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Visit Southampton and stay in one of the city’s Accor hotels. Novotel Southampton

This newly refurbished Novotel hotel offers state-of the art facilities and a stylish, contemporary design opposite West Quay Shopping Centre and close to the waterfront. 121 bedrooms Superior and Executive rooms 4 accessible rooms Refurbished indoor pool, gym, sauna and public areas Elements restaurant and bar Outdoor terrace. Location: 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8033 0550

Ibis Southampton

Come and see the refurbished reception area and restaurant at this popular budget hotel on the Western Esplanade. 93 bedrooms Café for light meals and snacks Central location, close to West Quay Shopping Centre. Location: 9 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8063 4463

Ibis Budget Southampton

The smart traveller’s choice of hotel is located on the Western Esplanade and offers fantastic value for money. 118 bedrooms 6 accessible rooms Rooms sleep up to three 24/7 ‘Fraîche’ for sandwiches and snacks. Location: 3 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8022 7705 250 car parking spaces chargeable for 3 hotels


Your welcome to our city

Welcome to Southampton Welcome to your Southampton Pocket Guide for 2013.

Whether you are visiting the city on business with a few precious hours to spare, as a tourist on a short break delving into our rich past or you are a resident wanting to know more about the place you call home, let us be your guide. Southampton has a fine maritime tradition dating back hundreds of years. Its links with the cruise industry mean the name of Southampton is known throughout the world and the city is recognised as the Cruise Capital of Europe. Home to the PSP Boat Show, Southampton also boasts the world-renowned National Oceanographic Centre. If you are looking to learn about Britain’s links with the

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world’s oceans, you can go to the city’s museums and art galleries to find out more. The city has the finest shopping in the region, with more than 500 retail outlets and three major shopping venues. Bedford Place is where to head for independent boutiques including the treasured French’s shoe shop that has been keeping the city well shod since 1809. Southampton’s Arts Quarter is taking shape and the newly opened Sea City museum is proving popular with visitors. 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 2013. Why not take a look at the events planned for this year on page 6 and then decide on your choice of fine restaurant and superb accommodation to make your visit a memorable experience.

Discover Southampton!

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Contents... History in the City

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Attraction in the City

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Days out from the City

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Cruise Capital

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Sports and Leisure

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Retail Therapy

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Nightlife in the City

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2013 JANUARY

23rd-16th Feb

Phantom of the Opera at The Mayflower Theatre

FEBRUARY

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Chinese New Year at West Quay Shopping Centre

20th-23rd Strange Attractors John Hansard Gallery art installation at Guildhall Square

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English National Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty at The Mayflower Theatre

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Souhampton Solent University’s Cultural and Arts Festival at Southampton Guildhall and Guildhall Square

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Age UK Wrap Up and Run: 10k run for charity at Southampton Common

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Welsh National Opera performing Madam Butterfly, Lulu and the Cunning Little Vixen at The Mayflower Theatre

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Walk To D’Feet – 5km sponsored walk/run on Southampton Common.

9th-14th

International Circus at Mayflower Park

9th-20th

Hairspray at The Mayflower Theatre

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Southampton Orienteering Club at Peartree Green

5th-6th

The Southampton Heritage Foundation are holding a Maritime Festival event at the eastern docks in Southampton.

27th-8th June

Priscilla Queen of the Desert at The Mayflower Theatre

5th-9th

Park Life at Palmerston Park

11th-22nd Cats at The Mayflower Theatre

JULY

25th-27th

SeaWork 2013

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Big Fun Run on Southampton Common

13th

Mela Festival at Hoglands Park

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Thornhill Festival at Hinkler Green

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Race For Life at Southampton Common

26th

Southampton Play Day at Hoglands Park

26th-29th Southampton Motor Show

SEPTEMBER

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PSP Southampton Boat Show at Mayflower Park

OCTOBER

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Slava’s Snowshow at The Mayflower Theatre

NOVEMBER

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Bedford Place Xmas Lights Switch On

DECEMBER

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Robinson Crusoe at The Mayflower Theatre

For year round Southampton events visit www.discoversouthampton.co.uk for a more up to date list of whats on.

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SOUTHAMPTON TOURIST GUIDES ASSOCIATION Public Heritage Walks Programme

(Western Walls and Vaults) Starts from THE BARGATE MONUMENT in the city centre and lasts 1½ hrs. JANUARY to MAY - Every Sunday at 11am. JUNE & JULY - Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11am. AUGUST - Specialist Walks programme see below! SEPTEMBER - Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11am. OCTOBER to DECEMBER - Every Sunday at 11am. Why not join our Bank Holiday Heritage Walks from THE BARGATE MONUMENT at 11:00am (excluding Christmas Day) throughout the year.

SPECiALiST PUBLiC WALkS : AUGUST ONLY at 11am. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

| Southampton During World War 2 | Perils & Plots | Southampton’s Vaults (a selection) | The Titanic Trail : Please note that this particular walk starts from Holy Rood Church (corner of Bernard St. & High St.) | Medieval Churches & The Friary | Jane Austen’s Southampton & The Spa Period | Western Walls and Vaults

Please note that this programme may change from time-to-time. Please visit www.stga.org.uk/calendar for latest details. COST: £3pp ($5 US; €3.5) – Accompanied Young Persons Under 16 Free. Tickets from Guide (cash only please). Southampton Tourist Guides Association is the only official tour guiding association in the City. We also offer a wide range of PRIVATE WALKS, TALKS, COACH GUIDING and PORT ASSISTANCE FACILITIES.

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History in the City >>

A fascinating past Southampton’s skyline is rich and varied with architectural styles encompassing everything from traditional turrets to minimalist modern. It was the Romans who first established a settlement, while the Saxons and Normans also left their mark. Learn about the people who have passed through the city in the Southampton: Gateway to the World exhibition at the new Sea City Museum; from Roman traders bringing new merchandise, Saxon settlers setting up homes or Huguenot Protestants seeking refuge. 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 new Sea City Museum.

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 is understood to have visited the Dolphin Hotel. Book on a famous ghost tour of the Old Town at night 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. Originally built as the main gateway to the medieval city, the building has been given a new lease of life as the Bargate Monument Gallery. 8


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The 15th century Tudor House and Garden, is a museum 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 Old Town bears the scars, particularly at the site of the Holy Rood Church. A recent makeover as part of the QE2 Mile development has made this area even more of a landmark. 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 Queens 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? To find out more about the city’s heritage 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)

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Attractions in the City >>

Days out in Southampton Southampton is a great city with a variety of attractions to suit the young, old and all budgets. There is plenty for all the family to enjoy from museums, open spaces and art galleries to the general hustle and bustle of a vibrant city. 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.

What to look out for on the QE2 Mile: Start your walk from Brunswisk Place and take in the delights of some of the city’s prettiest parks – don’t miss the Titanic memorial. You will pass by the majestic Guildhall which hosts many of the biggest names in music and comedy and check out the modern masterpieces on view at Solent University’s contemporary art space. » Continuing southwards you reach the main shopping thoroughfare with access to The Marlands and West Quay shopping centres. » The Bargate is one of the most distinctive buildings in Southampton and you can pass through its historic arch on the way to the old town. More independent shops can be found in East Street. » Holyrood church is another distinct landmark as you make your way to Town Quay and the end of the QE2 mile. » As you approach the waterfront and near the end of the QE2 Mile, on your right hand side you will see where archaeologists uncovered the Medieval Mayor’s Wine Vault and the home of Walter le Fleming – the richest man in Southampton at the time and immortalised in a bronze statue on the modern walkway linking the medieval walls close to WestQuay Shopping Centre. With such a variety of activities around Southampton you may struggle to fit everything in, so we’ve put together some itineraries to help you plan your day. 12

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On the Titanic Trail Southampton will forever be associated with the name of RMS Titanic. The pride of the White Star line began her ill-fated journey from Southampton taking hundreds of local residents with her as members of her crew. 2012 marked the centenary of the tragic sinking of the ship and it was the year Sea City Museum opened its doors to the public. Start your Titanic trail at the museum and explore the city’s historic connections with the ship. When you leave the museum, head for Above Bar Street and the ornate Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial in East Park (opposite the Cenotaph). Oxford Street is where to visit next. Why not stop for some refreshment at The Grapes pub and drink in the atmosphere. Four members of the Titanic’s crew, including three brothers named Slade, stayed here too long on the morning of the ship’s departure. They arrived at the quayside as the ship was about to leave and were refused entry.

Close by is the impressive South Western House, formerly a hotel where many of the wealthy guests stayed the night before Titanic sailed. The Grand Café, situated in this historic building, is the perfect place for lunch and you can soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era. Finally walk down Canute Road to Canute Chambers, the former headquarters of the White Star Line, and see where Southampton families anxiously gathered to await news of their loved ones.

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Attractions in the City >>

Day of Discovery Southampton has a wealth of art and a great place to start your journey or discovery is the City Art Gallery, housing a permanent collection of over 3,500 works of international reputation, spanning six centuries.  Also on offer are the fabulous John Hansard Gallery at University of Southampton and look out for the Millais Gallery off-site 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. Alternatively you could take a guided walk along the city walls. For those of you wishing to visit the charming Medieval Merchant’s House at 58 French Street, contact English Heritage for opening times. Oceans celebrates Southampton’s maritime heritage with exhibitions packed with rare artefacts, photos and memorabilia. It also provides a valuable information resource for cruise passengers and other visitors to the city. Crucially Oceans has a baggage hold facility so you don’t have to be weighed down with luggage during your visit and scrumptious cream teas can be enjoyed at the adjoining Britannia tea rooms.

Following dinner at one of the many superb restaurants in Oxford Street, you may wish to watch an international film at the Harbour Lights cinema or sample great theatre at The Hub Theatre at City College. For classical, jazz, folk and world music a visit to the Turner Sims concert hall at University of Southampton is a must. The Guildhall is one of the South’s largest venues and has hosted some of the biggest names in music from Pink Floyd and David Bowie in the 70s to The Killers and The Kaiser Chiefs in more recent times. 14


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Days out from the City >>

Green Credentials Southampton is the greenest city in Southern England. Located near to the Old Town are seven formal parks that were originally common land where the medieval townsfolk grew crops and grazed their animals and they were 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 that evoke the city's history and civic pride.

The 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 how humans and nature can work together and what a rich natural tapestry we have around us. Interactive displays help you discover more about the creatures and plants that live on the Common. Entry to The Hawthorns is free and the grounds are open from Monday to Friday 11am - 3pm. The Hawthorns Café is open every day from 8am to 6pm including bank holidays.

For more information please contact the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on 023 8067 1921 or visit www.southampton.gov.uk/parks 16

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A base for exploration Southampton is a great base for discovering South Hampshire where family attractions, national parks and waterside villages are waiting to be discovered. Excellent road, rail and public transport services allow further exploration from this well-connected city. 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 featuring the popular Peppa Pig Theme Park. Only fifteen miles west of Southampton is the New Forest, a national park of open heath, ancient woodlands and plenty of family attractions such as Exbury Gardens with its Steam Railway. Take a Red Funnel ferry or the Red Jet to the Isle of Wight for a day visit or relaxing break. The stunning island destination is a short distance from Southampton with unspoilt scenery and a wealth of family attractions To the east and approximately 25 miles from Southampton lies the historic waterside city of Portsmouth, home to the Historic Dockyard, Royal Submarine Museum and Britain’s tallest viewing tower, the Spinnaker Tower. Travelling up the M3 you come to the city of Winchester, voted the best place to live in Great Britain in 2006 and home to the historic Cathedral and Winchester College. 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. 17


Exbury GardEns and stEam railway Discover Exbury, home to the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and plants. Delightful in spring and a

haven of peace and tranquility year round. Explore 200 acres on foot, by chauffeurdriven buggy or “let the train take the strain� on our Steam Railway.

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A beautiful breathing space... Tucked between the bustling cities of Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester, the Hamble Valley has a lot to offer: Discover unique attractions | Explore over 1500 acres of beautiful countryside | Visit delightfully quaint villages Enjoy a wide range of activities for all the family! Visit our website for more information and features including: Events, recipes, competitions, interviews and plenty of places to visit.

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BEAUTY & H I S T O RY For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Discover incredible architecture, priceless treasures and great works of art. Find the 12th-Century Winchester Bible, sculpture by Antony Gormley and Barbara Hepworth and the burial place of Jane Austen.

The Refectory is a hidden gem with its pretty walled garden, terrace and Cathedral views. A great place for homemade cakes, lunch and afternoon tea. For details of opening times, admissions, tours, services and events please call us on 01962 857 200 (Monday to Friday) or visit the website.

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Cruise Capital >>

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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 for the UK but also cruise capital of Northern Europe. Excellent road and rail connections to London and international airports, are 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 ABP’s four cruise terminals are easily also used regularly accessible by either road or rail. Two by such lines as cruise terminals are located in the Western Docks access via Dock Gate Royal Caribbean 20, 10 or 8 Mayflower and City Cruise International, Terminal, and two are located in Eastern Princess Cruises, Docks access is via dock gate 4; Ocean Celebrity Cruises, terminal and the famous QEII terminal. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC and Saga Holidays. Over the last decade demand for cruising from the Port of Southampton has grown significantly and every year Southampton is the port of choice for cruise holidays for more than one million passengers.

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The unique Britannia Tea Room offering a selection of fine teas, traditional British cream teas, coffee, pastries, cakes and more. With a unique maritime themed setting. Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions. Maritime and local themed heritage exhibitions packed with hundreds of rare artefacts, items of interest, rare photos and models. The Southampton Cruise and Visitor Point Providing advice, information and assistance for your stay in Southampton and surrounding area. We also sell stamps.

Gift/Souvenir Shop featuring a specialist maritime book section. Stocked with the widest range of souvenirs in Southampton. Featuring souvenirs from Southampton, London, Great Britain, Titanic and other maritime themes. Baggage Hold Facility* in the heart of the city centre. Got time on your hands but your anchored down by your baggage. No problem, come to Oceans and deposit your baggage while you explore Southampton. * small fees apply

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Cruise Capital >>

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 before they pass Hamble Point and head towards the Solent.

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 of the magnificent liners. Blue Funnel Cruises offer a variety of day cruises from Ocean Village including Harbour Tours, River Cruises, Solent Cruises and a range of dinner and party options.While the Nauti Buoys have added an adrenalin rush to taking to the water by offering the Solent’s most extreme water adventures on board RIBs and motorboats.

Waterside Lifestyle Maritime Southampton isn’t just about the big ships. The city’s waterfront developments and marinas offer wonderful opportunities to sit back and relax and watch sumptuous yachts go by. Ocean Village has outstanding recreational facilities for yachtsmen as well as trendy bars and restaurants beside the water. 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. Southampton is home to the UK’s biggest International Boat Show, which takes place in September on Mayflower Park and Town Quay. Whether seeking on-water adventures, an active lifestyle or if you are a budding sailing enthusiast, the PSP Southampton Boatshow shouldn’t be missed.
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Sport and Leisure >>

Fit and Fun Southampton has always enjoyed a great relationship with sport. Olympians Tom Daley, Peter Waterfield and Rob Tobin as well as Commonwealth gold medallist Max Brick use the city’s training facilities and in the wake of the GB success at the Olympics – here’s your chance to get active too... Get up and Get Active! Many of the city’s leisure venues are managed by Active Nation, a charity campaigning to persuade Southampton people 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, with a great family fun pool, complete with whirlpool and jets so kids will be occupied in the water for ages. For those wanting to try something a bit 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 those wanting to clock up some lengths. Both Bitterne and Chamberlayne Leisure Centres also boast stateof-the-art gym facilities and 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 an international standard athletics facility, two synthetic sports pitches, 12 tennis courts, an incredible cyclo-cross track and a vast number of football and cricket pitches, this unique venue is the perfect place for serious sports enthusiasts and recreational users alike. 28


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Discover sport in Southampton And for all those adrenalin junkies out there, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) have it all for you. Whether you’re into canoeing, seakayaking, power boating, dinghy-sailing or fishing, you can get active on the water and be part of Southampton’s incredible maritime heritage. If you prefer terra firma, Woodmill also has a range of climbing and high rope activities, tunnelling 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 much fun. With mixed ability sessions, you can take part from the age of four. Snowblading and snowboarding are for the more daring and the centre has facilities for Donut parties too. For further information visit www. southampton-alpine-centre.co.uk

Tee time 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, seniors 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 are available subject to booking. Contact 023 8076 0546 or visit www.mytimegolf.co.uk

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Retail Therapy >>

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Retail therapy

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 exciting 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, as well as the newly refurbished Dining at WestQuay including Pizza Express and Wagamama. The Marlands Shopping Centre has specialist boutiques, multiple chains including Matalan, designer outlets, and cafes and restaurants.

With over 64 inspirational room sets across four floors, IKEA Southampton features a complete range of well designed home furnishing products. West Quay 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. East Street, High Street and Queensway offer an excellent array of specialist shops and boutiques; with Southampton’s street market locating itself close to the Bargate Shopping Centre every Friday and Saturday. Bedford Place has a delectable mix of individual shops and a creative vibe that keeps you coming back for more. No visit to the area is complete without popping into vintage hotspot Hepwrights run by the captivating Catherine.

For great shopping, food and nightlife, Southampton has it all!

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HEPWRIGHT’S vintage fashion for modern people

Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DG 07733 766 746 @hepvintage

www.hepwrights.com

Simply serious! about everything we do. Relax and tour the world of wine also Rare Bourbon, Classic Malt, Great Port and Fine Cigars. English Cider & Ale and much more. Agents for Bollinger and Cristal Champagne amongst others. cloud-wine.co.uk Please have a look around and get to know us. 45 Bedford Place SO15 2DG . Tel: 023 8022 8015 . Open every day

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A nights B&B at The White Star Tavern, Southampton The White Star Tavern is a AA 5 star rated Inn. Located in the cosmopolitan area of Oxford Street, ideally situated close to the cruise terminals and West Quay shopping centre. Rooms are stylish, comfortable en suites and are designed to entice and relax. You’ll find seriously comfortable beds with soft Egyptian line, stunning bathrooms with roll-top baths and oversized showers – not forgetting the important touches like mini bars stocked with your favourite products and personal safes big enough for your laptop.

To win a break. Simply complete the form overleaf! Terms and conditions The prize includes one night accommodation bed and breakfast (excludes drinks) for two adults at the The White Star Tavern, Southampton. The prize will be valid until December 2014. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, subject to availability, Not available for certain dates – winner will be asked to enquire. By entering the competition you accept that your name, region and publicity photos may be required. Your details will be added to our confidential database and not passed to any organisation outside The Marketing Collective. The prize will be drawn after 18th December 2013. Published, designed and produced by The Marketing Collective Ltd. 023 8000 1655 email info@themarketing-collective.com All text and images © The Marketing Collective 2013. The Marketing Collective Ltd accepts no liability for inaccuracies or subsequent changes to events. The businesses and attractions named in this guide are not intended as an exhaustive list of those in and around Southampton and are intended to be indicative only. Photography courtesy of SCC & WJM Photography, Destination Southampton and The Marketing Collective Ltd.


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Nightlife in the City >>

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Introducing Dining at WestQuay We’ve not just created a brand new name for our Food Terrace. We’ve created stylish, new surroundings for you to relax in. An elegant environment that’ll soon welcome the likes of Café Rouge, Wagamama and Pizza Express. And a new look for some of our existing restaurants too. Welcome to Dining at WestQuay.


Feast of Flavours >>

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. Bedford Place The business hub of the city enjoys a great selection of independent restaurants and bars. If you are looking for a quiet drink in stylish surroundings then head for Yuzu Lounge Bar. Alternatively, if you want a quick bite to eat then authentic Mexican food at the Cantina Restaurant and superb Greek food at the Fat Fig are great offerings.

Oxford Street There is a wealth of 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 a wonderful atmosphere. A huge range of restaurants from The Oxford Brassiere to the ever popular OliveTree, Charlie Chans and Cargo all promising you a lovely finish to your evening. Visit www.oxfordstreetsouthampton.co.uk

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 La Lupa on the High Street. 39


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We are an aspirational, welcoming venue offering good, honest, quality food and excellent service in an atmospheric setting. * À la carte menu and daily specials * Dining and dancing every Saturday night with set menu including three courses plus wine from only £27.95 * Monthly Tribute nights * Live music every Friday night in our vibrant bar from 7pm * Ideal for functions and events for 10 up to 300 * Wireless broadband Dan and the team look forward to welcoming you. The Vestry, 61 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GG www.TheVestryRestaurantandBar.co.uk 02380 231101 www.facebook.com/thevestry @TheVestry1

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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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the london hotel 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. www.the-london.co.uk

Contact: 023 8071 0652 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DT Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 12noon - 11pm, Thurs-Sat 12noon 12.30am, Sun 12noon - 11.30pm Contact us online: enquiries@the-london.co.uk

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Cultural & Entertainment >>

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. The Berry Theatre in Hedge End was opened by actor and theatre director Samual West in 2011. It offers innovative programming to the local community but its appeal is broad as a result of its artistic provision and outstanding drama.

And The Hub theatre at Southampton City College offer first class drama delivered by leading companies with a mix of raw local talent as part of the mix.

City renaissance Southampton’s Cultural Quarter is an area undergoing major redevelopment. The new Guildhall Square allows Southampton to boast a truly unique public events space. For details of major events visit www.discoversouthampton.com The new Sea City Museum opened in Spring 2012 and the city’s new arts complex is planned for 2015 with it’s contemporary art gallery, two performance spaces and a film and video workshop. 44


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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 ballet, hear traditional jazz, northern soul or the latest bands, you’ll find it all in this cultural 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 run by Southampton City Council, is home to one of the best 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. In May 2013 a prestigious touring exhibition supported by the Arts Council will come to Southampton City Art Gallery. Land Art will include the work of artists such as Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash. 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. Southampton Solent University is staging a Cultural and Arts Festival at Southampton Guildhall and Guildhall Square on March 2. ArtVaults is an annual project through which both contemporary arts and heritage are celebrated. The city’s medieval vaults, which are dotted across the Old Town, are transformed into funky exhibition spaces. Details for summer 2013 can be found on the Aspace arts website www.aspacearts.org.uk

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World-class contemporary art in Southampton, open to all. Admission Free

John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ Tel: 023 8059 2158 Open Tuesday to Friday: 11–5 Saturday: 11– 4 / Admission Free

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Music in the city A vibrant network of pubs, clubs, theatres and studio venues mean live music can be enjoyed at venues throughout the city. Turner Sims Concert Hall at the University of Southampton has a reputation for hosting a varied programme including classical, world music and jazz. Internationally renowned performers such as Jamie Cullum and Courtney Pine are just some of the big names that have graced the stage. Southampton Guildhall is a multi-purpose venue staging major rock, contemporary and classical music events by national touring acts. The Joiners in St Marys has seen performances from many of the biggest names on the rock, indie, punk and metal scenes. Famously Oasis and Coldplay gigged there and it is fondly viewed by bands as an important venue for emerging talent. The Brook in Portswood is also a great intimate venue where you can get up close and personal with the bands, while Talking Heads is well known for its open mic nights, comedy and staging an eclectic mix of music.

In the heart of the Cultural Quarter is where you will find the Cellar. West Marlands Road is the location for this venue for northern soul, fusion and jazz funk acts – a hidden gem for music lovers. A number of restaurants and bars host live music nights including the White Star Tavern, the London Hotel and Grand Café on Oxford Street, Pulcinella’s in Carlton Place and Chambers on London Road. Look out for the annual Mela Festival in July which attracts thousands of visitors keen to see Indian classical, Bollywood and bhangra music. Music in the City in October is a showcase aimed at promoting the rich diversity of local musical talent and well worth checking out. 49


Moving on >>

Moving on... 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

All national coach operators run services from Southampton bus station. For further information visit www.discoversouthampton.co.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. However, your may prefer the convenience of a private hire vehicle.

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.

Private Hire

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. For further advice please contact the Tourist Information Office on 023 8083 3333 or visit www.discoversouthampton.co.uk 50


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Accommodation >>

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 Visitor Information Service in Central Library (Civic Centre) 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

www.discoversouthampton.co.uk

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.discoversouthampton.co.uk

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Discover Southampton’s hotels 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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Guest Houses

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Asturias 

22 Howard Rd

023 8022 3372

Alcantara 

20 Howard Rd

023 8033 2966

Amberley 

1 Howard Rd

023 8022 3789

Banister House 

11 Brighton Rd

023 8022 1279

Brunswick Lodge 

100 Anglesea Rd

023 8077 4777

Eaton Court 

32 Hill Lane

023 8022 3081

Ellenborough House 

172 Hill Lane

023 8022 1716

Fenland 

79 Hill Lane

023 8022 0360

Hunters Lodge

25 Landguard Rd

023 8022 7919

Landguard Lodge 

21 Landguard Rd

023 8063 6904

Linden 

51-53 The Polygon 023 8022 5653

Madison House 

137 Hill Lane

023 8033 3374

Mayview 

30 The Polygon

023 8022 0907

Hotels

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119 Highfield Lane 023 8055 4223 14 Highfield House Hotel  023 8076 7333 15 Best Western Chilworth Manor  Chilworth Southampton Centre 16 Mercure Dolphin Hotel  17 Elizabeth House  18 Ibis Budget 19 Holiday Inn Express  20 Holiday Inn Express  21 Ibis  22 Jurys Inn  23 Novotel  24 White Star Tavern  25 De Vere Grand Harbour  26 Premier Inn West Quay 27 Premier Inn City Centre 28 Premier Inn Southampton Airport 29 Premier Inn West 30 Premier Inn Eastleigh 31 Premier Inn North Self Catering

1 Asturias  32 Riverside Holidays  33 Sunnydale Caravan/Camping

High Street

023 8038 6460

41-44 The Avenue

023 8022 4327

3 WestQuay Rd

023 8022 7705

M27, Jct 7

023 8060 6060

M271

023 8074 3100

9 WestQuay Rd

023 8063 4463

1 Charlotte Place

023 8037 1111

1 WestQuay Rd

023 8033 0550

Oxford Street

023 8082 1990

5 WestQuay Rd

023 8063 3033

Harbour Parade

0871 527 9298

6 Dials, New Rd

0871 527 9000

Mitchell Way

0871 527 8998

Romsey Rd

0871 527 9004

117-119 Leigh Rd

0871 527 8994

Romsey Rd

0871 527 9002

Location

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22 Howard Rd 023 8022 3372 Hamble 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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AsturiAs House Rating:

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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: enquiries@asturiashouse.co.uk |www.asturiashouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

7

Price prpn

£30 - £80

AlcAntArA Guest House Guest Accom. RAtinG:

High quality non-smoking accommodation. En-suite available, tea/coffee and colour TV in rooms. Ground floor rooms available. WiFi internet access available. On-site parking. 20 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BN Tel: 023 8033 2966 Fax:023 8049 6163

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Email: alcantaraguesthouse@sky.com | www.alcantaraguesthouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

9

Price prpn

£34 - £90

Amberley Guest House Guest Accom. RAtinG:

3

Totally refurbished mainly en-suite non smoking guest house.

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. Self catering available if you stay 7 nights or more. 1 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BB Tel: 023 8022 3789 Fax: 023 8022 4091 Email: contact@amberleyguesthouse.co.uk | www.amberleyguesthouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

10

Price prpn

£25 - £80

Banister 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.

11 Brighton Rd, Southampton, SO15 2JJ 4

Tel: 023 8022 1279 Fax: 023 8022 6551 Email: info@banisterhouse.co.uk | www.banisterhouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

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21

Price prpn £35 - £62

Self catering available (min. 1 week)


Brunswick Lodge Guest Accom. RAtinG:

5

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. 100 Anglesea Rd, Shirley, SO15 5QS Tel: 023 8077 4777 Email: brunswick.lodge@btconnect.com | www.brunswicklodge.co.uk mpt

No. of rooms

11

Price prpn

£35 - £65

Eaton Court Guest Accom. RAtinG:

6

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 and affordable setting. 32 Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5AY Tel: 023 8022 3081 Fax: 023 8032 2006 Email: ecourthot@aol.com | www.eatoncourtsouthampton.co.uk

No. of rooms

14

Price prpn

£38 - £68

EllEnborough housE Guest Accom. RAtinG:

7

Nicola welcomes you to this high quality guest house. Standard/Ensuite rooms available all with WiFi, tea/coffee, TV all rooms also a guest lounge. Close to city centre, railway station, hospitals, university, cruise terminals and Southampton airport. 172 Hill Lane, Shirley, SO15 5DB Tel: 023 8022 1716 Email: ellenboroughhse@aol.com | www.ellenboroughhouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

7

Price prpn

£28-£60

Fenland Guest House rating

High quality, en-suite B&B accommodation with a warm welcome and generous breakfast. Close to city centre, railway, hospitals, university and cruise terminals. 79 Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5AD Tel: 023 8022 0360 Fax:023 8048 7575

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Email: fenland@btconnect.com | www.fenlandguesthouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

8

Price prpn

£34 - £64

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Hunters Lodge Guest Accom. RAtinG:

9

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: hunterslodge.hotel@virgin.net

No. of rooms

14

Price prpn

£42 - £82

Landguard Lodge

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. Free on site parking. Prices incl. English Breakfast, VAT. 21 Landguard Road, Southampton, SO15 5DL 10 Tel: 023 8063 6904 Fax: 023 8063 2258 Email: info@landguardlodge.co.uk | www.landguardlodge.co.uk

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accom. rting:

No. of rooms

10

Price prpn

£40 - £68

Linden Guest House 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, free on site parking, free WiFi, Tourist Board listed. 51-53 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BP Tel: 023 8022 5653 Fax:023 8063 0808

11

Email: trisha@lindenguesthouse.net

No. of rooms

13

Price prpn

£27 - £65

Madison House guest accom.

rating:

12

Friendly, peaceful, owner managed B&B offering:

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: foley@madisonhouse.co.uk | www.madisonhouse.co.uk

No. of rooms

56

9

Price prpn

£32 - £62


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

13

Tel: 023 8022 0907 Fax: 0845 127 4055 Mob: 07973 874 194 | Email: info@mayview.co.uk

No. of rooms

9

Price prpn

ÂŁ25 - ÂŁ70

SunnyDale Farm Camping and Caravan park 33

Open ALL yeAr. Situated 3 miles from Southampton City Centre. 40 level fully serviced pitches (12 hard standing). Modern 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: sunnydalefarm@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.sunnydalefarm.co.uk

Beautiful views over the Marina and River Hamble Excellent sailing, walking, fishing and horse riding nearby Serviced touring pitches Pine lodges and static caravans available to hire all year.

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Best Western ChilWorth Manor 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 (child restrictions apply), sauna/steam room, well equipped gym and [comfort zone] 15 beauty suite. Free WiFi. Free car parking. Easy location. For more information visit www.bw-chilworthmanor.co.uk

Chilworth, Southampton, Hants, SO16 7PT Tel: 023 8076 7333 Fax: 023 8070 1743 Email: reservations@chilworth-manor.co.uk | www.bw-chilworthmanor.co.uk No. of rooms Price prpn 95

See website for best available rate

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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!

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Tel: 02380 633033 Fax: 02380 633066 Email: grandharbour@devere-hotels.com | www.devere.co.uk

The elizabeTh house hoTel rating: aa hotel

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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. 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: mail@elizabethhousehotel.com |www.elizabethhousehotel.com No. of rooms

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£69.95 - £93.95

HigHfield House Hotel Great Hospitality. Free WiFi throughout Complimentary car parking. Stylish modern bedrooms. Lap top safe in every room. Hairdryer. Ensuite bath and shower. Ironing station. Flat screen TV. Full English and Continental Breakfast included. Tea and coffee making 119 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1AQ 14 Tel: 023 8055 4223

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Email: res@highfieldhousehotel.co.uk | www.highfieldhousehotel.co.uk No. of rooms

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Southampton City Centre Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9000

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Southampton West Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9004

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Southampton Airport Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 8998

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Southampton West Quay Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9298

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Southampton North Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9002

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Southampton (Eastleigh) Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 8994

Everything’s Premier but the price Premier Inn is the UK and Ireland’s biggest and fastest growing hotel company. With over 600 budget hotels offering quality accommodation at cheap hotel prices.

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Holiday Inn Express Southampton West

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. Restaurant available on request. meals 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: gsm@hiexpresssouthampton.co.uk 20 www.hiexpresssouthampton.co.uk

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• Modern new interior designed hotel in landscaped grounds. • Vibrant comfortable rooms with flat screen TV’s 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 & Conservatory Restaurant serving freshly prepared evening meals from 18.00 – 22.00 daily.

• Use of adjacent Virgin Active leisure facilities at an additional fee. • 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 Ageas Bowl. • Within close proximity to Southampton Airport (5 mins), City Centre and Docks (10mins). One mile from M27.

Prices from £49.00 per room per night B&B 19 Botley Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3XA 023 8060 6060 (T) 023 8060 6050 (F) reservations@expressbyholidayinn.uk.net (E) www.meridianleisure.com (W)

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Jurys Inn Southampton offers a superior 3-star standard of accommodation right in the heart of Southampton. Central location overlooking East Park 270 Air conditioned bedrooms 9 Dedicated meeting rooms Great Innfusion restaurant City Centre Inntro Bar Location Costa Coffee Bar 8 mins walk from Central Rail Station 4 miles from Airport

... 5 mins walk from West Quay

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Contact: Jurys Inn Southampton, 1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0TB, UK Call +44 (0)23 8037 1111 Email: jurysinnsouthampton@jurysinns.com www.jurysinns.com

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