus:

Basingstoke and the surrounding towns are incredibly well-served by numerous bus routes.

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