Living and working in Basingstoke

Within easy reach of London, Basingstoke is a fast paced, vibrant and modern town with many successful businesses, surrounded by pretty villages and set in the stunning Hampshire countryside on your doorstep.

There are activities for every interest, including:

  • concert and theatre venue - The Anvil and Haymarket
  • regional shopping centre
  • indoor sky-diving centre and
  • impressive sports and leisure facilities

Want to work at a place where:

  • innovation is part of your everyday work
  • lots of exciting developments are happening
  • you are 45 minutes from London
  • you are in a high-tech town with regional class leisure facilities, offering everything from indoor skydiving to stand-up comedy
  • there are lots of challenges and opportunities

Take a look at Hampshire County Council's website for details on Moving to Hampshire - the complete guide for more information on the local area, including health, childcare and education.

Together with organisations which provide local services, we have produced a Guide to Living and Working in the borough. The Guide includes information on:

  • entering, staying and working in the UK
  • important paperwork
  • money and banking
  • setting up home
  • driving
  • schools and learning
  • travelling in Basingstoke
  • health services
  • staying safe and Emergencies
  • business development and enterprise agencies
  • getting involved
  • ethnic minority community groups
  • faith groups
  • ethnic food stores
  • useful numbers

A printed copy of the Guide is available on request by emailing

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