Basingstoke

Looking to hold your next conference or event in Basingstoke, Hampshire?

The modern town of Basingstoke is accessible via the M3 motorway or its busy central railway station. As Hampshire’s largest town, Basingstoke has lots to offer visitors. Retail facilities are excellent and Festival Place Shopping Centre boasts over 160 shops, 20 restaurants and a multi-plex cinema.

Basingstoke and its surrounding area offer a fine selection of attractions. Milestones Living History Museum brings alive the history of the county with reconstructed Victorian streets, shops and vehicles which allow visitors to step back in time. Outside of the town, uncover the history of silk weaving at 19th century Whitchurch Silk Mill or learn about the history of iconic country houses the Vyne, Stratfield Saye and Basing House.

One of the most popular visitor attractions near Basingstoke is Highclere Castle which is used to film popular ITV drama series Downton Abbey. Home to the Carnarvon family, the estate is open to the public at various times of the year, attracting tourists from across the world.

The town has a popular arts scene with state-of-the-art performance venues such as The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge. These venues host everything from top musical performances to drama, comedy and family entertainment. The town offers a multitude of conference and meeting venues from hotels, theatres, to conference centres.

Basingstoke is home to several large private sector businesses including AXA, Boeing, Sony, Motorola, AA and Barclays. Located just a thirty minute drive from London, it’s easy to see why companies and employees like to settle in this busy commuter town. It is also becoming a popular destination to host a conference or event.

For more information on things to do and see please visit Destination Basingstoke and Visit Hampshire.

Venue Name Location Bedrooms Capacity
Apollo HotelBasingstoke125255
Audleys Wood HotelBasingstoke72200
Bombay Sapphire DistilleryWhitchurch-200
Hampshire Court HotelBasingstoke 901500
Highfield ParkHook58160
Oakley Hall HotelBasingstoke50300