Basingstoke Tourism

Basingstoke (/ˈbeɪzᵻŋstoʊk/ BAY-zing-stohk) is the largest town in Hampshire (though there are several larger cities). It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Southampton, 48 miles (77 km) southwest of London, and 19 miles (31 km) northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester. According to the 2011 census the town (including its outer suburbs) had a population of 107,355. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts. Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the mid 1960s as a result of an agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan in 1944. Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and it remained a small market town until the early 1960s. At the start of World War II the population was little more than 13,000. It still has a regular market, but is now larger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town. Basingstoke has become an important economic centre during the second half of the 20th century, and houses the locations of the UK headquarters of De La Rue, Sun Life Financial, The Automobile Association, ST Ericsson, GAME, Motorola, Barracuda Networks, Eli Lilly and Company, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, the leasing arm of BNP Paribas in the UK, and Sony Professional Solutions. It is also the location of the European headquarters of the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company. Other industries include publishing (Palgrave Macmillan, etc.), IT, telecommunications, insurance and electronics.

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  • How safe is Basingstoke for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Basingstoke.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.09 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.55 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.42 (High)
    • Safety Index 52.81 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.77 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.15 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.86 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.61 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Basingstoke

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.3 USD

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