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Home working alternatives

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If you are a homeworker looking for a change of scenery, take a look at these workplace alternatives! 

We are spoiled with several lovely cafés in the borough that offer free Wi-Fi and refreshments while getting work done without the sound of the washing machine in the background.  If you are looking for more than just a casual workspace though we are lucky to also have a range of hot-desking options available.

Why not hop on your bicycle and see what it available in your local area?

Hot-desking/ co-working options

Co-working spaces are a great option for individuals or businesses to meet others, collaborate and share ideas.

  • At Kingsland Business Park you’ll find a number of co-working desks in an office managed by Regus. It offers memberships if you want to make it a regular thing or day co-working for on demand use when you need it.
  • Viables Community Centre has small room hire facilities with Wi-Fi and they have a good coffee machine.
  • Worting House offers a flexible co-working space. Surrounded by lush gardens and parkland, Worting House offers a peaceful working environment that’s free from distractions. Day membership and flexible packages available.
  • The Village Hotel at Basing View has meeting pods bookable by the hour and fast Wi-Fi, an on-site Starbucks and of course, a state-of-the-art new gym.
  • The Exchange, at Chineham Park, is a flexible, welcoming working space catering to private phone calls, co-working space and two bookable private meeting rooms available. There is a cafe on site offering breakfast, lunch, sweet treats and a variety of drink options. 

Cafe / Casual work spaces

  • Willows Coffee House, an independent dog-friendly speciality coffee house in Basingstoke town centre, is open seven days a week and offers free Wi-Fi. Seating available upstairs and down in The Warren.
Willows Coffee House, © Chuck Douglas
  • Oakridge Hall for All has a good café and also offers free Wi-Fi. They can be busy on Fridays, but other weekdays are quieter.
  • Enjoy freshly made coffee at Gabardine Bar, a coffee, wine and tapas bar in The Top of the Town offering free Wi-Fi.
  • The Café Dome at Brighton Hill is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.
  • Kudos Coffee in Whitchurch offers free Wi-Fi, open seven days a week offering speciality coffee, quality teas and is dog-friendly.
Courtesy of Kudos Coffee
  • The village of Oakley is home to Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop, open five days a week Tuesday to Saturday, offering free Wi-Fi, a children’s play corner and a local community section.
  • The White Hart in Overton offers a table in the pub with a plug socket to keep you powered up, unlimited tea or coffee and a pastry for £9.99. Book online and select 'Work from the Pub' as your booking type.

What other hot-desking or co-working spaces would you recommend?  Let us know on and we’ll include them in this list.

Written January 2022, updated June 2024.

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