Things To See and Do
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with accommodation to suit all budgets and with excellent transport links, Basingstoke also has many nearby attractions. Stratfield Saye House offers an intriguing insight into the life of the Great Duke of Wellington, whose family lived there from 1817, while novelist Jane Austen attended balls at Tudor mansion The Vyne, originally home to Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain.
Whether you prefer the big five star treatment or the personal touch of an intimate boutique or love the calm of the countryside, Reading offers plenty of choices. From 5 star hotels to boutique hotels, from luxury accommodation to budget hotels, all located in the city centre.
Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do in Basingstoke
Whether you’re looking for things to do in Basingstoke such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Basingstoke, you’ll find everything you need for your Basingstoke holiday on What's On In Basingstoke.com. Make sure to discover Basingstoke diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Basingstoke have a huge range of options for food and drink, and has plenty to satisfy every appetite and budget. The riverside area of the Oracle shopping centre is a buzzing destination in the evening, with a diverse mix of restaurants and bars overlooking the water, along with a 10-screen cinema.
Located in the town centre, right on the River Kennet, our Reading restaurant is the perfect spot for anything from a mid-shopping pit stop or a casual dinner with friends.
Delicious and authentic regional cooking awaits you in this cosy brasserie in Basingstoke, where you will enjoy comfortable surroundings, attentive service and a real taste of France.
~What’s on in Basingstoke Local News~
Progress is being made on a project to build more than 400 flats at the former Iceland and Wickes site near Reading town centre. Reading Chronicle | Town Centre …
Spells of rain, some heavy, will push east across most areas through Saturday and Sunday. Some disruption is likely. Reading Chronicle | West Berkshire …
A popular local brewery that has been brewing beer since 2012 is set to its open first bar in the heart of Reading town centre. Reading Chronicle | Town Centre …
Five men and a woman have been jailed for running a ‘gun factory’ out of a house in Wokingham, selling firearms to criminals across southern England. Reading Chronicle | West Berkshire …
A plan for the £13.7 million project to transform Reading’s main theatre has been submitted by the council. Reading Chronicle | Town Centre …
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