HOOK is modern-day Commuterland as opposed to Metroland, with a major Tesco and hundreds of new houses arranged in estates. A family butcher features among the local shops. The London-bound trains are frequent, and it is very close to Junction 5 of the M3. Four-bedroom detached houses start at around £245,000, rising to £350,000 for one from the up-market builders Charles Church. Annual events include the Hook Fun Run in May. There is a large helicopter base a couple of miles away at RAF Odiham. Thomas Burberry, of raincoat fame, had a house here called Crossways.