Basingstoke in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... access to the M3 and A30. Reading in a 20min drive or train ride away and London takes 50mins by train. Festival Place is the new shopping centre which was built about 8 years ago now. Modern in looks it offers a great day out shopping with the old part of town and new part offering loads of different shops. There are also loads of places to eat in town from italian, steaks, chinease, spanish...the list goes on. There is also a huge well kept Vue cinema. In terms of nightlife in Basingtoke there is a Liquid nightclub which can be a bit rough sometimes but is allright and good priced for a night out. There are plenty of pubs in all the ... more
Customer Basingstoke in General Reviews (2)
by - written on 02/04/09 (Very useful, 171 readings)
Basingstoke often gets a lot of stick for being a dump. A couple of years back it got voted 15th worst place in the UK!!! I've lived in Basingstoke for many years now and personally dont see what all the fuss is about. Of coursed like any place there are rough parts but generally i think the town has a lot to offer. Basingstoke is huge, the size of a small city, and is an over spill for London. It has easy access to the M3 and A30. Reading in a 20min drive or train ride away and London takes 50mins by train. Festival Place is the new shopping centre which was built about 8 years ago now. Modern in looks it offers a great day out shopping with the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/04/01, updated on 03/04/01 (Very useful, 368 readings)
In many ways, I think Basingstoke is under rated. It's at the butt of every joke comedians make about 'bad' towns and that seems a little unfair... If you've visited Basingstoke, you may know it's not ALL that bad. OK, the shopping's not great and the whole look of the place is a little lacking generally in the town centre but I'm told it's all set to change with the new 'Festival Place' now coming and due for completion within the next year or so. This is going to attract new shops and maybe boosy Basingstoke's reputation! Town centre aside, Basingstoke has some great places. Two theatres - one featuring ... Read the complete review
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