Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Location and directions

Our offices are located in Hook, Hampshire. Just off Junction 5 of the M3 Motorway. The venue is within easy reach from either the M3 or M4 motorways. We are also served by the south coast mainline from London Waterloo rail station. There are a minimum of two stopping trains per hour from and to London Waterloo and a faster direct service to the nearby town of Basingstoke. If you alight at Hook, you are within easy walking distance from the train station. Our offices are just a couple of minutes from the train station. You are looking for the building called 'Landmark House'

Local area

Hook is nestled in the far NE corner of the Hampshire and Berkshire borders just 35 miles south-west of hustle and bustle of London. The village is bounded on the east side by the picturesque valley of the River Whitewater, and to the south by two areas of common land - Hook Common and Bartley Heath. Bartley Heath is an area of wet heathland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Bartley Heath and Hook Common are easily accessible from the village and are a great place to enjoy wildlife.

There is a large business park in Hook and the residential area and centre of Hook, where we are located, is just North of this business area and the train station.

Arriving by car

Our offices are located just a couple of minutes from Junction 5 of the M3 motorway. See the map on the right. There is limited parking at the office so please contact us regarding availability on the day of your visit. There is plenty of additional parking nearby at the local train station, which is a short walk from the office.

There is limited parking available to the front and rear of the building. We recommend planning on not parking here and if you get a space it's a bonus! If there are no spaces at the office then alternative recommended parking can be found as follows: -
 
Hook Railway Station is within a short walking distance from the centre: -
 
 
An alternative is just over the road form us: -
 

Arriving by train

We are on the main line from London (Waterloo) and trains serve Hook station up to four times an hour. There is a fast service to Basingstoke but you will need to catch a taxi back to Hook (15 minutes). Or you can choose the stopping service to Basingstoke which stops at Hook.

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/times/WAT/HOK/tomorrow/0700/dep?directonly

Arriving by plane

We are equidistant between Southampton and London (Heathrow) airports. If you are coming from outside of the UK the service from Heathrow is quicker, more direct and better served. However if you are travelling from the UK or Ireland we often use Southampton as it serves those regions very well, is quick and inexpensive. You can get semi-direct trains to Hook from straight from the Airport via Basingstoke.

If you are travelling from Heathrow a taxi is the quickest and easiest way to get to us. It is much cheaper to pre-book a taxi to collect you from the airport. Taking a train journey from Heathrow airport is generally not recommended as you will need to change several times to get to us.

Taxi companies: -

We have used both these firms and had no complaints from delegates.

http://www.marys-cars-hook.co.uk/

http://www.capitalcarshook.com/

Local accomodation

If you want to stay overnight before or after the event, there are a number of local hotels less than two minutes walk away from the venue: -

Very close – Walking distance

http://www.pub-explorer.com/hampshire/pub/whiteharthotelhook.htm

http://www.theraven-hotel.com/

Higher quality – Very nearby – Short drive <1.5 miles

http://www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk/hotels/southern-england/barcelo-basingstoke-country-hotel/

 
Luxury hotels – Nearby - Short drive - <5 miles
 

http://www.fourseasons.com/hampshire/

If there are availability problems at these locations, Basingstoke or Fleet are nearby towns with ample accomodation options. We are equi-distant between these two towns.

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