|Directions to get to the Wote Street Club (RG21 7NG)|
How to Find Us
By Rail (10 minute walk from the railway station)
South Western Railways operate frequent services from London Waterloo (via Woking), Salisbury (via Andover), Portsmouth (via Fareham and Eastleigh), and Southampton. Services from Swindon, Oxford, Didcot and Reading are provided by First Great Western and CrossCountry trains.
Leave by the station main entrance; go down the steps in front of you (a ramp is to the left) towards ‘The Malls’ and into the Town Centre pedestrian shopping area. Immediately to your left is Sainsbury’s. Continue across the covered square and down the mall past Boots. Exit into the open area with Tesco Metro on your right. Go through the ‘Festival Place’ entrance directly ahead and straight on past Marks & Spencer on your right. Continue past Lloyds Bank towards the Iceland store. Bear left then right keeping Ryman’s office stationery shop on your left. Go through the doors to the right of Café Nero and down the curved steps (a footway avoids these steps).
On your left is Debenhams side entrance; in front of you is the Wote Street Club. The entrance to our meeting room is to your right facing the adjacent car park.
Wheelchair alternatives are available to avoid all the steps used above.
By Bus (5 minute walk from the bus station)
On alighting at the bus station in Basingstoke town centre, head left for the taxi turning circle past bus Bay ‘R’. You will pass the ‘A1 Cars’ taxi office.
Go into ‘Festival Place’ through the short covered walkway with blue and green “wiggly” fluorescent lighting on the ceiling (public art) and directly across Festival Square. Carry straight on leaving Wagamama on your left and then turn right before the steps. On your right is Debenhams side entrance; the red brick building immediately opposite it on your left is the Wote Street Club. Our meeting room entrance is at the far end of the building facing the adjacent car park.
By Road (if using Sat Nav the post code for the Wote Street Club is RG21 7NG)
From whichever direction you are coming follow the signs to Basingstoke Town Centre. In every case this will involve using part of the outer ring road to reach the main East/West dual carriageway spine road (Churchill Way). Once on Churchill Way, whether you are approaching from the east or west, you will come to the main, five directional, traffic light controlled, town centre (Eastrop) roundabout. The most significant building at this roundabout is the massive blue-glassed Barclays building. You should leave this roundabout following the signs to the Shops, Festival Place and the Haymarket Theatre.
You are now on the inner ring road and will see the Vue Cinema ahead of you. Continue to follow the brown signs to the Haymarket Theatre. Keep to the left hand lane as you as you reach New Road with Debenhams in front of you. Pass the Festival Place shopping complex on your right, bear left to go south up the hill (a one way system) and immediately get in the right hand lane; the road is marked “West and Car Park”. Continue past Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors on your right and over the Pedestrian traffic lights towards the top of the hill. At the sign to the Magistrates Court on your left and before Phillips Solicitors and the next set of traffic lights, still following the Haymarket Theatre brown sign, turn sharp right into Red Lion Lane. The Red Lion hotel will then be on your left. Turn right into the Central Car Park. The Wote Street Club is at the bottom of the car park (in front of Debenhams) with two doors to the lounge facing the Red Lion hotel. Pay £1 for evening parking and enter the Club by the left hand of the two doors into the lounge.
On occasions, particularly if arriving relatively late, all the parking spaces in the Central Car Park and the few surrounding areas will be taken. Should this be the case you should return to the one way inner ring road (New Road), turn right out of Red Lion Lane, cross the traffic lights and, keeping in the right hand lane, bear right. You will find a few parking areas on the right and the large Castons Car Park on the left, just beyond the disused car showroom. Again you will need to pay £1 for the evening. From here there are a number of alleyways between the buildings which brings you into the old Market Square. The best is the one between Barclays Bank and McDonalds. From the Market Square, dominated by the Willis Museum building, head diagonally right down Wote Street and past the Haymarket Theatre. Before going into the enclosed shopping area at the bottom of this pedestrianised street, turn right into the open paved area and you will see the Wote Street Club in front of you with Debenhams on your left. Allow ten minutes to find this alternative parking and walk from these car parks to the Club.