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


The 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 Indoor pool, gym, sauna and public areas Restaurant and bar Outdoor terrace Meeting rooms for up to 450 guests. Location: 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8033 0550

Ibis Southampton


Popular economy hotel ideally located for West Quay shopping centre, cruise ship terminals, Southampton Central train and coach stations, as well as entertainment district. 93 rooms (2 accessible) FOGG’s restaurant and bar offer evening meals and 24/7 snacks 4 meeting rooms for up to 60 guests Location: 9 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8063 4463

Ibis Budget Southampton


The smart traveller’s choice of hotel with new beds is located on the Western Esplanade and offers fantastic value for money. 124 bedrooms 6 accessible rooms Rooms sleep up to three Food and drinks 24/7. Location: 3 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8022 7705 250 car parking spaces chargeable for 3 hotels



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Well known for its maritime history and being the Cruise Capital of Europe, Southampton has also become rich in culture, the arts and entertainment with numerous galleries, museums, music venues and theatres which provide an inspiring and exciting city break. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, visiting with family or friends, exploring for a day or for a week, we’ve filled this pocket guide with the many reasons to #visitsouthampton and what’s not to be missed. 2017 is an exciting time for Southampton as it welcomes more dining and leisure facilities with the opening of Westquay and the growth of the Cultural Quarter. For more information and to find out what’s on during your stay visit www.thesouthamptonguide.com and discover your own reasons to #visitsouthampton. Follow on Twitter @TheSotonGuide

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What’s on

in Southampton 30 Mar – 5 Apr 13 - 23 Apr 23 Apr

Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k - A spectator friendly route taking in the highlights of the city City wide Gerry Cottle’s Circus - An awe-inspiring line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic.Hoglands Park

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Unions May Day Event - A celebration of May Day with music, speeches and stalls all celebrating trade unions and communities in the city. Palmerston Park Decathlon Running - 5k Running event. Southampton Common

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Southampton Solent University Fine art Exhibition (tbc) - Free art exhibition of students’ creative work in shipping containers. Guildhall Square Easter Fair - Annual traditional fairground. Southampton Common

Offshore Model Racing- OMRA hold their local offshore model power boat championship in the city. Mayflower Park Bandstand Live! - A one day festival with a mixture of local music, great food and culture. Palmerston Park Southampton Sailing Week - 6 days of sailing and water activities in and around Southampton Water and The Solent Southampton Water / The Solent Common People - A two day music and arts festival brought to you by the multi-award winning Bestival Team. Southampton Common Women’s’ Running 10k (tbc) prov dates - 10k run organised by Women’s Running Magazine. Southampton Common Church in the Park - A community event hosted by a number of churches in the city. Houndwell Park Forget Me Not Walk - A family friendly walk of remembrance organised by the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. Southampton Common Gung Ho! - A 5k route with the craziest inflatable obstacles. Southampton Common

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Pretty Muddy- Time to get muddy again in aid of Cancer Research UK. Southampton Common Race for Life - Annual 5k run / walk / stroll in aid of Cancer Research UK. Southampton Common Let’s Rock Southampton! - Family friendly music festival with the best of the 80’s music live on stage including The Human League and Tony Hadley. Southampton Common Southampton Mela Festival - Free family fun with music, dance and food from all around the world. Hoglands Park The Big Fun Run - Run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun on a 5k route. Southampton Common Southampton Play Day - Free play activities organised by the Southampton Play Association. Hoglands Park Festiv-ALL - Music event aimed at a family audience. Mayflower Park

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Fake Festivals - A family friendly fun-packed music day with top tribute acts. Mayflower Park Pagan Pride (tbc) - A celebration of all things Pagan with craft stalls, workshops, talks, performances and a parade. Palmerston Park Southampton Boat Show - Britain’s best loved boating festival on land and water. Mayflower Park Southampton in the Sky - Experience gourmet cuisine 100ft in the air! Guildhall Square

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Reason#1 to visit : Arts & Culture

Reason#1 Arts & Culture Southampton is proud to be a multi-cultural city and a thriving hub of arts, live music and performance. It is set to become the cultural destination in the South.

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Art is at the heart of Southampton’s cultural life and the city has a superb collection of works of art.

City Art Gallery, an internationally renowned regional art gallery, which provides a broad programme of exhibitions and stunning collections ranging from 14th century works to the present day

The new arts complex, Studio 144 will open in Spring 2017 providing a new visitor attraction in the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. It will feature The John Hansard Gallery, which will showcase today’s most innovative artists and display world-class contemporary art. It will also be home to Southampton’s leading theatre company Nuffield Southampton Theatres and organisers of Southampton Film Week, City Eye.

Many of the venues across the city also showcase local artists and exhibitions providing a unique and intimate way to experience art in the city. Combine art with performance and a community cafe, and you’ve got The Art House Gallery and Cafe in Above Bar which features a range of work by local artists with regular workshops and events. K6 Gallery is an exhibition space in the centre of Southampton, which makes use of a pair of iconic grade II listed red phone boxes, designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935. The gallery runs a diverse program of four exhibitions a year, engaging audiences by showcasing both local and national artists with a


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Showcase Gallery is a contemporary gallery space in Southampton offering meaningful educational experiences and encounters with visual arts and design to everyone, both in the gallery and the community.

HA HA Gallery on Old Northam Road is a contemporary art space bringing the newest and wildest art talents to an artist-run space.

Live graffiti at The Art of Heritage Arts festival in St. Deny’s (8-10th September) God’s House Tower will re-open as a new arts and heritage venue in 2018. www.aspacearts.org.uk

If you want to get creative and involved

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Reason#1 to visit : Arts & Culture

Exploring the Cultural Quarter

If you’re visiting Southampton with culture on your agenda, then here’s an itinerary to make the most of your time and for getting your cultural-fix!

START your day by visiting SeaCity Museum and discover Southampton’s maritime heritage.

For a refreshment stop, head to The Art House Cafe for bite to eat, tea, coffee and a laid-back vibe.

Once refuelled, cross the road and visit Showcase Gallery, part of Solent University and then head to the City Art Gallery where eight centuries of western art from the Renaissance to the present day can be enjoyed. For lunch or dinner, Guildhall Square offers a variety of restaurants such as Tapas Barcelona, Nandos, Neighbourhood, The Stable or Artisan Cafe where you can refuel whilst watching city life go by across the unique public space.

Make time in the afternoon to visit the John Hansard Gallery in Studio 144 (opens spring 2017) to see the latest contemporary art exhibition. In the evening you have plenty of choice in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter from the large scale productions at the Mayflower Theatre to The Stage Door, Southampton’s finest fringe theatre showing cabaret, stand-up comedy, musicals and plays.

If you are looking to end your day with music, you can expect big name musicians, bands and performers at O2 Guildhall Southampton or listen to local bands at Mettricks Guildhall or The Art House Cafe.

After a day taking in Southampton’s cultural scene, why not end the day with cocktails in Turtle Bay whilst watching the hustle and bustle of Southampton’s nightlife.


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Prepared to be stage struck

For theatrical lovers Southampton offers a range of large and small stages where a variety of traditional, contemporary and musical theatre, dance, comedy and the spoken word.

Mayflower Theatre is the largest theatre in Southern England and regularly hosts West End shows, musicals and national opera and ballet companies. NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres is one of the country’s leading producing theatre companies, creating bold, fresh and vital experiences through theatre. NST will open a brand new venue in the city centre (NST City) in autumn 2017. Expect standing ovations at theatres across the city which also include The Hub at Southampton City College, The Stage Door, The Berry Theatre in Hedge End as well theatre production companies such as the Maskers Theatre Company. If you love dance and performance art, there are plenty of opportunities to both watch and take part, whether it be to try something new or develop your existing appreciation. Just outside the city in Eastleigh, The Point is a regional powerhouse for contemporary dance and theatre; presenting bold and innovative work.

Look out for regular street theatre with the Sarah Siddons Fan Club for performances promoting the history of the city and the many colourful characters!

The Stage Door is Southampton’s only fringe theatre / cabaret venue programming exciting shows and events throughout the year. The venue is also available for hire for private parties, functions and rehearsals or training days.


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Reason#2 to visit : heritage

Reason#2 heritage Southampton has a rich medieval, maritime and aviation heritage, which has shaped the city and its people. There are plenty of areas that maintain the historic ambience with original architecture, cobbled streets and classic feel.

Telling the story

Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and the historic connections with the sea.

Learn about Southampton’s Titanic Story, which includes exhibitions on the crew members as well as a 1.25 scale interactive model of the Titanic. The museum also tells the story of Southampton as the gateway to the world from the Roman traders, Saxon settlers and Victorian industrialists. You can discover the full story of aviation in Hampshire at Solent Sky. The Museum tells the story of twenty-six aircraft companies, the largest flying boat operation in the world and in particular the legendary Spitfire designed at Supermarine by R.J.Mitchell in the heart of the city of Southampton.

In the Old Town, Tudor House Museum reveals over 800 years of history. The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square was built in the late 15th century. Explore the delightful gardens and learn about characters from the building’s fascinating past.

St Michael’s Church is the oldest building still in use in the city having been founded in 1070. Underneath the church in the northwest corner is a late mediaeval vault which is a scheduled ancient monument.


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If you prefer to hear more about the history as you go then Southampton Tourist Guides Association (STGA), is the longest established tourist guiding association in the City. They offer a variety of walks on a range of topics. Throughout the year, you can join a Medieval Walls and Vaults walk every Saturday and Sunday, leaving from the Bargate Monument at 11:00. This informative and entertaining walk lasts 1.5 hours and costs £5.00 per person, (accompanied children are FREE). If you’re visiting Southampton as part of a group, private walks can be arranged. Topics include Jane Austen (2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death), The Titanic Trail, Southampton during World War II, Medieval Churches and the Friary. For information on all their walks, visit: www.southamptontouristguides.com Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide


Reason#2 to visit : heritage

If you are looking for somewhere to eat or drink with a little character and a glimpse of the past:

Several of Southampton’s restaurants are housed in some of the city’s most historic buildings and have utilised the historic past so you really feel like you’re dining in history: • • • • •


The White Star Tavern in Oxford Street maintains its connection to the Titanic. The Dancing Man Brewery (above) resides in the Wool House build after the French raid of 1338.

The Duke of Wellington pub (above) was originally built upon Norman vaults and cellars in 1220.

The Royal Thai Pier resides in the Royal Pier on Southampton’s waterfront. The Grand Café in a Grade II listed building on Canute Road.

If you are intetested in the historical facts

Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate (still standing) to sail for France and the battle of Agincourt. In 1620 the Pilgrims Fathers chartered The Mayflower to sail to the New World to escape religious oppression in England. They also bought a smaller boat the Speedwell, which was originally built in Southampton, to use permanently when they reached America.

Old Town today still contains a wealth of historical attractions – the 800 year old Bargate was originally built as the main gateway to the medieval city. The city has the longest stretch of unbroken medieval defensive walling in England

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Famous Reason#2 to visit : heritage


Southampton is one of several destinations across Hampshire to be marking the 200th anniversary of Jane’s death, with a programme of events throughout 2017.

Jane Austen spent three periods of her life in Southampton; as a schoolgirl, as a young woman and as an adult when she, her mother and sister lived with her brother Frank Austen in a house near Southampton Castle.


Jane’s family moved to Southampton following the death of her father and they eventually settled in a “commodious old- fashioned” house in Castle Square. This is believed to have inspired the lines from Mansfield Park - “the effects of the shadows pursuing each other on the ships at Spithead and the island beyond, with the ever varying hues of the sea, now at high water, dancing in its glee and dashing against the ramparts ...”

At that time, Southampton was an old seaport with medieval streets tumbling down to a quay. It was also reinventing itself as a fashionable spa town – in much the same way that the city is currently undergoing a major transformation to bring it up-to-pace with the 21st century demands of its current day residents.


Austen fans will be fascinated to learn that the family house, was believed to stand where the Juniper Berry pub can now be found in Upper Bugle Street. The Austen’s took boat trips on the River Itchen to see warships being built at Northam and the Gothic ruins of Netley Abbey. Share your Reasons to Visit #visitsouthampton

The Dolphin Hotel is where she celebrated her eighteenth birthday and often visited dances in the upstairs rooms. The décor may have changed over the years but you can still stand in the be The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel as it is known today and soak up the atmosphere of days gone by.

Celebrating Jane Austen

In one of her early pieces of writing she declared “Beware of the unmeaning luxuries of Bath & the stinking fish of Southampton….” Perhaps because Jane lived down wind of the fish market on St Michaels Square! So did Southampton have more to offer and inspire the budding writer than the waft of herring?

The Southampton Jane Austen Festival ‘The Stinking Fish of Southampton’ aims to answer that question.

To kick off the festival the redoubtable ‘Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Company’ [named after a contemporary of Miss Austen] will take the audience on a theatrical perambulation of Southampton Spa where you will get the chance to meet the Austens, their friends and neighbours and find out what Nelson really got up to when he popped ashore!

Over the summer, every Sunday from 2 July to the 27th August there will be a different themed walk around old Southampton and old Netley including: ‘Jane Austen & Southampton Spa’, ‘Trafalgar Days’ The Bits Jane Left Out’, ‘Officers & Gentlemen’ and ‘Literary Netley’. For those who liked walking as much as Jane’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet, you will be able to follow in Jane’s footsteps as go on route from her house in Castle Square to Peartree and back. And if you are looking for Mr Darcy the culmination of events in Southampton end with a weekend of walks, talks, exhibition, display, workshops and a Regency Ball at the Dolphin Hotel. For your full events leaflet info@sarahsiddonsfanclub.org

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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.

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 opposite the Cenotaph (see page 26 for details on the Titanic Trail). You will pass by the majestic Guildhall, which hosts many of the biggest names in music and comedy. Also in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter you will find Southampton Arts Complex, which includes John Hansard Gallery and the modern masterpieces on view at Solent University’s contemporary art space. In 2016 there will also be a new Performing Arts Centre and City Eye, which runs Southampton Film Week Continuing southwards you reach the main shopping thoroughfare with access to The Marlands and Westquay 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. Holy Rood church is another distinct landmark as you make your way to Town Quay and the end of the QE2 mile. It was bombed in WW2, the ruin now holds memories you can experience through sounds posts. The 13 tonne anchor from Southampton’s famous cruise liner, QE2 takes pride of place in front of the church which is dedicated to the sailors of the Merchant Navy. 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. Share your Reasons to Visit #visitsouthampton



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Maritime Reason#2 to visit : heritage


Southampton has a long associated link with the sea, from the celebrated White Star shipping line which moved its headquarters to the city, to the continuous developments and investment from Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Southampton, to welcome and cater for the world’s largest cruise vessels afloat.

It is also well known for being the home port for world famous vessels such as Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, and regularly hosts cruise industry occasions such as the launch of the UK’s biggest-ever purpose-built cruise ship, Britannia, Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas, and the return of Royal Princess. Proud of its Cruising industry the Port of Southampton has been named the UK’s Best Departure Port for the eighth year running.

Take to the water

One of the best ways to view the cruise ships is to join them on the water. 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. Southampton is also home to the oldest active cargopassenger steamship in Europe, the SS Sheildhall, which has a cruise programme running between May and September.

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 Hythe Ferry passes alongside the QEII Terminal offering a unique and close up experience of the magnificent liners.

When cruise ships are in the city comes to life. It’s recommended to avoid driving near the ports during this time to avoid heavy traffic, but many cruise passengers can benefit from dedicated park and ride services around the city.


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A shore side view

Reason#2 to visit : heritage

There’s nothing quite like watching those big ships when they are in port. 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.

The promenade at Hythe is among the best vantage points for viewing the ships. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Marina with its distinctive ‘fishing village’ style development and sit and watch the ships, yachts and boats out on the water. 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. Stuck out into the Solent, Calshot Spit is a great spot to wave off those lucky cruise passengers.

Maritime life in Southampton isn’t just about the big ships, however. The city’s waterfront developments and marinas offer wonderful opportunities to sit back and relax and watch the sumptuous yachts go by.

Ocean Village has outstanding recreational facilities for yachtsmen as well as trendy bars and restaurants beside the water. Further upstream on the River Itchen is Shamrock Quay, a bustling marina steeped in history.

See Southampton Tours A 90 minute walking tour of the medieval town including the historic walls and vaults: October to March Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm; April to September Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am and 1.30pm, also Wednesday at 5.30pm. Meet your guide by the lions at the Bargate Adults £6, accompanied children FREE. Ghost Walk on the last Wednesday of every month at 8.30pm. For information on all of our services see www.seesouthampton.co.uk


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Walk 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 SeaCity Museum opened its doors to the public. START your Titanic trail at SeaCity Museum and explore the city’s historic connections with the ship. Within the Civic Centre you can also find the Titanic Postal Workers’ Memorial and Titanic Book of Remembrance.

When you leave the museum, head for the Above Bar Street and ornate Titanic Engineer Officers’ Memorial in East Park (opposite the Cenotaph) unveiled in 1914 featuring a sevenfoot high angel.

Head down the QE2 Mile to Holy Rood Church and see the Titanic Crew Memorial, which was paid for by the subscriptions of friends and family of the crew.

Oxford Street is where to head to next, passing the former Sailors Home (now Salvation Army Centre). Stop in The Grapes pub, which dates to the 1850’s. Four members of the Titanic’s crew, including three brothers named Slade, famously 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 the Titanic sailed. The Grand Cafe is situated in this historic building and a perfect stop for refreshments and to soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era. Finally, walk done Canute Road to the Canute chambers, the former headquarters of the White Star Line, and see where the Southampton families anxiously gathered to await news of their loved ones. The full trail can be downloaded at www.discoversouthampton.co.uk


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Reason#3 to visit : A city of leisure

Reason#3 A city of leisure Southampton is a great city for leisure activities. Whether your definition of leisure is to shop until you drop, to get active and compete in sports, to have fun or perhaps relaxation is at the top of the list there’s plenty of places to visit across the city.

Retail Therapy

If it’s one thing Southampton isn’t short of that’s shops. From Bedford Place at the top end of town, stretching through to the Below Bar at the southern end, there is something to suit every style and budget.

Shops range from well-known high street names including John Lewis, Next and Marks and Spencer, to independent boutiques, specialist shops and market stalls. Westquay Shopping Centre is Southampton’s largest shopping complex with over 100 stores spread over three floors. You’ll find clothing stores for all ages, shops for accessories, games and gifts. If you’re feeling peckish during your shop then head up to the third floor where you’ll find a whole level dedicated to food, including the Handmade Burger Co. and YO! Sushi.

The Marlands Shopping Centre offers a great range of shops from independent boutiques and well-known shops including the Disney Store! You’ll also find crafts, toys, perfumes and coffees amongst the good selection of clothing stores. The café’s selling sweet treats and delicious beverages are great fuel to keep you going. Bedford Place is north of the city centre and has the atmosphere of a bygone era, in what is probably the last bastion of small independent boutiques and quality businesses.


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A great feature of shopping in Southampton is the late night opening of many of its shops. Regular late nights for many shops are Thursday evenings, however Westquay offers late night shopping until 8pm every weeknight, and to 7pm on Saturdays.

If you enjoy fun and quirky shops then you must visit: • Forbidden Planet – perfect for sci-fi fans (Hannover Buildings). • Disney Store – a dream for Disney fans! (The Marlands). • Beatnik Emporium - vintage and retro clothing and accessories (Above Bar Street). If you like your big-named brands then you’ll find plenty of your favourite stores in Southampton, here’s where to find them: • Westquay Shopping Centre in the city centre. • Southampton High Street north of the Bargate. • Debenhams in Queensway. There’s nothing like something a bit different from a local independent shop, here’s where to find them: • The Marlands Shopping Centre in the city centre. • East Street below the Bargate. • Bedford Place at the very north end of town. • Oceans Southampton is an independent gift shop with a range of souveniers.

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Reason#3 to visit : A city of leisure

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Southampton has always enjoyed a great relationship with sport. From the home of Hampshire Cricket at the Ageas Bowl which hosts 41 days of domestic cricket and three England Internationals in 2017, to premiership team Southampton Football Club who will be launching The Southampton Cup (5th 12th August), a brand new eight-day international youth football tournament, which is being hosted in Southampton and the surrounding area, involving boys’ and girls’ teams from across the globe. If you are inspired to get in involved, get fit and get active, then there is plenty of opportunity across the city for all the family.

Go Ape Southampton Live life adventurously and take on a Tree Top Adventure like no other including high ropes crossings, Tarzan Swings and Zip lines. Or enjoy Tree Top Junior, a high ropes course designed for mini Tarzans. www.goape.co.uk With Rees Leisure organising some of Southampton’s top sporting events there is plenty of reasons to get fit; the ABP Marathon is running its first full marathon in 2017 after the success of its 10K and half marathon, Cycle Southampton is an exciting new action packed weekend coming in September 2017, and for those that love the water Southampton Sailing week takes place in May 2017. Being by the water the sailing community in Southampton is abundant and access to various water sports is plentiful. Whether you want to learn to sail, dive, kayak or row, there is a place that will show you how. SWAC, Calshot and Andark are just a few of the Southampton based centres in and around the city. Feel free as a bird at the ultimate trampoline park playground, Oxygen Freejumping. This is a great way to burn off some energy and great fun for all ages!



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Events in 2017 29th January 2017 Southampton Celebration Proms

14th April 2017 Radley Duathlon

23rd April 2017 ABP Southampton Marathon

1st May 2017 May Day Triathlon

24th - 29th May 2017 Southampton Sailing Week

9th July 2017 St Swithun’s Triathlon

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At Southampton’s Alpine Centre you can ski without the snow with mixed ability sessions, snowblading and snowboarding.

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Reason#3 to visit : A city of leisure

Another great way to get active and explore the city is by bike. There are several places you can hire bikes to explore Southampton, the Isle of Wight and The New Forest. Whether your start in Southampton and hire your bike from Town Quay, or take the ferries over to the Isle of Wight or Hythe and pick up your bikes there.

Head to one of the seven formal parks across the city with rose gardens, fountains and sculptures. The 326 acre Southampton Common has plenty of routes and paths for walking, running or cycling.

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Explore the play facilities at Houndwell Park.


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A base for exploration

Reason#3 to visit : A city of leisure

There is plenty of family fun to be found across the city but Southampton is also a great base for exploring Hampshire and the south coast.

Fifteen miles west of Southampton is the New Forest, a national park of open heath, ancient woodlands and plenty of family attractions. Here you’ll find the world-famous Beaulieu home of the National Motor Museum, Palace House and World of Top Gear. A short journey down the road and you’ll discover Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum on the banks of the Beaulieu River. The New Forest is also home to the New Forest Wildlife Park offering a lovely family day out with plenty to see from Otters to Wolves!

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 including Dinosaur Isle, Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction.

To the east, approximately 25 miles from Southampton lies the historic waterside city of Portsmouth, home of Fort Nelson. Strategically positioned on Portsdown Hill Fort Nelson is a historic monument and home to the Royal Armouries National Collection of Artillery.

Travelling up the M3 you come to the historic city of Winchester and home to the Winchester Cathedral one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Just on the outskirts of Winchester you’ll find Marwell Zoo where you can get close to wonders of the natural world, and for a more adult day out and for Gin-lovers the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch is a must! 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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BE AUT Y & HISTORY 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 the burial place of Jane Austen. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

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. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

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Step back in time to the 18th century village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built

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Recharge those batteries

Whatever your reasons for visiting Southampton you may need to recharge those batteries and kick back for a while. Places to do this are ample, whether it’s relaxing in one of the city’s peaceful parks, indulging in one of the many ice cream parlours, or enjoying a warming beverage in one of the coffee houses. For a really laid back vibe the hotels in Southampton offer the perfect place to relax and indulge in life’s little luxuries. Not just a place to rest your head, you can often enjoy an Afternoon Tea, a Spa break or a fine meal in their restaurants.

On the outskirts of the city and the edge of The New Forest, Hotel Terravina is a secluded retreat from the busy city centre. Owned by Master Sommelier Gerard Basset, the hotel is a wine-lovers dream. Complete with a dining experience you’ll be hard-pushed to forget, it’s a taste of luxury in Southampton. If you need to truly unwind then many of Southampton’s hotels offer spa facilities. The Grand Harbour Hotel offers several spa packages in its Health Club, which include luxurious treatments and use of the pool and spa facilities.

Chilworth Manor sets the scene as a picturesque Edwardian Manor, with spa facilities and a 1 Rosette Restaurant where you can also enjoy Afternoon Tea; it’s the perfect place to recharge those batteries.

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Watching the sunset over the Needles Pure Island Happiness – endless ways to find it. One way to get there.

Escape to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel and discover your Pure Island Happiness. Enjoy everything from stunning scenery to rich heritage, relaxation and delicious local produce – perfect for a day trip from Southampton, or for planning a longer stay. So leave the mainland behind and head to happiness with Red Funnel Ferries.

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Dining in Southampton is fast becoming one of the top reasons to visit the city. With new café’s, restaurants, and bistro’s opening, there is plenty of choice to taste and sample the gastro delights of the city.





Whatever you are up to during your visit you are bound to need refreshments. Stopping for coffee and a cake is a great way to refresh and here is where you are spoilt for choice! Mettricks is Southampton’s independent tea and coffee house serving the city’s best hot chocolate, fantastic coffee, loose leaf tea and homemade cakes. With three venues across the city you will never be far from one.

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Are you looking to have dinner out at one of Southampton’s many fantastic restaurants? Then you’re in luck! There is a cuisine to suit any appetite; European, Asian, American, and of course good old British grub.

New for 2017 is the Westquay This exciting new development offers an extensive variety of restaurants, cafés and leisure facilities, so whether you are looking for a lunchtime snack or evening meal, they’ve got it covered!

Reason#4 to visit : Fantastic dining

Reason#4 Fantastic dining

Try traditional Greek food at The Real Greek at Westquay Watermark, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a wide variety of Meze to share and Souvlaki Wraps to try,

The Docks: Southampton Coffee House on Oxford Street with specialty eats, wine and beer. The food is fresh, tasty and locally sourced and the coffee is hand roasted in Hampshire.

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Award winning Mexican eatery, Wahaca offers fresh, honest Mexican Market food. Founders, Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby have brought Mexico’s vibrant flavours and social dining culture to the UK.

If you find it hard to choose then COSMO Authentic World Kitchen at Westquay offers more than 150 freshly cooked, authentic dishes, from around the globe, with live cooking stations to add some theatre to your meal! If Thai takes your fancy then the new Thaikhun restaurant in Westquay brings you an authentic Thai style with Thai street food and Thai inspired cocktails.

For a taste of the Orient, no matter where you are in the city, Mango Thai Tapas Bar & Restaurants offer three locations across Southampton in Portswood, Above Bar and Ocean Village. In the centre of the city surrounding the Guildhall Square you’ll find the newly developed Cultural Quarter. With restaurants that include the Caribbean delights of Turtle Bay, and award winner pizza, pies and cider at The Stable. At the southern end of the city you’ll find a range of fine dining independent restaurants and bistro’s on Oxford Street, including The White Star Tavern, Max’s Bar & Brasserie and Simons at Oxfords. Each venue offers its own unique atmosphere and style of dining, independent and full of character, it’s a great place to spend an evening.

If you’re closer to the northern end of town then have a must-try burger at The Rockstone in Bevois Valley is definitely well earned, or find more meat treats at their sister pub The Sadler’s Brewhouse & BBQ on London Road. You’ll also find 7Bone Burger Co. serving up American comfort food classics including burgers, smokehouse BBQ, craft beers and cocktails, in a feelgood, speakeasy joint. The city is literally booming with great places to eat, whether it’s a meal with friends, a romantic evening out or lunch with colleagues, the city has got it covered! Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide


Beach-bar-style eateries with a great selection of wine and beer, plus holiday-themed cocktails and delicious home-made Thai tapas! THAI TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT Mango Portswood T 023 8067 8877

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I D E A L H O S P I TA L I T Y Mixing Mixing great great British British classic classic cuisine cuisine using using the the very very best best in in local local produce, produce, with with warming warming and and friendly friendly atmospheres, atmospheres, Ideal Ideal Collection Collection isis aa unique unique collective collective of of six six pubs, pubs, bars bars and and restaurants restaurants offering offering some some of of the the finest finest dining dining experiences experiences in in the the solent solent region. region. Visitors Visitors to to Southampton Southampton are are spoilt spoilt for for choice choice with with three three Ideal Ideal Collection Collection venues venues to to choose choose from: from: THE THE WHITE WHITE STAR STAR TAVERN TAVERN isis located located in in Southampton’s Southampton’s Oxford Oxford Street Street district, district,the theheart heartof ofsophistication sophisticationin in the the city. city. The The award award winning winning bar bar and and restaurant restaurant has has been been singled singled out out for for recognition recognition by by the the AA AA and and awarded awarded aa much much coveted coveted 22 Rosette Rosette that that recognises recognises ‘excellent ‘excellent restaurants restaurants that that stand stand out out in in their their local local area’ area’..

THE THE BUGLE BUGLE PUB PUB && RESTAURANT RESTAURANT in in Hamble Hamble isis aa Grade Grade IIII gastro gastro pub pub serving serving AA AA Rosette Rosette food food in in aa traditional traditional village village pub pub atmosphere. atmosphere. Stocked Stocked with with well-kept well-kept local local real real ales, ales, first first class class wines wines and and speciality speciality rums. rums. Feel Feel at at home home the the moment moment you you step step foot foot in in the the door door as as aa warm, warm, friendly friendly welcome welcome awaits awaits you. you.

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Your slice of Lola’s Cupcakes has now arrived in WestQuay!

Chalk Valley Farm & Kitchen A farm-to-table restaurant, Chalk Valley Farm & Kitchen’s menu features 100% Grass-Fed Burgers, Texas Style BBQ, Dry Aged steaks, Cocktails and Craft Beers. Open every day from 11.30 am for brunch, lunch and dinner. Most of the produce is organic and all the pasture-raised beef, pork and lamb are from their very own farm in the Test Valley.



Whether it’s a hot sunny day and you want an ice cream to cool you down, or if it’s raining outside and a comforting hot waffle covered in chocolate sauce is the only way to make you feel better...Southampton has got it covered! In Westquay Shopping Centre you’ll discover Lola’s Cupcakes. Each day they handcraft a huge selection of delicious flavoured cupcakes and assorted cakes, with a large free-from range, which includes vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free.

As a family run business, Sprinkles Gelato pride themselves on their handmade Gelato, which is made right here in Southampton! Come and visit for amazing waffles, crepes, shakes, cookie dough, smoothies and more! Arties Ice Cream Factory in the High Street is where they create 24 flavours on the premises. And, Scoops Gelato in Portswood is a bright and lively dessert parlour with fresh Italian gelato and sorbets, which are hand-made daily on site.

If that wasn’t enough, The Marlands recently welcomed its new pancake house - STAKKS! With plenty of savoury delights and sweet treats.

If you’re looking gluten free and vegan options check out The Songbird in Bitterne Triangle. This ice cream parlour has a huge selection that includes gluten free and vegan friendly options, it’s also a nut free environment! Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide


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Get off to a good start with breakfast in Southampton, here’s some top picks to kick start your day: • Mettricks across the city offers an all-day brunch menu including scotch pancakes with bacon & maple syrup to avocado on sourdough toast. • The White Star Tavern in Oxford Street serves breakfast until 11am and brunch until 3pm. • Halladays Tea Rooms in Bedford Place serve breakfast from opening until 3:45pm each day. Want to be wined and dined? These restaurants offer the perfect romantic setting: •  Head to Oxford Street, which is ideal for date nights where you will find Simons at Oxford who uses fresh local ingredients and Max’s Bar & Brasserie offers authentic Italian and great cocktails. • The Dancing Man Brewery is a top pick for pie lovers. Here are some family friendly restaurants with great kids menus! • Shrimp and Burger in Bedford place. • Chimichanga’s in Oxford Street. • Maritimo Lounge in Ocean Village . • Taco Bell in Hannover Buildings. If you are looking for flavours from around the world: • Visit Lakaz Maman the Mauritian Street Kitchen in Bedford Place. • Enjoy Greek food at The Real Greek in Westquay. • Hola! Spanish Tapas at La Regatta at Town Quay. • COSMO Authentic World Kitchen at Westquay gives you a selection of over 150 cuisines.


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Reason#5 to visit : Music & nightlife

Reason#5 Music & nightlife Southampton is home to a vibrant network of pubs, clubs, theatres and studio venues meaning live music and nightlife can be enjoyed at venues throughout the city. From intimate venues which host local artists performing regularly throughout the week to the reputable music venues which have welcomed talented well-known bands and performers.

Discover a world of classical, jazz, world and folk music at Turner Sims Southampton, performed by outstanding international artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Hugh Masekela, The Unthanks, Neil Cowley Trio, Nicola Benedetti and the Vienna Piano Trio.

The Joiners in St Mary’s has seen performances from many of the biggest names on the rock, indie, punk and metal scenes. The Brook in Portswood is also a great intimate venue where you can get up close and personal with the bands, while The Talking Heads is well known for its open mic nights, comedy and staging an eclectic mix of music.

02 Guildhall Southampton is the city’s largest multi functional venue, situated in the city’s Cultural Quarter in the heart of the city centre. Hosting some of the biggest names in music.

A number of restaurants and bars also host live music nights including the White Star Tavern, the London Hotel, Simons at Oxfords and Grand Café on Oxford Street. Oxford Street is also a great place to enjoy a trendy evening out on the town with many of the restaurants and bars holding live music nights.


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If it is a few evening drinks you’re after, as well as the high street chains, Southampton has some great individual pubs where you can sup on a beer or enjoy a glass of wine. Soak up some history into the bargain at the historic Duke of Wellington pub in Bugle Street or step onto the High Street and check out the Red Lion pub, which dates back to 1148.

The Orange Rooms is the South’s premium independently owned bar and cocktail lounge with retro inspired decor, collective music and a relaxed atmosphere and vibe. With three areas including: Room Service, which is Southampton’s most luxurious and sought after lounge bar. Tiki Loungea slice of paradise providing exotic retro vibes and the ski-lodge style space, Off Piste with an alpine inspired bar featuring a custom built snow chalet! At Mango Ocean Village Bar and Lounge, The Basement hosts regular Saturday club nights playing all retro funk, disco, soul, motown and blues music. If you love jazz then look out for the late night music jazz jam on Thursdays from 10pm until 2am.

Fancy a pint? Mettricks Guildhall serves various local ales including Dancing Man beers. As well as premium crafted cocktails.

Close by at Town Quay is the Platform Tavern where they brew their own beer as well as other well known beers and they are famous for their Desperate Dan style pies. The Dancing Man Brewery, Southampton’s one and only award winning microbrewery and Brew House is a great meeting place for international beer lovers whether on a cruise, a student or a pirate! The Rockstone in Bevois Valley has built a reputation for being a cool haunt with a wide selection of Cask Beer and Ales, they also mix a great cocktail too! Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide


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With so many venue choices and many pubs and bars opening their doors early in the day, your night out can start as soon as you’re ready!


Reason#5 to visit : Music & nightlife

For those with the stamina to go well into the evening, Southampton’s nightlife has much to offer. Oceana is one of the largest nightclubs in the U.K. The super club, famous for its themed rooms, includes two clubs, five bars, VIP rooms and restaurants.

The O2 Guildhall Southampton in Civic Centre Regular live music at Mettricks Guildhall

Enjoy cabaret nights at The London Hotel.

Unity Brewing Co. is a brewery based in Portswood, Southampton. It produces a range of Belgian-inspired beers and also has a taproom open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays where visitors can sample the beers, or buy some to take away.


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Max’s Bar & Brasserie in Oxford Street

Turtle Bay in the Cultural Quarter

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Bring & Mix Southampton in Guildhall Square Vodka Revolutions in Bedford Place Rumba in Bedford Place

Coco Bar & Lounge in The Harbour House Town Quay

Nights for watching local talents: •

Monday Night Blues at the Orange Rooms

Plug & Play at the Alexandra

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Rhythmdell at The Hobbit

Sunday Funday at Ninety Degrees

Take to the Stage at The Stage Door.

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Vodka Revolutions for trendy vibes Pop World plays your pop classics

Orange Rooms hosts an array of quality DJ’s and live acts

Café Parfait Above Bar with live music and entertainment.

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Reason#6 to visit : to stay

Reason#6 to stay Southampton hosts a number of festivals and music events throughout the year. From small intimate events to larger scale festivals.

Festival feel

Common People held on Southampton Common, has enjoyed headliners that include Fat Boy Slim and Craig David. Organised by Bestivals Rob da Bank, Common People looks forward to it’s third year on the 27th-28th May 2017.

SMILEfest takes place throughout March and is managed by the students and staff from Southampton Solent University. It’s month long programme includes live music performances and special club nights across the city. Southampton Common also plays host to Southampton’s retro festival “Let’s Rock Southampton”! This 80’s music inspired festival takes place on the 8th July with 80’s favourites such as Rick Astley and Jason Donovan performing.

In July, Hoglands Park welcomes the Southampton Mela Festival which is an annual celebration of Modern and Traditional Asian Culture.

There are many events to choose from in Southampton, all with great reasons to visit the city. For more information on what’s on this year see pages 6 and 7 of this guide.


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With two Universities in the heart of the city, Southampton is well equipped for student life.

University of Southampton With a huge amount of shops, restaurants and bars, Southampton offers great employment opportunities whilst living in the city. Being home to two Universities means term-time jobs are common and flexible for students. It of course can’t all be about work and Southampton’s nightlife provides an economic solution to letting your hair down! With a wide selection of student bars and dedicated student nights, the city caters for a good night out on a student income. If a night on the town isn’t what you’re looking for, then its music venues and late night cafes are the perfect places to hang out with friends. Cost effective and with so much to offer, Southampton is a great city for student living!

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Reason#6 to visit : to stay

Getting around the 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. 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 visitwww.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. The suggested Southampton Taxi companies: Radio Taxis followed by Aero Taxi’s, WestQuay Cars & Cab My Ride.

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 plus 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.


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Reason#6 to visit : to stay

Accommodation Whatever your reason to visit Southampton, there is a accomodation to suit all tastes and pockets. Accor Hotels offer budget to luxury hotels across the city including the Mecure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel experience the Grand Harbour Hotel, Hotel Terravina and Chilworth Manor will not disappoint.

If you prefer a local guesthouse or B&B there are plenty to choose from, including Alcantara, Guest House, Hunters Lodge, Asturias House, Amberley Lodge and Fendland Guest House. Or why not rent an apartment in Town or Country.

For more accommodation listings or if you are looking for special Cruise, Park & Stay Packages, Destination Southampton is able to offer a personal service to assist you with your unique requirements, visit www.discoversouthampton.co.uk.

Ratings you can trust

When choosing your accommodation look out for the five star ratings and 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 that extra mile may achieve a Gold or Silver Award.

Approved Accomodation

Look out for the Southampton and Hamble Valley Approved Accommodation logo. Working with Visit England and Quality in Tourism, The Marketing Collective has created an entry level assessment scheme for B&Bs which meets regulatory standards and provides reassurance for customers. 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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Guest Houses



Asturias 

22 Howard Rd

023 8022 3372

Alcantara 

20 Howard Rd

023 8033 2966

Amberley 

1 Howard Rd

023 8022 3789

Fenland 

79 Hill Lane

023 8022 0360

Hunters Lodge

25 Landguard Rd

023 8022 7919

Landguard Lodge 

21 Landguard Rd

023 8063 6904



Best Western Chilworth Manor  Chilworth Highfield House Hotel 


0844 387 6287

Hotel Terravina

119 Highfield Lane 023 8055 4223 174 Woodlands Rd 02380 293 784

Grand Harbour Hotel 

5 Westquay Rd

023 8063 3033

MacDonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa

11 

Boorley Green

014 8978 0888

Southampton Centre 12 Mercure Dolphin Hotel  13 Jurys Inn 

High Street

023 8038 6460

1 Charlotte Place

023 8037 1111

14 Novotel Southampton  15 Ibis Budget Southampton 16 Ibis Southampton 

1 Westquay Rd

023 8033 0550

Self Catering


3 Westquay Rd

023 8022 7705

9 Westquay Rd

023 8063 4463



Asturias 

22 Howard Rd

023 8022 3372

Town or Country  Riverside Holidays 


02380 881000


023 8045 3220

Enjoy England ratings made easy: Simple, practical, no frills Well presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent standard throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury

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If you’ve travelled to our country, you’ll know that street food is a way of life. Traditionally we’ve cooked outside, stopping the house from getting even hotter! Ingenuity comes pretty natural to us Thais, and we’re entrepreneurial too, so much so that we grabbed the opportunity to start selling the amazing food that we cook at home on the street, taking over almost every street corner of bustling Bangkok. We’ve taken inspiration from back home and transported the sights and smells right here to Thaikhun, a journey of nearly 6,000 miles!

2 night stay plus breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children at Highfield House Hotel. A visit to SeaCity Museum. Dinner at The Real Greek, Southampton. A visit to Beaulieu, National Motor Museum. Dinner at Thaikhun, Southampton.


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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. Children under 2 are free. 2yrs+ half price until 10yrs. 20 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BN Tel: 023 8033 2966 Fax: 023 8049 6163


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

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Price prpn

£40 - £120


Totally refurbished mainly en-suite non smoking guest house.

Near to Train Station, Hospitals, City Centre, Universities, Cruise Terminals and Airport. Courtesy tray with tea, coffee and biscuits. Colour TV & Free View in all rooms. Wireless WiFi to all rooms. Parking at front.  Self catering available for >7 nights. 1 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BB Tel: 023 8022 3789 Fax: 023 8022 4091 3 Email: contact@amberleyguesthouse.co.uk www.amberleyguesthouse.co.uk

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£35 - £100

Self catering available (min. 1 week)




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


Price prpn

£40 - £90


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

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£40 - £70

Family rooms

£90 - £110


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 Email: info@hunterslodgehotel.net | www.hunterslodgehotel.net

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£65 - £95


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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 Tel: 023 8063 6904 Fax: 023 8063 2258 Email: info@landguardlodge.co.uk | www.landguardlodge.co.uk

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£49 - £90


GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL Located in the heart of Southampton overlooking the city’s 4 cruise terminals, the Grand Harbour Hotel has something to suit all. The hotel offers a variety of dining options in the Boardwalk Restaurant or Hamtun Atrium Bar, perfect for an afternoon tea! The Grand Harbour is now privately owned and enjoyed a full refurbishment in 2014. Tel: 023 8063 3033 Fax: 023 8063 3066 Email: sales@grandharbourhotel.co.uk Web: www.grandharbourhotel.co.uk



Great Hospitality. Free WiFi throughout. Complimentary car parking. 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 facilities. 119 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1AQ Tel: 023 8055 4223 Email: res@highfieldhousehotel.co.uk | www.highfieldhousehotel.co.uk

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£59 - £139



BOOK A STAY AWAY AT THE HOTEL WITH WINE AT ITS HEART, HOTEL TERRAVINA. NESTLED IN THE BEAUTIFUL NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK. Call on 02380 293 784 or email us at info@hotelterravina.co.uk Web: www.hotelterravina.co.uk




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Located on the outskirts of Southampton in 12 acres of beautiful gardens, the hotel provides an ideal base in a convenient location to explore the city and surrounding areas. Recently refurbished, it offers excellent leisure and dining facilities or a place to relax and unwind. Best Western Chilworth Manor, Southampton SO16 7PT Tel: 023 8076 7333 | Email: reception@chilworth-manor.co.uk www.chilworth-manor.co.uk

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Guests can enjoy: · · · ·

270 stylish and spacious bedrooms Contemporary bar and restaurant All day Costa Coffee bar Central location overlooking East Park

To book, call 0870 4100 800 or book online at jurysinns.com


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the beautiful south Views over the Marina and River Hamble • Excellent sailing, walking, fishing and horse riding nearby • Serviced touring pitches • Static caravans available to hire all year.

Riverside Holidays Satchell Lane, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4HR

Please call: 02380 453220 or visit our website: www.riversideholidays.co.uk


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Town or Country offer 3-4 star serviced accommodation giving you the freedom to enjoy entire properties for business or leisure. From luxury studio’s, to 1,2 bed apartments and 3,4 5 bed houses to suit your budget in desirable locations within Southampton. Your space in your time. Tel: 02380 881000 Email: info@town-or-country.co.uk | www.town-or-country.co.uk




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ART/culture Attractions/tours


Food and Drink Shopping Transport services

Beaulieu Motor Museum


01590 612345 www.beaulieu.co.uk

Bombay Sapphire Distillery


01256 890090 www.distillery.bombaysapphire. com

Bucklers Hard


01590 616203 www.bucklershard.co.uk

Blue Funnel Cruises


02380 223278 www.bluefunnel.co.uk

Clean Ear Clinic


02380 981221 www.cleanearclinic.co.uk/southampton/



02380 227458 www.cobwebs.uk.com

COSMO - Authentic World Kitchen


02380 219966 www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk/ locations/southampton

Costco Wholesale


02380 764815 www.warehouses.costco.co.uk/ locations/southampton/

Dancing Man Brewery


02380 836666 www.dancingmanbrewery.co.uk

Docks Southampton


07521 189581 www.dockssouthampton.com

Exciting Escapes


07788 369078 www.excitingescapes.co.uk

Go Ape Southampton


0845 8381063 www.goape.co.uk/days-out/ itchen-valley-country-park

Hythe Ferry


02380 840722 www.hytheferry.co.uk

Ideal Collection


0845 1800860 www.idealcollection.co.uk

Lola’s Cupcakes


079435 59213 www.lolascupcakes.co.uk

Mango Thai Tapas


02380 678877 www.mangothai.co.uk

Marlands Shopping Centre


02380 339164 www.intomarlands.co.uk

Marwell Zoo


01962 777407 www.marwell.org.uk

Maskers Theatre



Mettricks Tea & Coffee House


02380 710583 www.mettricks.com

New Forest Wildlife Park


02380 292408 www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk

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sport Music

ART/culture Attractions/tours


Food and Drink Shopping Transport services

Nuffield Southampton Theatres


02380 671771 www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk

Oceans Tourist Information/ Souveniers


02380 331395 www.oceansouthampton.com

Orange Rooms


02380 232333 www.orangerooms.co.uk

Rees Leisure


02380 273657 www.reesleisure.co.uk

Red Funnel Ferries


02380 019192 www.redfunnel.co.uk

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson


01329 233734 www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/ fort-nelson

SeaCity Museum


02380 834536 www.seacitymuseum.co.uk

Solent Showcase Gallery


023 8201 2036/2037 www.solent.ac.uk/showcase

Solent Sky Museum


02380 635830 www.solentskymuseum.org

Southampton Tourist Guides Association


07815 560607 www.southamptontouristguides. com

Southampton City Art Gallery


02380 833007 www.southampton.gov.uk/ libraries-museums/art-gallery

Sprinkles Gelato


02380 677477 www.sprinklesgelato.co.uk

SS Shieldhall


0844 357 2329 www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk



02380 232037 www.tacobelluk.co.uk




The Art House


02380 238582 www.thearthousesouthampton. org

The Edge & Box Bar


02380 366163 www.theedgesouthampton.com

The London Hotel


02380 710652 www.the-london.co.uk

The Mayflower


02380 711811 www.mayflower.org.uk



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The Real Greek


02381 112102 www.therealgreek.com

The Stage Door


02380 630300 www.thestagedoor.org.uk

Tudor House Museum


02380 834242 www.tudorhouseandgarden.com

Turner Sims


02380 595151 www.turnersims.co.uk

Unity Brewing Co.


02380 677070 www.unitybrewingco.com

Westquay Shopping Centre


02380 236789 www.west-quay.co.uk



02382 149053 www.wahaca.co.uk

Winchester Cathedral


01962 857200 www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk







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The Southampton Pocket Guide 2017  

The official visitor publication to the city. Sharing all the great reasons to #VisitSouthampton.

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The official visitor publication to the city. Sharing all the great reasons to #VisitSouthampton.