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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

New to the area, fancy a challenge?
Why not sign up to the Ark Riders ride this year. The biggest challenge to date - 'Twin Towns Tour July 2019’ Five countries over four days, total miles 453!

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Basingstoke 10k is a new race that will run parallel with the already popular Basingstoke Half Marathon – Sunday 6th October.

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A 24-hour fundraising campaign raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal to help fund a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke. (Think along the lines of Comic Relief or Children In Need but on a local scale for a local project) arkday.co.uk

ONE WEEKEND OF LIVE MUSIC, ARTS AND FAMILY FUN B LOVE B LOVE is Basingstoke’s biggest weekend of live music, packed with a variety of performance, art and family fun. Held in War Memorial Park on 6 July and 7 July 2019 the event is the climax of the Basingstoke Festival. In 2019 B LOVE will see an incredible line-up of local music and art talent as well as international headliners on a number of stages. Tickets on sale now and early bird prices will be available until 31 May 2019 blovemusic.com

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.

Need to know

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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