Waterlooville is the perfect commuter town. It is handily situated about 2 miles north of Portsmouth, making it an ideal residential area for those who work in the city.
You get a nice mix of town, urban and countryside with the outlying villages of Catherington, Blendworth, Cowplain, Hambledon, Horndean and Widley. There are several junctions accessing the A3, which take you south to Portsmouth, Chichester and beyond, as well as Petersfield and eventually, London.
The newly completed Hindhead Tunnel has slashed the congestion and the travelling time to the capital, making Waterlooville the ideal residential location for those holding down a job in London.
With several well-regarded schools and plenty of shops, pubs and public facilities, Waterlooville is the ideal spot to look for your new home.
Waterlooville derives its name from the coaching inn that stood in the centre of the old village, in Wait End Lane. Legend has it that the returning soldiers from the battle of Waterloo disembarked at Portsmouth and caught the stagecoach which ran along the corridor of the old A3.
The pub was a stopping point for coach travellers, and many of the soldiers liked it so much that they decided to settle there, and so the name Waterlooville was born.
The original Heroes of Waterloo pub was demolished in 1966, but a new one stands to the north of the town bearing the same name.
Marconi built a facility near the town in the 1980s, where they developed their underwater defence systems, including the Stingray anti-submarine torpedo.
Today, Waterlooville is one of the best commuter towns on the south coast. It shares several junctions with the A3, and there is easy access to a railway station at Bedhampton.
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