Basingstoke Local Information
If you’re looking for a fantastic quality of life, look no further than Basingstoke. With hundreds of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés all within a short walk of Churchill Place you will never be short of things to do. Basingstoke is home to the Internationally acclaimed Anvil concert hall and the Willis Museum with touring national exhibitions, as well as sports and leisure facilities, the town really does offer something for everyone.
Food and Drink
Basingstoke town centre features a range of different restaurants to suit every taste pallet and budget. Festival Place Shopping centre, located just behind the development, plays host to a range of different cuisines, including Nando’s, ASK Italian, Giraffe and Coal Bar & Grill. Of an evening, visit Rhu Bar for live jazz music, Pure Bar for great cocktails and Tonic for a late-night party.
Basingstoke offers plenty of entertainment all of which are within a close proximity to the development. Why not step inside the story of the social, retail and industrial heritage of the area and imagine what life would have been like during the Victorian era and the 1930’s by visiting the Milestones Museum. The Anvil is one of Hampshire’s largest entertainment venues offering a wide range of entertainment for all ages including: stand-up comedy, theatre, ballet, opera, classical music, pop concerts and pantomimes. Alternatively, you could take a leisurely stroll around Eastrop Park or hop on board one of the pedalos within the boating lake.
Shopping and Retail
The Malls Shopping Centre is a 5 minute walk from the development and Festival Place Shopping Centre is just next door. Both offer a range of popular high street names alongside various restaurants and food outlets.
Waitrose with John Lewis Home is located just a 5 minute walk away from the development and Sainsburys is located within The Malls Shopping Centre.
Situated just outside the centre of Basingstoke and just a minutes walk from Churchill Place id Eastrop Park. This is a vast stretch of green parkland featuring a boating lake, The Boathouse Café, children’s playground and walking trail.
A mile out of the town centre is the Basingstoke Leisure Park, which offers a wide range of activities, including Planet Ice, Hollywood Bowl and Aquadrome Water Park.
There are many sports activities on offer in the Basingstoke area, like Tylney Park Golf Course, Basingstoke County Cricket Club, and Lasham Gliding Club.
There are a number of reputable schools and universities near to the development including: London Graduate School, Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) and South View Junior School.
For further information, please visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/education.