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Situated in north Hampshire, Basingstoke has grown from a quiet market town to a bustling economic and retail hub which appeals to business travellers and shoppers alike. Packed with leading multinational businesses, cultural attractions and leisure options, Basingstoke has much to be proud of. Our serviced apartments in Basingstoke from esa are positioned in the heart of the town, offering access to a range of local amenities and transport networks, as well as the opportunity enjoy the local arts scene and surrounding countryside. Whether staying in the area for business or leisure, visitors can enjoy a wide choice of high street shops, restaurants, historic houses, all available on the doorstep.

Our contemporary properties in Basingstoke are centrally located, close to a range of local amenities, business parks and transport networks. Basingstoke is a well-connected destination, offering convenient transport links to London, Reading, Newbury and the main commercial areas of Hampshire and the Thames Valley. Guests staying in serviced apartments in Basingstoke from esa benefit from frequent trains to Reading, providing fast connections to the capital and the rest of the country. Basingstoke's position, close to the M3 motorway, the A339 and the A33 means the town has unrivalled access to a range of locations across the South, including Newbury, Winchester, Southampton, Reading and London.

Basingstoke is a major player in the corporate world, attracting a host of large organisations to the area, including Britain's oldest and most respected motoring organisation, the AA, which has its head office in the town. The town is also home to Sony, Motorola, AXA and Eli Lilly, amongst many others. Serviced apartments in Basingstoke from esa are ideal for project workers and business travellers who enjoy the convenience of being accommodated close to the town's major businesses and commercial centres.

Boasting a diverse selection of high street stores, a large retail centre and some traditional street markets, Basingstoke is a popular shopping destination. Festival Place features a range of brands and leisure activities all under one roof, as well as a variety of restaurants and chic bars. For those who enjoy cultural pursuits, there are some magnificent historic houses to visit in the area and some interesting museums. Basingstoke also enjoys a vibrant arts scene with some superb venues offering varied programmes. Anvil Arts manages The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke and is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire.

Here are some suggestions for things to do while staying in serviced apartments Basingstoke:

things to do and places to see - serviced apartments in basingstoke

  • Spend a day at historic Basing House and look around the Basing Grange Buildings and the battle-scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535. Stop for a picnic in the Jacobean Garden before discovering the ruins of the Tudor Palace and the 17th Century Civil War defences.
  • Marvel at the splendour of the 16th Century mansion, The Vyne. Pack a picnic and take a relaxing walk around the beautiful grounds, before browsing the original artwork and ornate furniture in the house.
  • With over 200 shops and 31 restaurants, bars and cafes you'll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained at Festival Place. Once you've finished shopping you could always watch a film at the 10 screen cinema or try an aerobics class at the Sports Centre.
  • Enjoy a performance at the Haymarket Theatre or a concert at The Anvil. With such a varied programme of music, comedy, plays and dance on offer, you'll find something for tastes.
  • Hop on one of the famous pink buses from Basingstoke Station and treat the family to a fun day out at the Leisure Park. Just a mile west of the town centre, the Leisure Park offers a great range of activities for all ages, including ice skating, swimming, sky diving, bowling and bingo.
  • Visit Hampshire's living history museum, Milestones. Walk through the streets and experience life in the 1800s and 1900s. Discover the shops, factories, houses, vintage vehicles and a Victorian showground, before stopping for a drink at the Baverstoke Arms.
  • If you're a fan of local breweries and traditional ales, take a tour of the family run Andwell Brewing Company and enjoy the sweet aroma of hops.
  • Only a short walk from the centre of Old Basing Village, Millfield Nature Reserve has various footpaths to explore. Enjoy discovering the local wildlife and plants in this natural setting.

Interested in finding out more about serviced apartments in Basingstoke from esa? Contact us about our properties and a member of our dedicated Reservations team will assist you with your enquiry.

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