What Basingstoke famous for?

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.

Who owns Basingstoke Gazette?

The newspaper is owned by regional newspaper publisher Newsquest.

Is Basingstoke in London?

Specifically, Basingstoke 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 of England Winchester. It is an old market town with a long history. Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

How do I contact Basingstoke Gazette?

What would you like to do?

  1. Newsdesk:
  2. Tel: 01256 337444.
  3. Email: [email protected].

What is the meaning of Basingstoke?

Basingstoke. / (ˈbeɪzɪŋˌstəʊk) / noun. a town in S England, in N Hampshire.

Who is famous from Basingstoke?


  • John Arlott, cricket journalist, writer and commentator.
  • Sam Attwater, actor.
  • Carl Barât, lead singer and guitarist with The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things.
  • Christian Brassington, actor.
  • Shelley Conn, actress.

Is Basingstoke expensive?

A single person estimated monthly costs are 936$ (687£) without rent. Basingstoke is 26.21% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Basingstoke is, on average, 63.55% lower than in New York.

What county is Basingstoke?

Basingstoke and Deane, borough and district, administrative and historic county of Hampshire, southern England, west-southwest of London. The borough is largely rural but includes the market town of Basingstoke, the administrative centre.

Which county is Basingstoke?

Who is the editor of Basingstoke Gazette?

Katie French
Katie French is the editor of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser.

What is the biggest town in Hampshire?

Population ranking

# Settlement Population (2011)
1 Southampton 253,651
2 Portsmouth 238,137
3 Basingstoke 107,355
4 Eastleigh 78,716

Does anyone famous live in Basingstoke?

1. Harry Styles – the world-famous popstar’s cousin, Ben Selley, lives in Tadley and is a member of Basingstoke boy band Concept. Keith Chegwin – the late 1980s television presenter lived in Ashmansworth, on the outskirts of Basingstoke and Deane.