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Town Life

As well as Basingstoke town centre being the perfect location for young professionals and commuters who are looking for proximity to travel options there is also plenty on offer for families.


Basingstoke town centre is well situated for access to the M3 at junction 6. For those that use public transport to commute or travel, the train station offers links to Reading, London and the south west. The bus station is conveniently located by Festival Place.

Town centre workplaces are on the doorstep enabling you to walk to work and Basing View is close by which can either be reached by foot or using the shuttle bus from the train station.


Living in the town centre means access to an abundance of shops and restaurants with Festival Place and The Malls together with the top of the town.  For other leisure pursuits cinema lovers can enjoy a film at the Vue in Festival Place, theatre lovers will find something at the Anvil or the Haymarket, try an Escape Room with friends at Exciting Escapes or the nightlife at the top of the town. A little outside of the main town centre you can find the leisure park with the Aquadrome, bowling alley and ice rink.

If you think living in the town centre means a lack of outside green space, then you would be wrong. Eastrop Park, War Memorial Park and Glebe Gardens are all within walking distance and offer playparks and places to picnic or enjoy a run. Some of these host events including festivals and fireworks.

Gym lovers won’t be disappointed with Basingstoke Sports Centre situated in Festival Place, the new gym at the Village Hotel on Basing View and Anytime Fitness opposite the train station. The weekly Park Run takes place in the War Memorial Park. For those that partake in other sports the Basingstoke and North Hants Cricket Club is within easy reach or enjoy a game of tennis at Totally Tennis.

Living in town

For modern apartment living look at Skyline Plaza, Crowne Plaza and Chapel Gate. There are plenty of other apartments within easy reach of the town.

You’ll find homes of up to five bedrooms in Brookvale, a designated conservation area where you will find Victorian and Edwardian homes with plenty of character.

Those later in life will find retirement apartments in town at Lady Susan Court perfectly located to enjoy the War Memorial Park and walk to the town centre shops.


You’ll find plenty of schooling options in this area of Basingstoke including Basingstoke College of Technology which is in the top 30% of colleges nationally for timely achievement of apprenticeships for all ages and levels* and 97% average of students progress to university, employment or further studies**.

* National Achievement Rate tables 2017/18. ** Based on BCoT destinations data 2019