An old town located in the county of Hampshire, Basingstoke has grown into a major economic centre with a number of major companies setting up in the area. Its proximity to London has helped in its development and today Basingstoke is home to a number of modern buildings and facilities. The town also has some major landmarks including the Chapel of the Holy Ghost, St. Michael’s Church, Festival Place and Basing House. Basingstoke has been home to many famous personalities over the years including Flora Glare, Jane Austen, Joseph Warton, Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Cleverly and Sir James Lancaster.
Basingstoke is a hub for commercial activity with a number of executive suites and office spaces housing everything from architects, lawyers and accountants to financial consultants, public relation firms, furniture manufacturers, and construction companies. You will also find event management firms, graphic designers, and web design companies in the area alongside major businesses including De La Rue, Sun Life Financial, Motorola, Barracuda Networks, BNP PARIBAS, TaylorMade-Adidas, Sony, Ericsson and GAME.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Basingstoke is a trendy location with a variety of entertainment options including a large multi-screen movie-experience at Vue Cinema. The Anvil is a modern concert hall for live-musical performances while theatre lovers can head to Proteus Theatre for a variety of stage-productions. When dining out in Basingstoke, there is no shortage of options to choose from with places like the Hoddington Arms serving up traditional English pub-food or The Lime Leaf, with its Southeast Asian menu. There is Indian food on offer at The Spice or you can try the Winchester Restaurant in the Oakley Hall Hotel for French and British cuisine.
Basingstoke is accessible via the M3, which runs from London to Southampton, and the A33 and A339. The town is served by a string of bus routes while multiple coach and taxi services also operate here. Basingstoke is also connected to the mainline rail network via Basingstoke and Worting Junction railway stations. Southampton Airport is the closest air-transport link to the town while there are a few national cycle routes also passing through the area.