You’ve arrived in Basingstoke, the largest town in the modern county of Hampshire, South East England. This well-known settlement finds itself across a valley at the source of the River Loddon.
It lies some 50 miles from London, 30 miles from Southampton and 20 miles from the county town of Winchester. Spending a day out here makes for the perfect pastime, especially when you enjoy an Afternoon Tea in Basingstoke. Why not treat yourself today to a nice, hot brew with scones and sandwiches to hand?
People have lived in and around present-day Basingstoke for thousands of years. It appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, noted for being a market town. Centuries later, during the English Civil War, it hosted Parliamentarian forces.
Much of its development, however, has only taken place in the last hundred years, particularly after the Second World War. Since then, it has become a significant economic centre, while also being a popular tourist stopping point. On your next visit, be sure to have lunch at an Afternoon Tea Basingstoke venue. You won’t regret it.