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Welcome to your Southampton Pocket Guide for 2011. Whether you are visiting the city on business with a few hours to spare, a tourist on a short break delving into our rich past or a resident wanting an update on places to visit, let us be your guide. Southampton is synonymous with all things maritime, including; the accolade of Cruise Capital of Europe, our beautiful yet challenging sailing waters and even the world renowned National Oceanographic Centre. If you are looking to learn about Britain’s links with the world’s oceans, you can visit any number of museums or art galleries to find out more.
Southampton is a thriving hub of culture with major investment into the city’s Cultural Quarter, bringing world renowned names from the world of art and music to projects taking place throughout 2011. Why not take a look at the Southampton events planned for this year on pages 6 and 7 pocket guide 2011 then decide on your choice of fine restaurant and superb accommodation to make your visit The places to... an extravaganza. Visit in the City
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A fascinating past Southampton has a rich and varied heritage with buildings dating back to the 11th century. From the Romans who established a settlement to the Saxons who built a township and then the Normans who built a castle in the 1100’s, of which parts still remain. Learn more about the invaders and settlers with a visit to God’s House Tower (Museum of Archaeology). During the Victorian period, the port of Southampton grew and the celebrated White Star shipping line moved its headquarters to the city. It was from here that RMS Titanic set sail on her ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912. The story of Titanic and Southampton’s maritime heritage can be enjoyed at The Wool House (Maritime Museum) and in 2012 a new Sea City Museum will be opened to celebrate the city’s links with the sea.
Old Town, new ideas Southampton’s Old Town district is just to the south of the city centre. This magical part of the city boasts famous residents and visitors including the Pilgrim Fathers, William the Conqueror, Jane Austen and even Shakespeare who it is claimed visited the Dolphin Hotel. Visit the Old Town at night on one of the famous ghost tours to reveal the spirit of the area! By day, the Old Town is truly remarkable, capturing the essence of the Tudor period through a wealth of original architecture and attractions. The 800 year old Bargate stands as a prestigious entrance to the Old Town. The 15th century Tudor House and Garden, due 8
s and 450 listed building to open Summer 2011, is a spectacle not to be missed with a unique exhibition that uncovers 500 years of history and a magical Tudor garden with a cafe and shop. The Vaults open to the public during the annual Heritage Days in September and provide an insight into the true scale of the city’s boundaries. Surviving two world wars, the History in the City >> Old Town bears the scars, particularly at the site of the Holy Rood Church. Here you will gain a sense of the damage to this great city due to the intense bombing that took place during WWII. While you take in the incredible history around you, why not stop for a quiet drink or lunch? The Old Town is home to a fantastic range of restaurants and cafes, housing the two oldest pubs in the city, the Duke of Wellington and the Red Lion.
Did you know? All the Kings and Queen of England, from Henry II to our present Queen, have passed through the central arch of Southampton’s Bargate? Or that author Jane Austen lived in the town’s Castle Square during Southampton’s ‘Spa’ period and spent many happy hours dancing in the Dolphin Hotel? If you didn’t, the be sure to join a Southampton Tourist Guides Association Walk and bring the past to life with fascinating historical facts. Find out more about the walks by visiting www.stga.org.uk or to book a tour call 023 8057 1858 (during office hours) 9
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Days out in Southampton Southampton is a great city with a variety of attractions to suit the young, old and all budgets. From museums, open spaces and art galleries to the general hustle and bustle of a vibrant city.
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R.M.S. Titanic sailed from Southampton on its ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912. Come and find out more about the story of Titanic’s crew, most of whom came from Southampton. As the largest liner in the world, Titanic had a crew of 898, but only 210 survived the sinking. Opening Times: subject to change, please check the website for details. www.southampton.gov.uk/art Admission: Adults £2.50; children under 7 free; children (aged 7-16) £1.50; Family ticket £5.50 (2 adults, 3 children). Concessions for students/ people over age of 60. Access: Wheelchair access to ground floor exhibitions. Stairs to first floor and Titanic exhibition.
The QE2 Mile runs through the heart of the city from the Cenotaph down to the waterfront at Town Quay, linking the city’s parks, new Cultural Quarter, shopping High Street, Old Town and historic waterfront. As the most visited part of the city, there will always be something to discover. To help you fit everything in, we’ve put together some possible itineraries to guide you.
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Southampton is a great place for the young at heart. Get your party started in the morning with some high speed racing on the Solent. Visit Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) and enjoy the thrill of your own speed boat ride across the Solent; you can go it alone or take a group. Lunch options are easy with all shopping areas offering great value for money. Hit the shops in the afternoon and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of WestQuay, The Marlands and the Bargate Shopping Centre. Fashionistas will love the international names on the High Street and if you choose to be rather more selective, then the bespoke boutiques in the Old Town may be more your style. Your evening should start in Bedford Place, where you’ll find select bars and restaurants to please every pallet and pocket. For the best in live music and a great atmosphere head to the Soul Cellar. Relaxed dance is on the cards if you aim for the Orange Rooms and if a nightclub is your destination then award winning Oceana at Leisure World is the place for you. 11
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Itinerary 2 Start your day as you mean to go on and use up some energy. For water babies the obvious choice is The Quays, featuring a great fun pool with jets and a whirlpool. Also boasting Olympic standard diving and swimming pools, this centre has it all. If you prefer a dry option, head for the Alpine Centre, where you can try out skiing or the madness of Ringo’s, giant donuts that speed you down the slopes. You can keep the kids happy at lunch time, with a vast array of themed restaurants, including TGI Friday’s at WestQuay Retail Park and La Margherita at Town Quay. Walk off lunch and visit The Hawthorns Centre, where both young and old will be amazed by the variety of wildlife that is on our doorstep. This fantastic biodiversity centre lets you interact with all the creatures you’d expect to find and some you wouldn’t! If you need a rest later in the day, why not take in a film at Odeon cinema in Leisure World, or Cineworld or Harbour Lights Picture House at Ocean Village. If you would prefer a family musical or play, head for The Mayflower Theatre, where West End shows come to life.
Day of Discovery Southampton has a wealth of art and a great place to start your journey of discovery is the City Art Gallery, housing a permanent collection of over 3,500 works of international reputation, spanning six centuries.
Attractions in the City >> Also on offer are the fabulous John Hansard Gallery at University of Southampton and look out for Millais Gallery offsite projects run by Solent University. For lunch, why not visit the Old Town and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or pubs. While you are there take a look at the Tudor House Museum and Garden, due to re-open summer 2011. Alternatively you could take a guided walk along the city walls. For those of you wishing to learn more about Southampton’s connection with the Spitfire, a visit to the Solent Sky Museum in Albert Road is a must. Also worth a visit is the charming Medieval Merchant’s House at 58 French Street, contact English Heritage for opening times. Following dinner at one of the many superb restaurants in Oxford Street sample great theatre at The Nuffield Theatre or classical, jazz, folk and world music at The Turner Sims concert hall, both at University of Southampton. The Guildhall is one of the South’s largest venues and hosts some of the biggest names in music from Pink Floyd to The Killers and Amy Winehouse. Tourist Information Centre 023 8083 3333
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Green Credentials Southampton is the greenest city in Southern England with seven formal parks which were originally common land where the medieval townsfolk grew crops and grazed their animals, converted into elegant parks in the early Victorian period. These Grade II listed parks are now fully restored and have their traditional bandstand, rose gardens, elaborate fountains and imposing sculptures which evoke the city’s history and civic pride.
Southampton Common The huge 326 acre Common, just a short walk from the city centre, is a haven for flora and fauna and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The rest of the Common is home to an abandoned race course and the site of the gallows, the Victorian lake and the country’s deepest artesian well.
The Hawthorns Located on the south east corner of Southampton Common, The Hawthorns Centre is a wonderful biodiversity centre. Great for families and those wishing to learn more about Southampton’s abundant wildlife, you’ll find out about how humans and nature work together and what surprises the future has in store for us all. Interactive displays help you discover more about the creatures and plants that live on the Common. Entry to The Hawthorns is free and the centre is open from Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and from Saturday to Sunday 12 noon - 4pm. For more information please contact The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on 023 8067 1921 or visit www.southampton.gov.uk/parks
A base for exploration With excellent road, rail and public transport services Southampton is a great base for discovering South Hampshire, where family attractions, national parks and waterside villages are waiting to be discovered. Enjoy shopping, local architecture and Romsey Abbey in the beautiful Market Town of Romsey, just ten miles north of Southampton and home to Mottisfont Abbey, Sir Harold Hiller Gardens and the family theme park, Paultons Park. Only fifteen miles west of Southampton is The New Forest, a national park of open heath, ancient woodlands and plenty Days out from the City of family attractions such as beautiful haven that is Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway.
Take a Red Funnel ferry or the Red Jet to the Isle of Wight for a day visit or relaxing break, the island is only a short distance from Southampton. To the east and approximately twenty five miles from Southampton lies the historic waterside city of Portsmouth, home to the Historic Dockyard and Britain’s tallest viewing tower, the Spinnaker Tower. The capital of King Alfred’s England is twelve miles north of Southampton and is popular for shopping, events and the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. Described as the ‘beautiful breathing space between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and less than ten miles east of Southampton, the Hamble Valley is a picturesque area of coast and countryside with waterside villages along the River Hamble.
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Cruise ahead from Southampton Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Southampton has been synonymous with cruising for over 150 years. This remarkable achievement makes Southampton not only the home of the cruise industry of the UK but also cruise capital of Northern Europe. Excellent road and rail connections to London and international airports, is a major asset for the Port. This, combined with a sheltered deepwater approach channel gives guaranteed, unrestricted access to the world’s largest cruise ships and makes it an ideal turnaround and call in port for itineraries east or west to the Baltic, Iberia and the Mediterranean. Southampton is the home-port for the UK fleets of both P&O Cruises and Cunard line, and is also used regularly by such lines as Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC and Saga Holidays. ABP has in recent years invested over 41 million in its cruise facilities to enable Southampton to accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels afloat The latest investment, at the cost of £19 million is Ocean terminal, a fourth terminal which will enable the port to easily accommodate four cruise ships in any one day! An online map and information guide for cruise passengers is available along with a complete list of cruise calls into Southampton at www.cruisesouthampton.com
Watch the ships go by Mayflower Park is the place where you can get up close to the liners, with special events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the naming and arrival of new ships. From Town Quay, you can pick up the Hythe Ferry to the waterside village of Hythe via the famous Victorian pier and the world’s oldest working pier train. The promenade is among the best vantage points for viewing the ships. Weston Shore looks out across Southampton Water and is a popular site to watch the shipping movements and also provides a great start for walks along the water’s edge. Further east is Royal Victoria Country Park where the beach at the park offers an ideal vantage point for viewing cruise liners.
Take to the water One of the best ways to view the cruise ships is to join them on the water. The Hythe Ferry passes alongside the QEII Terminal offering a unique and up close experience.
Blue Funnel Cruises offer a variety of day cruises from Ocean Village including Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Solent Cruises.
Waterside Lifestyle Maritime Southampton isn’t just about the big ships. The city’s waterfront developments and marinas offer wonderful opportunities to sit back, relax and watch yachts go by. Ocean Village offers outstanding recreational facilities for yachtsmen as well as trendy bars and restaurants. It is from here that many of the major sailing and speedboat events take place throughout the year. Further upstream on the River Itchen is Shamrock Quay, a bustling marina steeped in history.
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Culture & Entertainment Southampton prides itself on its outstanding art galleries, magnificent theatres, concert halls, live music venues, festivals and art-based events. Whether you want to see new films or classic ballets, hear traditional jazz, northern soul or the latest bands, you’ll find it all in this cultural city.
Art in the city Art is at the heart of Southampton’s cultural life and the city is proud of its superb collection of works of art. Southampton City Art Gallery, an internationally renowned regional gallery, is home to one of the most prestigious publicly-owned collections in the UK outside of the capital. The gallery provides a broad programme of exhibitions and stunning collections ranging from 14th century works to the present day. The John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton is one of the best places in the city to view contemporary visual art. Smaller venues such as The Brompton Gallery in Old Northam Road and The Art House Gallery and cafe in Above Bar feature a range of work by local artists with regular workshops and events. The Millais Off-Site Projects are part of Southampton Solent University and presents a contemporary visual arts programme supporting and promoting artists with innovative exhibitions across the city. ArtVaults is an annual project though which both contemporary arts and heritage are celebrated.
Based on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, the John Hansard Gallery showcases today’s most innovative artists. See the world differently through compelling exhibitions of work from across the globe. You can also discover new art through our off-site projects in the city and beyond. John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ T 023 8059 2158 E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.hansardgallery.org.uk Opening Times Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 5pm Saturday: 11am – 4pm Free Admission
Our Gallery events programme for all ages ranges from children’s workshops to talks and conferences. Plus, you’ll find the latest art magazines, books and gifts in our shop. Admission is free and everyone welcome. Find out what’s on at www.hansardgallery.org.uk Getting here: Train: Southampton Central or Airport Parkway Bus: Uni-link U1 to Highfield Interchange John Hansard Gallery is part of the University of Southampton and supported by Arts Council England
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The show goes on For theatre lovers, The Mayflower Theatre in Commercial Road is the largest theatre in Southern England and regularly hosts West End shows, musicals and national opera and ballet companies. The Nuffield Theatre at the University of Southampton is equally renowned for the quality and variety of its programme, hosting performances from Shakespeare to contemporary drama. Further afield, The Point in Eastleigh is the region’s leading venue for contemporary dance and performance offering a host of entertainment including theatre, film and live music.
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Southampton City art Gallery Experience a world of art in the heart of the city Find a wide range of exhibitions, from historic masterpieces to contemporary art.
Civic Centre, Commercial Road, So14 7Lp Keep up to date with our exciting exhibition programme this year. Opening hours: subject to change, please check the website for details. 023 8083 2277 www.southampton.gov.uk/art General Admission is free. Bridget Riley: Flashback, installation view at Southampton City Art Gallery, 2010. © Bridget Riley. All rights reserved. Courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.
Southampton’s Cultural Quarter is an area undergoing major redevelopment. The new Guildhall Square allows Southampton to boast a truly unique public Cultural & Entertainment >> events space, watch out for details of a spectacular event planned for this summer. For details of major events visit www.southampton.gov.uk/ events The new Sea City Museum will open in Spring 2012 along with Southampton’s new arts complex planned for 2015 with it’s contemporary art gallery, two performance spaces and a film and video workshop. For further details on the changes coming to Southampton’s Cultural Quarter visit www.southampton.gov.uk/culturalquarter 27
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LIVE music The city at night is buzzing with live music. The Guildhall in the city centre is a multi-purpose venue staging major rock, contemporary and classical music events by national touring acts. Across the city there is a vibrant network of pubs, clubs and studio venues where great live music can be enjoyed. The Joiners has seen countless bands play their intimate stage, from rock, indie, punk and metal. The Brook in Portswood is regarded by visiting acts as one of the best gigs in the south of England; and the famous Talking Heads which regularly hosts open mic nights, comedy and the most eclectic music. In the heart of Southamptonâ€™s Cultural Quarter and one of the coolest places to check out northern soul, fusion and jazz funk acts is the Soul Cellar on West Cultural & Entertainment >> Marlands Road. With live music and events up to 7 nights a week the funky venue has a fantastic reputation amongst music lovers, artists, movers and shakers.
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Shop til you drop! Southampton ranks in the top ten of shopping destinations within the UK and being easy to reach by road, rail, air and sea, you have no excuse not to partake of this unique and varied shopping experience. The sheer quality and selection of stores will leave you gasping for refreshment and we have world class cafes and restaurants to help you there too! Above Bar is a good place to start your shopping experience with well known High Street stores and the home for several city centre events such as Chinese New Year celebrations (February), International Food Festival (September) and International Christmas Market (November and December). WestQuay is the premier shopping centre destination on the south coast, offering over 100 stores under one roof including top quality brands, department stores such as John Lewis and M&S, and wide range of cafes and restaurants in a dedicated food terrace. The Marlands Shopping Centre has specialist boutiques, multiple chains including Matalan, designer outlets, cafes and restaurants. With over 64 inspirational room sets across 4 floors, IKEA Southampton features a complete range of well designed home furnishing products. WestQuay Retail Park is a large ‘out of town’ store experience in the heart of the city centre and within walking distance of WestQuay and Marlands. It is home to Tesco Home, Argos, Halfords and Next Home and Children. The Bargate Shopping Centre provides an internet café, and has stores for extreme fashion followers, games and accessories. East Street, High Street and Queensway offer an excellent array of specialist shops and boutiques; with Southampton’s street market locating itself on Bargate every Friday and Saturday. For great shopping, food and nightlife, Southampton has it all! For more information: www.southamptoncitycentre.co.uk 30
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Oxford Street is the heart of Southampton’s cosmopolitan and vibrant restaurant scene. Located between the history of the old city walls, and the beautiful residential waterfront location at Ocean Village, the street has been central to the city’s maritime history for over a hundred years. If you like nothing more than to eat, drink and be pampered then Oxford Street is the perfect location to visit restaurants, bars and shops. A handful of the city’s businesses are also located in Oxford Street, providing services including accountancy, and accommodation facilities. Oxford Street is waiting to welcome you, take a look through our site to see what we have to offer.
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Holyrood Church ruins
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John Hansard Gallery
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St Michael’s Church
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Bargate Monument Gallery
Old Town Walls
Marlands Shopping Centre
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City Art Gallery and Central Library
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Multiplex cinema, nightclubs, casino and live entertainment, as well as a choice of bars and restaurants.
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Go Gourmet Southampton plays host to an eclectic range of themed pubs, designer cafes and exquisite restaurants; no matter your appetite or your bank balance, there is something for everyone.
Pulcinella is a unique, neopolitan Italian restaurant/ bar open since 2005. The only Italian restaurant in the Bedford Place area, specialities include pizzas, pastas, fish
and meat dishes. The kitchen is open from 12pm through to 10pm Monday to Saturday. Able to accommodate large parties and take private bookings.
Contact: 023 8033 5100 Address: 16 Carlton Place SO15 2DY Every Friday and Saturday night the entire restaurant becomes a bar and from 10.30 either a DJ or live band play until 1.00am.
Below Bar & Old Town The livelier side of Southampton is seen Below Bar with a mix of popular bars and pubs and new restaurants that are consistently gaining accolades. Eating out is easy, with options as varied as the Japanese Zen restaurant, the spectacular Coriander Lounge, Rancho Steak House and NV on the High St.
Oxford Street There is a great choice on offer in Oxford Street but whether you fancy a great cup of coffee or a chilled glass of wine, The White Star Tavern is a guaranteed winner with great atmosphere. A huge range of restaurants from The Oxford Brassiere to the ever popular Olive Tree, Charlie Chans and Cargo all promising you a lovely finish to your evening. Visit www.oxfordstreetsouthampton.co.uk 41
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The business hub of the city benefits from a great selection of independent restaurants and select bars. If you are looking for a quiet drink then head for Yuzu Lounge Bar. Alternatively, if you require a quick bite to eat then authentic Mexican food at the Cantina Restaurant and superb Greek food at the Fat Fig are great offerings.
French-style restaurant offering a full a la carte menu and table d’hote. There is a two course set menu available for lunch and dinner as well as daily
specialities. The restaurant is well renowned for its game and steaks, fresh fish - lobster, crab and oysters and boasts an impressive wine list.
Contact: 023 8063 5043 33-34 Oxford Street Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12noon - 2pm, evenings Mon - Sat 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Charlie Chan’s Fine Chinese Cuisine The Restaurant is Air Conditioned with seating available on two floors. We offer an excellent choice of Chinese food
catering for all tastes in a modern and relaxed surrounding. Buffet available 7 days a week. Delivery service on request. FREE DELIVERY orders over £10
within 3 miles Contact: 023 8023 3360 59 Oxford Street Southampton Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.00 - 11.30pm
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lodge road, Southampton
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Just a stones throw away from the historic heart of Southampton and opposite the famous Mayflower Theatre. Buon Gusto is an authentic Italian Restaurant that brings the true taste of Italy to the City. Private room hire is available for all your events: birthdays, large parties or conference days.
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Built in 1907 the pub maintains its atmosphere. The London attracts characters from all walks of life and you are sure of a warm welcome.
Traditional pub Lunch Menu served daily 12noon - 3pm, 2 course Roasts every Sunday. Regular cabarets.
Contact: 023 8071 0652 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DT www.ennios.co.uk
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Nightlife in the City >>
Nightlife in the city
Scattered across the city are more than 200 pubs, clubs and bars catering for every taste and experience. Southampton’s nightlight has something for everyone, from a quiet drink with good food, cocktails and live music to dancing the night away at one of the many clubs. Oxford Street offers a cosmopolitan evening for those that want to take time, with plenty of choice for pre-cinema drinks or pre-theatre dinner. Why not begin the evening with a cocktail in a relaxing wine bar before heading to one of the many restaurants offering fantastic multicultural cuisine? It’s a short walk from here to the Cineworld complex in Ocean Village and Harbour Lights Picture House where you can enjoy a movie, finishing up with a drink at one of the waterfront bars. The Old Town and Below Bar has a section of traditional pubs including the oldest pub in the city; the Duke of Wellington which dates from 1494 and a plethora of lively bars and restaurants.
Bedford Place is a lively and busy area with a number of wine bars, pubs and clubs. The Orange Rooms is a popular cocktail bar with regular DJ’s and live acts. Venues such as POP Southampton, 90 Degrees, Revolution, Tiger Lilly/Buddha Lounge, The Varsity or Chambers on London Road have a great lively atmosphere and
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Reflex in Lower Banister Street offers a retro 80’s evening; Junk on London Road as regular DJ’s offering world-class house and trance music. Audio Southampton in Waterloo Terrace is the sister club to the internationally acclaimed Audio Brighton is an established underground music club in the city, while Flares on Above Bars offers a groovy 70’s themed night out. You are spoiled for choice in Oceana in Leisure World with five themed bars and two clubs to dance the night away in and across the city there are plenty of clubs and venues in Bevois Valley such as The Hobbit, So Bar and Jesters which are popular with students. The Lime Bar on Lodge Road is Southampton’s zesty new drinks bar with themed nights, DJ’s and a mouth-watering cocktail menu. 47
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Sport and Leisure >>
Get up and Get active!
Sporting Chances Southampton has always enjoyed a great relationship with sport. Olympians Tom Daley, Peter Waterfield and Rob Tobin and Commonwealth Gold medalist Max Brick all use the city’s training facilities, and with the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, all eyes will be on the games that come to the South.
Get up and Get Active! Many of the city’s leisure venues are managed by Active Nation, a charity campaigning to persuade Southampton to be more active! The venues offer a wide range of fun and healthy activities for all age groups across the city. The Quays Swimming and Diving Complex offers amazing facilities, featuring a first-class gym and two fitness studios, and with a great family fun pool, complete with whirlpool and jets, kids will be happily entertained in the water for an age. For those wanting to try something a little different, the South’s premier diving academy holds taster sessions for all ages and abilities in the centre’s Olympic standard diving pool. Likewise, a dedicated swimming pool is available for the real swimming enthusiast. Both Bitterne and Chamberlayne Leisure Centres also boast stateof-the-art gym facilities and offer a wide range of indoor activities, from swimming, gymnastics and racket sports to martial arts and exercise classes, to name but a few! Set in a stunning 150 acre site on the outskirts of the city, Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre is the ideal setting for any outdoor sports and exercise. Home to a newly refurbished international-standard athletics facility, 2 synthetic sports pitches, 12 tennis courts, an incredible new cyclo-cross track and a vast number of football and cricket pitches, this unique venue is the perfect place for serious sports fanatics or recreational athletes alike. 49
And for the adrenalin-junkies out there, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) have it all for you. Whether you’re into Canoeing, sea kayaking, powerboating, dinghy sailing or just fishing, get active on the water and be a part of Southampton’s incredible maritime heritage. Or for those who aren’t so sure of their sea-legs, visit Woodmill to try the thrilling range of climbing and high rope activities, tunneling or archery. For further information on facilities, timetables and events, visit www.activenation.org.uk and click on the ‘Your Venue’ section.
On the run Southampton’s Alpine Centre Skiing without the snow is just as challenging and just as fun. With mixed ability sessions, you can take part from just 4 years old. Snowblading for the most daring individuals is also on offer, as is snowboarding. The centre offers facilities for Ringo parties and holds a number of events throughout the year. For further information visit www.southamptonalpine-centre.co.uk
Sports and Leisure Mytime Golf manage Southampton Municipal Golf Course, which is located on Golf Course Road in Bassett.
The 18-hole course is open to all, with sessions for adults, senior and juniors throughout the week. A 9-hole option is also available and rates are competitive. Facilities include the Clubhouse restaurant and Bar, a retail outlet, practice ground and male/ female shower rooms. Golf lessons with PGA professional Matt Robbins are available, subject to booking. Contact 023 8076 0546 or visit www.mytimegolf.co.uk 50
Business is Southampton >>
Business is Southampton Businesses known as City Champions, support the work of Business Southampton in influencing public policy and investment decisions within the region, supporting the skills agenda and working in partnership to market and promote Southampton. Business Southampton acts as a catalyst for business growth, economic development and regeneration through a range of initiatives for the benefit of all who live, work and do business in the city. The City Champion-led Action Groups focus on key priorities, challenges and opportunities for Southampton and the surrounding region. These include planning and development, transport and infrastructure, skills and workforce development, attracting inward investment and the visitor economy. Whilst the City Champions benefit from the many marketing and networking opportunities available, the not-for-profit business led organisation provides a voice on behalf of local businesses and directly supports the development of the city.
Your destination is Southampton
Southampton and the surrounding countryside offers you a wealth of conference venues, sleek modern hotels and perfect hideaways for your event.
Destination Southampton is the official conference and accommodation bureau located in the heart of Southampton. Conferences, Product Launches, Team Building, Meetings, Exhibitions, Hotel Accommodation, Entertainment and more!
Call 0845 226 9944
As you would expect from a major business and tourism destination, the accommodation and facilities on offer are of a truly high, international standard.
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Traditional country house settings, along with modern, purpose built conference centres all contribute to a vast range of quality backdrops for your event. We can even offer you historic Tudor surroundings or the option of hosting your conference afloat.
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and support to the Southampton business community in all its goals and ambitions.â€¨ Hampshire Chamber is one of the UKâ€™s biggest regional business networks. The combined membership numbers around 2,000 individual firms spanning all sectors and sizes of business. The County Chamber opens up a countywide package of events, networking, training and lobbying services. www.hampshirechamber.co.uk
There are in excess of 3000 hotel bedrooms within a 10 mile radius of the city centre, many of which are within easy reach Business is Southampton >> of the waterfront and the railway station. With all the amenities and attractions that Southampton has to offer, why would you choose anywhere else for your event? Destination Southampton is Southamptonâ€™s official Conference Bureau, offering assistance if you are planning an event, celebration or conference or indeed hotel accommodation. www.destinationsouthampton.com
Connected city >>
Connected city Travelling throughout Southampton is easy and with major links on land, rail, and sea, the city is a great stopping off venue, no matter where you need to go. Bus services in the City Bus routes throughout Southampton are reliable, frequent and great value for money. You can travel from the City Centre to all districts of the city and to outlying areas including Romsey and the New Forest. The night bus service provides a safe and secure route home after a great night out. Why not plan your route in advance and take advantage of some great travel offers by visiting: www.bluestarbus.co.uk
Regional and national bus services
extra charges after • No 23.00
when your car is • Call-back outside
extra charges Sundays • No or Bank Holidays
• Set fare journeys available • 24 hour service booking • Automated system
• No boundary charges • Pre-book 6, 7 & 8 seaters • Airport transfers accounts • Corporate welcome
• Credit cards accepted • Courier & parcel service
All national coach operators run services from Southampton bus station. For further information visit www.southampton.gov.uk and enter ‘buses’ into the search facility.
Taxi cabs For peace of mind it is always best to pre book your taxi, enabling you to agree a price and know that your driver is regulated by the Council.
Hackney Cabs Licensed Hackney cabs, known as taxis, may be hailed, hired from a taxi rank or pre-booked. All vehicles have a roof sign and a distinctive red and white licence plate on the rear and cars are white. Maximum fares for journeys within the city are regulated by the city council and a taximeter will be used. All drivers must wear or display their badge. 53
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Private hire vehicles may only be pre-booked and are identified by signs on the side of vehicle which give details of their operator and licence number and a distinctive white and blue licence plate on the rear. Agree your fare at the time of booking. Private hire drivers may drive a Southampton licensed private hire vehicle and must wear or display their licence badge. Connected city >> For further advice please contact the Tourist Information Office on 023 8083 3333 or visit www.visit-southampton.co.uk Tourist Information Centre 023 8083 3333
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Staying in the City Whether the trip is for business or pleasure, there is a style and price to suit all tastes and pockets, from luxurious hotels to family-run guesthouses. The helpful and friendly staff at the Tourist Information Office in Civic Centre Road offer advice and an accommodation booking service. Whilst Destination Southampton are happy to assist with conference and leisure breaks ensuring that your event or city-break has everything it needs.
Tourist Information Centre 023 8083 3333
Ratings you can trust All the national assessing bodies (Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. For serviced accommodation, there are two separate schemes – one for hotels and one for guest accommodation and the star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official mark of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the experience including the comfort, quality and cleanliness. Places that ‘go the extra mile’ to make your stay a special one, will be awarded a high star rating and hotels and guest accommodation may achieve a Gold or Silver Award. For more information and to download an explanation of Visit Britain’s quality assessment scheme visit: www.visit-southampton.co.uk/where-to-stay
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To locate these accommodation providers, check out the map in the centre pages, the reference numbers will guide you to the location. MAP REF
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22 Howard Rd
023 8022 3372
20 Howard Rd
023 8033 2966
1 Howard Rd
023 8022 3789
13 Landguard Rd
023 8022 4063
11 Brighton Rd
023 8022 1279
100 Anglesea Rd
023 8077 4777
32 Hill Lane
023 8022 3081
172 Hill Lane
023 8022 1716
79 Hill Lane
023 8022 0360
25 Landguard Rd
023 8022 7919
44 Landguard Rd
023 8022 9708
21 Landguard Rd
023 8063 6904
51-53 The Polygon 023 8022 5653
137 Hill Lane
023 8033 3374
30 The Polygon
023 8022 0907
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Chilworth High Street 41-44 The Avenue 3 WestQuay Rd M27, Jct 7 M271 9 WestQuay Rd 1 Charlotte Place New Forest
023 8076 7333 023 8038 6460 023 8022 4327 023 8022 7705 023 8060 6060 023 8074 3100 023 8063 4463 023 8037 1111 0800 44 44 41
1 WestQuay Rd
023 8033 0550
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Oxford Street 5 WestQuay Rd Town Quay Rd 6 Dials, New Rd Mitchell Way
023 8082 1990 023 8063 3033 023 8022 1159 0871 527 9000 0871 527 8998
Best Western Chilworth Manor The Dolphin Elizabeth House Etap Southampton Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express Ibis Jurys Inn New Forest Hotels White Star Tavern De Vere Grand Harbour Ennios Premier Inn City Centre Premier Inn Southampton Airport Self Catering
1 Asturias 32 Riverside Holidays 33 Sunnydale Caravan/Camping
22 Howard Rd Hamble
023 8022 3372 023 8045 3220
Grange Rd, Netley 023 8045 7462
Please note that neither The Marketing Collective Ltd. nor Southampton City Council can accept any liability regarding the quality or price of accommodation in Southampton, and neither do we endorse any of the products or services offered by the individual establishments. Always check with the provider before making any arrangements. Prices shown are subject to variation without notice and should be regarded as a guide for information only. Always check prices and availability with the venue when making a booking.
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Banister Guest House
High quality non-smoking accommodation. En-suite available, tea/coffee and colour TV in rooms. Ground floor rooms available. Wi-Fi internet access available. On-site parking.
Guest Accom. RAtinG:
20 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BN
11 Brighton Rd, Southampton, SO15 2JJ
Tel: 023 8033 2966 Fax:023 8049 6163 2
Email: email@example.com | www.alcantaraguesthouse.co.uk
No. of rooms
£32 - £85
Guest Accom. RAtinG:
We are near to Train Station, Hospitals, City Centre, Universities, Cruise Terminals and Airport. Courtesy tray with tea,coffee and chocolate. Colour TV, Free View and Wireless Internet in all rooms. Parking at front. Discretionary discount for long stay and repeat business. 1 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BB Tel: 023 8022 3789 Fax: 023 8022 4091 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.amberleyguesthouse.co.uk 10
£32 - £80
Self catering available (min. 1 week)
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Tel: 023 8022 4063 Fax: 023 8033 3688 7
Email: email@example.com | www.argylelodge.com
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£37.50 - £97
£30 - £60
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£35 - £65
Long established traditional guest house, for long or short stays in the city. Walking distance of the railway station, city centre and Mayflower Theatre and the cruise terminals are 5-8 minutes by taxi. Modern amenities in a warm, welcoming traditional setting. 32 Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5AY Tel: 023 8022 3081 Fax: 023 8032 2006 Email: email@example.com | www.eatoncourtsouthampton.co.uk 14
£37 - £62
A unique ‘home from home’ environment ideal for short or long term stays, with the benefit of serviced accommodation and the flexibility and convenience of self catering with shared kitchen facilities. Close to city centre, railway, hospitals, university and cruise terminals. 22 Howard Road, Soton, SO15 5BN Tel: 023 8022 3372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |www.asturiashouse.co.uk
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100 Anglesea Rd, Shirley, SO15 5QS Tel: 023 8077 4777
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Price prpn £33 - £62
Family run guest house in a quiet road close to the city centre, railway station, cruise & ferry terminals, hospitals and universities. Free WiFi.
13 Landguard Rd, Southampton, SO15 5DL 4
High quality, spacious and comfortable B&B accommodation Southampton General and The Spire (Private) Hospitals a 10 minute walk away. Mainly en-suite. Ground floor availability. Close to Southampton University and major transport links. Large private car park. Price includes breakfast, VAT & free WiFi.
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Email: email@example.com | www.banisterhotel.co.uk
Totally refurbished mainly en-suite non smoking guest house.
No. of rooms
Tel: 023 8022 1279 Fax: 023 8022 6551
No. of rooms
Amberley Guest House Guest Accom. RAtinG:
High quality non-smoking family-run guest house. En-suite available. Tea/coffee and Flat screen colour TV in all rooms. City centre location. On site parking. FREE WiFi.
Guest Accom. RAtinG:
A warm welcome awaits you at this high quality ‘Home from Home’ Guest House. Tea/coffee and WiFi in all rooms. Ensuite rooms available. Close to the city centre, railway station, hospitals, university, cruise terminals and easy reach to Southampton Airport. 172 Hill Lane, Shirley, SO15 5DB Tel: 023 8022 1716 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ellenboroughhouse.co.uk
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Fenland Guest House rating
Linden Guest House
High quality, en-suite B&B accommodation with a warm welcome and generous breakfast. Close to city centre, railway, hospitals, university and cruise terminals.
guest accom. rating:
51-53 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN
79 Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5AD Tel: 023 8022 0360 Fax:023 8048 7575 9
Tel: 023 8022 5653 Fax:023 8063 0808
Email: email@example.com | www.fenlandguesthouse.co.uk
No. of rooms
£32 - £62
Conveniently situated for Southampton City Centre Hunters Lodge is the ideal location. All rooms are ensuite non-smoking and cost inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT(20%). Licensed residents bar and lounge, FREE off road car parking and FREE WiFi. 25 Landguard Road, Southampton, SO15 5DL Tel: 023 8022 7919 www.hunterslodgehotel.net | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. of rooms
£40 - £77
Refurbished family run and owned establishment. Period home with many original features offering full English breakfast, TV and tea/coffee facilities in all rooms and off road parking. Single, double, twin and family rooms. Ensuites available. 44 Landguard Rd,Southampton, SO15 5DP
£25 - £70
Landguard Lodge guest accom. rting:
A warm welcome awaits you at this comfortable Victorian House. All rooms ensuite. Free WiFi. Ground floor rooms. Residential location close to City Centre; Cruise; Ferry & Rail Terminals; Theatres; West Quay Shopping; Universities; Hospitals. On site parking. Prices incl. English Breakfast, VAT. 21 Landguard Road, Southampton, SO15 5DL Tel: 023 8063 6904 Fax: 023 8063 2258 Email: email@example.com | www.landguardlodge.co.uk
No. of rooms
£40 - £65
£27 - £65
Free Wifi & Digital TV Spacious Ensuite Rooms Generous Varied Breakfast Menu Off Road Car Park Convenient Location One Mile From City Centre. 137 Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5AF Tel: 023 8033 3374 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.madisonhouse.co.uk 9
£28 - £60
mayview Guest House guest accom. rating:
Friendly, clean and comfortable guest house close to railway, coach station, city centre and docks. Open all year. Free Wireless internet access available. Discount for long stays. 30 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN Tel: 023 8022 0907 Fax: 0845 127 4055
Email: email@example.com | www.landguardhouse.co.uk 11
Friendly, peaceful, owner managed B&B offering:
No. of rooms
11 Tel: 023 8022 9708 Mob: 07741 018531
No. of rooms
Madison House guest
Landguard House guest
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Hunters Lodge Guest Accom. RAtinG:
A warm welcome is assured when visiting this well established Edwardian town house. Situated 5 minutes walk from railway station, city centre and Mayflower Theatre. TV, tea & coffee facilities, on site parking, Tourist Board listed.
Mob: 07973 874 194 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org No. of rooms
£25 - £70
SunnyDale Farm Camping and Caravan park 33
Open ALL yeAr. Situated 3 miles from Southampton City Centre. 40 level fully serviced pitches (10 hard standing). new toilets, showers & laundry room with indoor dishwashing facilities. Close to bus routes, royal Victoria Country park and Southampton Boat Show.
Telephone: 023 8045 7462 or 0788 305 8823
Sunnydale Farm, grange road, netley abbey, Southampton, SO31 8gd Email: email@example.com Web: www.sunnydalefarm.co.uk
Best Western ChilWorth Manor
Relax & explore
the beautiful south
Set in 12 acres of landscaped grounds the Edwardian Manor House is stepped in history. There are 26 bedrooms in the Manor House and a further 69 in the Garden Wing. 11 meeting rooms. Restaurant, Bar, Gardens and terraces. The hotel also has a state of the art Health Club and Spa with ozone cleansed pool, sauna/steam room, well equipped gym and [comfort zone] beauty suite. 17 Free car parking. Easy location. For more information visit www.bw-chilworthmanor.co.uk
vb silver award
Beautiful views over the Marina and River Hamble • Excellent sailing, walking, fishing and horse riding nearby • Serviced touring pitches • Superior pine lodges and static caravans available to hire all year.
Satchell Lane, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4HR Please call: 02380 453220 or visit our website: www.riversideholidays.co.uk
Chilworth, Southampton, Hants, SO16 7PT Tel: 023 8076 7333 Fax: 023 8070 1743 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bw-chilworthmanor.co.uk No. of rooms Price prpn
See website for best available rate
De Vere GranD Harbour Rating:
Located in the heart of Southampton overlooking the city’s 4 cruise terminals, the De Vere Grand Harbour has something to suit all. Grand Harbour offers a variety of dining options including: Number 5 Brasserie, Seafood and Champagne @ Allertons and the Royal Bar and Atrium, perfect for an afternoon tea!
Tel: 02380 633033 Fax: 02380 633066 Email: email@example.com | www.devere.co.uk
Luxurious Boutique Accommodation in the heart of Southampton t: (0)23 8022 1159 e: firstname.lastname@example.org 29
The elizabeTh house hoTel rating: aa hotel
The Hotel is very easy to find and has guaranteed free parking for all residents. There are 27 bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. There is a comfortable reception lounge, a delightful Breakfast Restaurant and ‘Lizzie’s’ Bar and Bistro offering a varied menu of our Chef’s specialities. We also have a tranquil town garden directly accessible from the bar.
Southampton M27, Jct 7
Very easy to find on The Avenue (A33), close to the University and to the city centre. Full English breakfast included. Owner managed.
42-44 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XP Tel: 023 8022 4327 Fax: 023 8033 9651 Sat Nav Ref: SO17 1XS Email: email@example.com |www.elizabethhousehotel.com No. of rooms
£67.50 - £89.95
• Modern new interior designed hotel in landscaped grounds with 176 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. • Rooms with wide selection of Freeview channels, Wi-Fi internet access, tea/ coffee facilities and hairdryer. • High speed Wi-Fi throughout hotel. • Complimentary on site car parking. • Comfortable Lounge Bar and Restaurant serving freshly prepared evening meals from 18.00 – 22.00.
Prices from £54.95 per room per night B&B Botley Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3XA 21 023 8060 6060 (T) 023 8060 6050 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org www.hiexpress.com/exsouthampton
Holiday Inn Express
Rates from as low as subject to availability
Refurbished in 2008, the Holiday Inn Express Southampton West is conveniently located within easy reach of the M3 and M27 motorways. The city centre, airport, train station and New Forest are a 10 minute drive away.
• Modern en-suite • Free on-site car parking guestrooms with power and long stay packages showers. Children available on request. stay free when • Comfortable Lounge sharing parent’s room. & Bar area with Sky Accessible rooms Sports. Bar meals available on request. available. WiFi internet at a charge. • Our hotel is the closest • Room rates include free Express property to the buffet breakfast with Port of Southampton and selected hot items. the cruise terminals.
Family, Double, Twin and Accessible rooms available. Adanac Park, Redbridge Lane, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0YP Tel: 02380 743100 Fax: 02380 731827 Email: Southampton@morethanhotels.com 22 www.hiexpresssouthampton.co.uk 63
• Use of adjacent Esporta leisure facilities at a nominal rate. • 5 state of art air conditioned meeting rooms for 2 – 52 delegates, with all modern facilities from just £125 including tea/coffee & conference equipment. • Conference luncheons available from £7.95pp. • Adjacent to The Rose Bowl Hampshire Cricket Club. • Within close proximity to Southampton Airport, City Centre and Docks.
Southampton City Centre Premier Inn 6 Dials, New Road, Southampton, SO14 0AB Tel: 0871 527 9000
172 Fully Air conditioned Rooms Incredibly comfy beds Free view TV 5th Floor “Thyme” Restaurant 24hr Reception Wi Fi 5 min walk from the City Centre
Southampton Airport Premier Inn Mitchell Way, Southampton, SO18 2XU Tel: 0871 527 8998
2 minute walk from Airport 121 Fully Air conditioned Rooms Incredibly comfy beds Free view TV “Thyme” Restaurant 24hr Reception Wi Fi 64
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