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About Basingstoke

Find out all about Basingstoke from the Marquee Hire Experts. Here's a quick and helpful guide. Basingstoke is located in southern England and is considered an old market town which was rapidly developed after World War II. It had remained as a small market town until the 1960s when its regular market expanded to become a larger local event.

Basingstoke is easily accessible with good travel links along the south coast and is just an hour from London so that makes it a popular commuter town.

Basingstoke is a very modern and lively place offering lots of job and business opportunities. It’s filled with modern buildings and facilities. You can also choose from a range of countryside hideaways as well, offering the best of both worlds.

Whatever event you’re looking forward to creating or enjoying in the United Kingdom, Basingstoke is the perfect place. The town offers different venues that can cater to the needs of your event according to how you want it. Basingstoke is the place for proms, romantic weddings, private dining, and a whole lot more!

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Basingstoke Travel Links

Basingstoke (via train) is literally 40 minutes from London. It’s easily accessible and has a very good public transport network in the town and serving it. There are great road links and the town is accessible straight from the M3 motorway.


Basingstoke Railway Station

Basingstoke Buses

Basingstoke Taxi and Car Share - An eco-friendly way of getting around town by splitting the costs. Click to find out more.


Taxi Firms in Basingstoke

The borough of Basingstoke and Deane covers a whopping 245 square miles. It’s not always going to lure you with the attraction of driving so below are some of the more popular Basingstoke Taxi providers.

Taxi Rank Locations - served by local Hackney carriage licensed cabs this link shows you where the taxi ranks are in Basingstoke.

Sams Taxi Service - a local taxi service running for more than 30 years!

Alpha Cars and Taxis


Hotels and Guest Houses in Basingstoke

As Basingstoke has a large commuter population and some high profile businesses based there, it’s no surprise that there is a good choice of hotels and accommodation on offer. Some of our top choices are below.

The Apollo Hotel 4 Star

This is right in the centre of the business area in Basingstoke, it has 125 rooms, a beauty treatment suite, restaurant and health and fitness facilities.

The Crowne Plaza 4 Star

Close to the city centre yet only a mile from the M3 junction, the ICHG Crowne Plaza is based around comfort and style, has a fitness centre and a carvery.

The Hampshire Court Hotel (Q Hotels) 4 Star

Slightly further out on the edge of Basingstoke this hotel offers an award winning restaurant a spa and health club all under one roof.

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Places to Get Married in Basingstoke

Basingstoke has a mix of rural areas and urban hot-spots so if you’re thinking of getting married here, there’s lots of venues to select from. Here are a few to get you thinking.


Oakley Hall Hotel

Stunning manor house style hotel + breathtaking grounds = a wedding venue made in your dreams. (They have even been featured in Bride Magazine and awarded the “WOW factor.)

Audleys Wood Hotel

Inside, outside even a garden pavilion, here you can personalize the wedding of your dreams. This used to be a home, now the hotel remains that warmth of character as it welcomes guests.

Sandford Springs Hotel & Golf Club

Set between Newbury and Basingstoke, this gold club and hotel offers, style, class and some rather appealing wedding packages.


Marquee Hire Basingstoke & Events In Basingstoke

Whether a wedding or another special event, you can make any location extra special by speaking to a talented planning team like Dark Star Discos, we can help with:


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Furniture Hire

We can help cater for any event in and around Basingstoke including:

Family Celebrations



Private Dining

Themed Parties


Whatever your party or event is, Basingstoke we can create the perfect party venue for you and provide all  the people to make it happen they way you want.


You might also want some help with:


Wedding or Executive Car Hire

Professional Photography


Top Restaurants In Basingstoke

What are your taste buds telling you, you are in the mood for? Whatever you fancy then there is a plethora of food delights that awaits you.

Coal Grill & Bar

This American style offering - great for families, steaks, grills and yummy desserts.

The Hoddington Arms

A stunning gastropub with a diverse menu and some mouth watering dishes on offer.

The Glasshouse Restaurant

The very best of modern British cuisine, the restaurant is snugly inside Oakley Hall Hotel, you can book and do not need to be a hotel guest to enjoy this fabulous food.


Top Things to do in Basingstoke

While the locals of Basingstoke have busy lives either locally or in London, it creates a wealth of activities for locals and visitors to enjoy, here are a few ideas:

Jane Austen's House Museum

In the village of Chawton on Basingstoke's doorstep is the museum that honours the writer Jane Austen, this is where she wrote her famous works like the enduring, “Pride and Prejudice”. This is where the writer lived and wrote for the last eight years of her life. Take a trip into the historic past with this 17th century museum.

iFly Indoor Skydiving

Fancy a skydive but without the need for a plane? Then you’re in the right place here, try and experience the thrill of skydiving without the mega heights!

Anvil Arts

Just one of 3 local theatres (the others being the Forge and The Haymarket). Come and take in a show - musicals, comedy and drama all under one roof. Perfect for all.


Exploring Basingstoke

The Anvil - know for its good acoustics and a wide range of artists who play there. As well as music, the Anvil theatre is a great local place where as well as performances to learn something new. They have different programmes for dancing, theatre art, opera, and comedy. When it comes to yearly events, you can catch the annual kite, balloon, and music festival only in Basingstoke.

There’s good shopping to be found at Festival Place, along with eateries, cinemas even a trampoline park!

Basingstoke has lot’s to do to keep you occupied and travel out from the town centre to uncover nature trails and golf courses. Even in the town you can play...why not try out the Panet Ice ice rink, one of the largest in the UK.

Basingstoke has a rich history which dates all the way back to the Romans, it’s a vibrant town surrounded by rolling countryside and is a place you can fall in love with.


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Up to 50

This amazing marquee will seat 40 in comfort for dinner or allow 50 people to throw shapes until dawn! There is ample room for a bar and DJ!


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Up to 100

For a larger event, our 18-metre diameter Black Darkstar is the ultimate funky tent! It is designed to function as a nightclub during the day with black-out walls


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Up to 150

When you really need to push the boat out for those important landmark events, we suggest the Ultimate Darkstar – that’s both tents used together!


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