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Southampton is the cruise capital of Northern Europe. With a cosmopolitan atmosphere borne from centuries of international trade, Southampton is one of the UK’s leading ports and liveliest cities, combining medieval walls and buildings, modern shopping and entertainment complexes, marinas, culture and nightlife. Explore the city’s rich culture and long history and try the wide range of leisure activities in the surrounding countryside before relaxing to recount the day in one of Southampton’s many harbour-side restaurants, cafés and bars.

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Southampton’s Old Town

The Old Town is a vibrant quarter based on its own historic identity. It has a mix of building design dating to the 12th century, Victorian architecture, and contemporary design. The Old Town is clearly bordered on three sides by one of the longest surviving stretches of medieval town walls in the country.
Adresse: Old Town, Southampton

Titanic Trail

Southampton will always be associated with the ill-fated liner, RMS Titanic, which set sail from shore in 1912. You can take a guided tour with Tourist Guides Association and explore various memorials and other related points of interest of this tragic story. A self-guided booklet may be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre.

SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum is located at the heart of Southampton, and tells the story of the city's past and its connection to the sea. Here you will hear stories of the Titanic, and experience the sights and sounds of Southampton in 1912.
Adresse: Havelock Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8083 3007
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-5pm

Solent Sky Aviation Museum

The Southampton Hall of Aviation (Solent Sky) depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area with a collection of authentic aircrafts dating back primarily to the 20th century. It houses a Spitfire and a Sandringham Flying Boat, among others. Many exhibits were produced locally.
Adresse: 7 Albert Road South, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8063 5830
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Mondays

Southampton City Art Gallery

The magnificent City Art Gallery has over 5000 works of art covering six centuries of European culture from the Italian Renaissance to French Impressionism. Its core collection of 20th century British art is internationally renowned. Entry is free of charge.
Adresse: Commercial Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8083 2277
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays

Mayflower Theatre

At the heart of Southampton’s performing arts tradition is the majestic Mayflower Theatre, the largest theatre in Southern England. This opened in 1928, and has undergone extensive refurbishment. You can see musicals, ballet, operatic productions as well as comedy acts and evenings with celebrities.
Adresse: Commercial Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 2380 711811

Tudor House & Garden

The Tudor House & Garden is located in the Old Town and is Southampton’s oldest museum, built at the end of the 15th century. This important historic building has undergone a major £5.4m refurbishment and transformed into an exceptional visitor experience.
Adresse: Bugle Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8083 4242
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Day Trip To The Isle Of Wight

Take a short boat journey from Southampton’s Town Quay to this popular holiday island. Once there, you can enjoy plenty of attractions and fun activities. The beautiful landscape has a mix of forests, wide sandy beaches and chalk cliffs - ideal location for a day trip.
Adresse: Isle Of Wight

Bike The Tracks Of New Forest

A 12 minute river crossing from Southampton brings you to the picturesque harbour town of Hythe from where your choice of bike can be collected. You are then free to explore the New Forest with its beautiful scenery, historic castles and famous sea views. Hythe Ferry +44 23 8084 0722 Prospect Place, Hythe, Southampton Cyclexperience +44 23 8084 0765 Suite 4a South Street Centre, 16 South Street, Hythe, Southampton [email protected]
Adresse: Prospect Place, Hythe, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8084 0722

Southampton’s Parks

Southampton is probably the greenest city in Southern England. Close to the Old Town are seven Grade II listed formal parks, which have been fully restored to their former Victorian glory and have their traditional bandstand, rose gardens, elaborate fountains and imposing sculptures which evoke the city’s history and civic pride. There are plenty of activities to do here such as mini-golf course, basketball court, a skate park and cricket pitches. There are also guided walks and regular music sessions in the bandstand.

Medieval Merchant's House

Built in 1290, as the home of a Southampton man who made his fortune trading with Bordeaux, and is one of the earliest surviving merchant’s houses in England. It has been restored to its mid-14th century appearance and replica furnishings provide an insight into medieval life.
Adresse: 58 French Street, Southampton, Hampshire
Telefon: +44 870 333 1181

Guided Walks

Sightseeing walks and tours in and around Southampton is a great way to explore the city. Many guided walks on a variety of themes are arranged by See Southampton and Southampton Tourist Guides Association. They provide both public and private walking tours. Consult the web sites for more info.
Adresse: Old Town, Southampton
Telefon: +44 7804 120 479

Southampton Common Park

The huge 326 acre Common park, just a short walk from the city centre, is a haven for flora and fauna and has been designated as UNESCO site of special scientific interest. The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the local ecology and wildlife.
Adresse: Southampton Common, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8067 1921

Sport Activities

Southampton offers a wide range of sports facilities including golf (The Municipal Golf Course), Tennis (David Lloyd Tennis Club), sailing, canoeing/kayaking, swimming and diving, and general leisure centre activities. Southampton Golf Club Golf Course Road Bassett Southampton David Lloyd Leisure Off Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane Southampton Hampshire Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre +44 300 0200 135
Adresse: Golf Course Road, Bassett, Southampton

St Mary's Stadium

If you like football then you should head over to St Mary's Stadium which is the home of Southampton F.C. The stadium has undergone some constructions between December 1999 and July 2001 at a total cost of £32 million. Besides watching football you can take a stadium tour where you get the chance to see the players' dressing rooms, warm-up room, tunnel entrance and the tactics board where the players gather round for pep talk. The tour lasts for one and a half hours.
Adresse: Britannia Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 2381 780 780


A lively, bright brasserie in the heart of Oxford Street serving traditional Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine together with a selection of innovative signature dishes. Lunch buffet is offered Sunday to Friday, and buffet-style dinner is served Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Adresse: 39 Oxford Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 1585
Åpningstider: Daily lunch: 12pm-2.30pm, dinner: 6pm-12am

The White Star Tavern And Dining Rooms

The White Star is an award winning restaurant and hotel. The restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes for food and dining. Here they offer you fresh, locally sourced meals in a classic modern British style. At the bar you can enjoy the very best drinks and cocktails.
Adresse: 28 Oxford Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8082 1990


Ennio’s is recognised as one of the finest Italian restaurants in Hampshire. The speciality is fresh fish and seafood, with 10-12 different varieties daily. The most popular dish is "Grigliata Mixta" which is mixed fish and seafood grill - a good way to sample a variety of flavors at once.
Adresse: 1 Town Quay, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 1159
Åpningstider: Opens for lunch and dinner

Banana Wharf

Banana Wharf is a modern and atmospheric restaurant on the waterfront. It is popular with families and mooring yacht folk. The restaurant opens from early breakfast (Sat & Sun starting 8.30am) all day to late at evening, and offers a fusion of oriental and tropical influences in its dishes.
Adresse: Ocean Village, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8033 8866

The Oxford Brasserie

Everyone in Southampton who’s into food knows the legendary Oxford Brasserie. Never resting on laurels, they’ve revamped the restaurant’s image to reflect the contemporary menus and understanding of the modern working lunch. In the evening, the restaurant transforms into an intimate, relaxed oasis.
Adresse: 33-34 Oxford Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 2380 635 043
Åpningstider: Daily noon-10pm

Fusion Noodle Bar

This restaurant serves primarily oriental noodle and rice dishes, with a few variations on the theme. On the menu you will find mouth-watering dishes such as Thai green curry chicken, roasted duck in Hoi Sin sauce, Malaysian beef curry and much more.
Adresse: 15 Mary Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8063 2221
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 12pm-2.30pm & 5pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm, closed Mondays

La Regata

La Regata is a small Spanish family-run restaurant with a beautiful location on the Southampton’s water front. This is an ideal restaurant if you fancy trying lots of different flavours since the menu offers a wide variety of traditional tapas, which are all home made.
Adresse: Town Quay, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 3456
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm

The Art House Southampton

The Art House Gallery Café is a volunteer-run, multi-disciplinary art venue and café. It’s located in the heart of Southampton’s evolving cultural quarter and they also offer organic food and drink. Immerse yourself into the place's unique atmosphere of creativity.
Adresse: 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8023 8582
Åpningstider: 11:00-22.00 (Tuesday to Saturday) 12:00-17:00 (Sunday)


Costa is a chain of Italian coffee shops. In this café you will be served coffee made the Italian way, slow-roasted for 20 minutes for a fuller, richer taste. Costa also offers different types of snacks and cakes - perfect for a short pit stop when touring the city.
Adresse: Civic Centre Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 3023

Cafe Creme

This is a café/coffee shop with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Here you can have a good, solid breakfast, a hefty lunch or - if you are craving something sweet - the menu offers fruit scones, cakes and tasty smoothies; do not miss the heavenly fresh croissants.
Adresse: 31 Bedford Place, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8023 6616
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Bring & Mix

A different cocktail bar, where patrons are allowed to bring their spirits of choice along to let themselves be surprised by resident mixologists' creations. Guests hand the alcohol over to the barman, and receive artisan drinks with juices, syrup infusions, herbs and spices.
Adresse: 34 Bedford Place, Southampton
Telefon: +44 7595 264773
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm

The London Hotel

Located quite close to the busy Oxford Street nightlife district, The London Hotel (housed inside an imposing 19th century building) is an old-fashioned pub that offers entertainment almost every night, including cabaret, pub-quizzes and karaoke. The bar staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
Adresse: 2 Terminus Terrace, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8071 0652

Orange Rooms

Established in 2001, Orange Rooms is winner of Southampton’s Best Bar Award. A great place for a burger (be sure to try the Lamb far-kofta), or to unwind with a cocktail and soak in the music and good times. Orange Rooms features blues every Monday and various other shows throughout the week.
Adresse: 1-2 Vernon Walk, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8023 2333
Åpningstider: Sun-Mon 12pm-12am, Tues-Thurs12pm-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am

The Giddy Bridge

Conversation takes precedent over loud music in the traditional environment of this Southampton pub. The friendly staff serve hot meals and ales at reasonable prices. The drink selection is quite extensive, and includes ciders, draft & bottled beers (including exotic Polish & Chinese), and more.
Adresse: 10-16 London Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8033 6346


WestQuay has been voted as the best of its kind in the UK. This is a large shopping centre with three floors. It is a paradise for the fashion-conscious with brands such as French Connection, Karen Millen, Hollister, Apple and other big names recognised worldwide.
Adresse: Harbour Parade, Southampton
Telefon: +44 2380 336 828

The Marlands

The Marlands shopping centre contains around sixty shops. Here you can find street fashion, lifestyle, furnishings and toys. Major retailers run shop here such as Matalan, Poundland, CeX, The Disney Store and Claire's Accessories. For food, stop by Stakks Pancake House or JRC Global Buffet.
Adresse: Civic Centre Road, Southampton
Telefon: +44 2380 339164

Above Bar Street

The Above Bar Street and surrounding areas contain some of the mid- and upper-range brand name boutiques known the world over (as well as some local brands). Clothing stores, electronics, book shops and more, along with a multitude of cafés and restaurants.
Adresse: Above Bar Street, Southampton

Bedford Place

This Southampton area is where some of the privately run local businesses set up shop - most belong to the upmarket sector. It's a lively area with bars and eateries located to the north of the Parks, a 10-minute walk from the central train station and/or downtown.
Adresse: Bedford Place, Southampton

Disney Store

The Southampton installment of this worldwide store chain sells anything and everything a Disney fan's heart desires. Toys, collectibles, decorations, clothing, and all imaginable Disney memorabilia all gathered under one roof (featured Marvel and Star Wars themed items).
Adresse: The Marlands Centre, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 2543

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit weather-wise are late spring to early autumn, with peak tourist season falling on the month of August. To avoid the crowds, plan your trip for June or July.


Southampton has its own international airport, serving approximately 50 destinations courtesy of around 12 airlines. It has the closest plane-to-train link of any European airport with frequent services to the city centre (8 minute journey time). Booking in advance can save you up to 43%. You can book your ticket online. There are multiple bus services that operate between the city centre and the airport. The journey time from the city centre and the airport is approximately 30 - 40 minutes. The Uni-Link bus service operates between the airport, Southampton city centre and waterfront. Velvet Bus runs to Hedge End and Eastleigh (stop located outside train station). The First Group run hourly buses between the airport and city centre. Wheelers Connect line operates on weekdays, and runs between Airport Parkway, Eastleigh Bus Station, Boyatt Wood, Chestnut Avenue, RSH Hospital and the city centre of Southampton. Southampton Airport is easily accessible by car from the M27 and the M3, which is connected to the M25, so to the whole country. There are over 200 taxi companies serving Southampton airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.
Adresse: Southampton International Airport, Southampton
Telefon: +44 844 481 7777


Southampton has a wealth of public transport links to help you get around the city and further afield. However, keep in mind that transport tickets purchased for use of a particular line cannot be used on others. Most buses stop at the central train station. Regular inter-urban services link to and from Southampton operated by: First Group Bluestar Velvet Wilts & Dorset buses Uni-Link


There are direct local rail services that run from Southampton Central to Totton, Romsey, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and Southampton Airport. You can also catch the train from 7 local stations (Redbridge, Millbrook, Swaythling, St. Denys, Bitterne, Woolston and Sholing) to Southampton Central or other destinations.
Telefon: +44 800 519 1919


There are two ferry services to the Isle of Wight leaving from Town Quay (Red Funnel and The Hythe Ferry). Red Funnel has two services to the Isle of Wight. The Red Jet is a high speed service which carries foot passengers between Town Quay and West Cowes. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Then there is the Vehicle Ferry between Town Quay and East Cowes which you can take if you are travelling with a bicycle. Journey time is approximately 55-60 minutes. +44 844 844 9988 The Hythe Ferry travels between Town Quay and Hythe Pier carrying foot passengers and cyclists. The journey time is approximately 10-15 minutes. +44 23 8084 0722


There are several taxi companies serving Southampton and the surrounding areas. Star Taxis - Southampton +44 744 332 2004 Radio Taxis House +44 23 80 666 666 Nick Rumsey Taxi Service +44 7870 198968 This small taxi company service clients throughout Southampton. Specialising in long distance travel, wheelchair accessible and six seats vehicle is available.


Stamps are available from post offices and newsagents. The red-colored British post boxes are difficult to miss, and are scattered all throughout town. Post offices are generally open Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm. Larger post offices are open Saturdays 9am - 12.30pm.
Adresse: 32 - 34 Above Bar Street, Southampton
Telefon: +44 23 8022 7313


All medication is readily available, either over the counter or on prescription. Boots the Chemist have 2 stores in the city centre: WestQuay Retail Park Open 8.30am-8pm Mon-Fri (7.30pm Thurs), 8am-6pm Sat and 11am-5pm Sun 19 - 29 Above Bar Street Open 8.30am-6.15pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm Sun Southampton is home to some of the best healthcare in the country with excellent hospitals and clinics, highly skilled staff and groundbreaking research. Southampton City Primary Trust is the organisation responsible for ensuring you get the NHS care you need. List of local Doctors: If you need 24 hour urgent medical care, telephone NHS Direct (Tel: 111). They can give you free medical advice and direct you to the nearest hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department.


Country code: +44 Area code: 023


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