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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 23

Etap Southampton Centre 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 Etap’ for sandwiches and snacks. Location: 3 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA Tel: 023 8022 7705 20

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Southampton Visitor Information Service Lower Ground Floor, Central Library Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LW Tel: 023 8083 3333 Email: tourist.information@southampton.gov.uk


Your welcome to our city

Welcome to Southampton Welcome to The Southampton Pocket Guide 2012. Whether you are visiting the city as a tourist on a short break delving into our rich heritage, on business with a few hours to spare or a local resident wanting to explore more, let us be your guide. Located on the beautiful south coast of England, Southampton is a city of growing international renown. Regarded as the cruise capital of Northern Europe, Southampton plays host to over 4 million visitors a year and offers a vibrant, cultural experience for all. Southampton is synonymous with all things maritime and 2012 will celebrate the city’s connection with the sea with the launch of SeaCity Museum, which will tell the stories of people who have arrived and departed in the

port over the last 2000 years as well as commemorating RMS Titanic which sees its 100 year anniversary this year. The city also boasts the finest shopping in the region with over 500 retail outlets and three major shopping venues hosting national chains to the bespoke boutiques which add a personal touch to your basket. Southampton is a thriving hub of culture with numerous art galleries and spaces, theatres and live music venues bringing world-renowned names from the world of art and music to projects, exhibitions and events throughout 2012. Take a look at the events planned for this year on pages 6 and 7, decide on your choice of fine restaurants and superb accommodation to make your visit one you will remember.

Enjoy Southampton!

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Attraction in the City


Days out from the City


Cruise Capital


Cultural & Entertainment P25 Retail Therapy


Nightlife in the City


Feast of Flavours


Sports and Leisure


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28th - 29th Chinese New Year Celebrations



200 Years of Charles Dickens: Various events continuing until 1st September


3rd - 4th

Southampton’s Musical Alphabet: An A-Z of music in 26 hours, performed in venues across Southampton for BBC Music Nation


Sport Relief Mile for Comic Relief






13th - 15th Titanic Commemorative: Events and

activities will take place across the city (starting 4th April) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of R.M.S Titanic with events culminating Easter Weekend. 10th

Opening of SeaCity Museum: New state of the art museum focussing on Southampton and its connection with the sea including the city’s Titanic Heritage.

1st - 30th

60 Years of Beaulieu Motor Museum: Various events taking place

1st - 7th

Moscow State Circus: see this spectacular circus at Southampton’s Mayflower Park


Outdoor Film Festival

2nd - 5th

The Queens Diamond Jubilee


3 Queens: Cunard’s three cruise ships will visit Southampton together


Waterlitz: A large family-friendly street theatre event held in Guildhall Square including music, dance, acrobatics and pyrotechnics


175 Years of P&O: For the first time ever the seven ships of the P&O Cruises fleet will be together in Southampton for a great day of celebration


Sky Ride: A free cycling event taking place across the city


Mela Festival: Art Asia presents a free festival celebrating South Asian culture

Keep up to date with events in and around Southampton with The Southampton Events Guide Scan the barcode above with a QR reader and find out what is on NOW! www.thesouthamptonguide.com Follow us on Twitter: Soton_Events

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Race For Life: 5km race around Southampton Common for Cancer Research


Olympic Torch Relay: Southampton is one of only a handful of cities where the torch will not only visit but stop over for celebration


The Clipper 2011-2012: The finale to the Round the World Yacht Race

1st - 31st

Hampshire Food Festival: a month long festival celebrating Hampshire fare and produce

23rd - 27th August Fair: Traditional fair on

Southampton Common 29th

The Paralympic Games continuing until 9th September


Extreme Stunt Show: Family autosport show with monster trucks, motorcycles, cars and bmx stunts on Southampton Common

14th - 23rd PSP Southampton Boat Show




Southampton International Food Festival


Southampton Film Week


Black History Month


Music In The City: A programme of events celebrating Southampton’s music


Southampton Christmas Festival & Market continuing until 31st December

For year round Southampton events visit www.southampton.gov.uk/ for a more up to date list of whats on. 7

History in the City >>

A fascinating past Southampton has welcomed tourists for nearly a thousand years. Its popularity began as a place of pilgrimage in the twelfth century due to being on the route to Canterbury. After the murder of Thomas Becket King Henry II travelled from his lands in France and landed at Southampton, where he had a castle. From there he journeyed onto Canterbury to make his own pilgrimage as atonement for his role in Becket’s death. Pilgrims wanting to follow the route the king had taken, started to flood into Southampton. 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 will feature part of the new SeaCity Museum which will open in April 2012, 100 years after the event.

Old Town New Discoveries Southampton’s Old Town is just to the south of the city centre.This magical part of the city boasts famous residents and visitors including the Pilgrim Fathers, William the Conqueror, Jane Austen and even Shakespeare who it is claimed visited the Dolphin Hotel and performed in the courtyard. Visit the Old Town at night on one of the famous Ghost Tours to reveal the spirits 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 and the spectacular Tudor House and Garden is not to be missed with an unique exhibition encompassing over 800 years of history on one site. 8

Southampton has over 60 monuments s and 450 listed building The impressive timber framed house faces St. Michael’s Church, the oldest building still in use in the city. The original Norman Church was built in 1070 and is the only church still active of the five originally within the town walls. Surviving two world wars, the Old Town bears the scars, particularly at the site of Holy Rood Church. Here you will gain a sense of the damage to this great city due to the intense bombing that took place in WWII. The Vaults open to the public during the annual Heritage Open Days in September and provide an insight into the true scale of the city’s boundaries. While you take in the incredible history, why not stop for a quiet drink or lunch in one of the two pubs vying for the oldest in the city, the Duke of Wellington and the Red Lion.

Discovering more Southampton has so much heritage to discover so why not join a Southampton Tourist Guide Association Walk and bring the past to life with fascinating historical facts. Walks take place most Sundays and Bank Holidays, visit www.stga.org.uk for a programme of walks or call 023 80 571858 (during office hours) If you want to meet some of Southampton’s more gruesome residents and characters, join the Sarah Siddons Fan Club theatre company for ghost walks at Halloween and Christmas or a variety of street theatre performances throughout the year, visit www.sarahsiddonsfanclub.org 9

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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. From museums, open spaces and art galleries to the general hustle and bustle of a vibrant city.

One of the best ways to explore is on foot following the QE2 Mile. The route runs through the heart of the city from the Cenotaph at Above Bar down to the waterfront at Town Quay, linking the Cultural Quarter, three parks and three shopping centres and Old Town where the QE2 anchor provides a historical landmark.

Itinerary 1

Day of Discovery Southampton has a wealth of art and a great place to start your journey of discovery is the City Art Gallery, housing a permanent collection of over 3,500 works of international reputation, spanning six centuries. Also on offer are the fabulous John Hansard Gallery at University of Southampton and Solent Showcase in Southampton Solent University’s Sir James Matthews building. 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 or stop for refreshments in the cafe. Alternatively you could take a guided walk along the city walls. For those of you wishing to learn more about Southampton’s connection with the Spitfire, a visit to the Solent Sky Museum in Albert Road is a must. Also worth a visit is the charming Medieval Merchant’s House at 58 French Street, contact English Heritage for opening times. Following dinner at one of the many superb restaurants in Oxford Street sample great theatre at The Nuffield Theatre or classical, jazz, folk and world music at The Turner Sims concert hall, both at University of Southampton. The Guildhall is one of the South’s largest venues and hosts some of the biggest names in music from Pink Floyd to The Killers. 12

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Family fun times Itinerary 2

Start your day as you mean to go on and use up some energy. For water babies the obvious choice is The Quays, featuring a great fun pool with jets and a whirlpool. Also boasting Olympic standard diving and swimming pools, this centre has it all. If you prefer a dry option, head for the Alpine Centre, where you can try out skiing or the madness of Ringo’s, giant donuts that speed you down the slopes. You can keep the kids happy at lunch time, with a vast array of themed restaurants, including TGI Friday’s at WestQuay Retail Park and La Margherita at Town Quay. Walk off lunch and visit The Hawthorns Centre, where both young and old will be amazed by the variety of wildlife that is on our doorstep. This fantastic biodiversity centre lets you interact with all the creatures you’d expect to find and some you wouldn’t! If you need a rest later in the day, why not take in a film at Odeon cinema in Leisure World, or Cineworld or Harbour Lights Picture House at Ocean Village. If you would prefer a family musical or play, head for The Mayflower Theatre, where West End shows come to life.


Days out from the City >>

Green Credentials Southampton is the greenest city in Southern England with seven formal parks which were originally common land where the medieval townsfolk grew crops and grazed their animals, converted into elegant parks in the early Victorian period. These Grade II listed parks are now fully restored and have their traditional bandstand, rose gardens, elaborate fountains and imposing sculptures which evoke the city’s history and civic pride.

Southampton Common The huge 326 acre Common, just a short walk from the city centre, is a haven for flora and fauna and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The rest of the Common is home to an abandoned race course and the site of the gallows, the Victorian lake and the country’s deepest artesian well.

The Hawthorns Located on the south east corner of Southampton Common, The Hawthorns Centre is a wonderful biodiversity centre. Great for families and those wishing to learn more about Southampton’s abundant wildlife, you’ll find out about how humans and nature work together and what surprises the future has in store for us all. Interactive displays help you discover more about the creatures and plants that live on the Common. Entry to The Hawthorns is free and the centre is open from Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and from Saturday to Sunday 12 noon - 4pm.
 For more information please contact The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on 023 8067 1921 or visit www.southampton.gov.uk/parks 14

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A base for exploration With excellent road, rail and public transport services, Southampton is a great base for discovering South Hampshire, where family attractions, national parks and waterside villages are waiting to be discovered. Enjoy shopping, local architecture and Romsey Abbey in the beautiful Market Town of Romsey, just ten miles north of Southampton and home to Mottisfont Abbey, Sir Harold Hiller Gardens and Paultons Theme Park and Peppa Pig World. 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 beautiful haven that is Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway. Take a Red Funnel ferry or the Red Jet to the Isle of Wight for a day visit or relaxing break, the island is only a short distance from Southampton. To the east lies the historic waterside town of Gosport and city of Portsmouth. Dive into history at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and go onboard an actual WWII era submarine HMS Alliance with a veteran submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves. The capital of King Alfred’s England is twelve miles north of Southampton and is popular for shopping, events and the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. Described as the ‘beautiful breathing space’ between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and less than 10 miles east of the city, the Hamble valley is a picturesque area of coast and countryside including the 440 beautiful acres of Itchen Valley Country Park with water meadows and woodlands perfect for walking and home to Go Ape - a tree top adventure, ideal for family fun. 15

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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Visit the picturesque

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.


itchen valley country park With 440 acres of woodland and meadows to explore, the Park is an ideal place for a family day out. Waymarked trails will help you enjoy the

natural beauty of the park. Trails, picnic sites, visitor centre, cafe, play areas. Check the website for seasonal special events.

Contact: 023 8046 6091 Allington Lane, Southampton, SO30 3HQ, M27 Junction 5 or 7. www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ivcp

Opening Hours: see website for details Admission Prices: Free. Car parking charged.


For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. There’s so much to discover: glorious church architecture and tiny crafted details, priceless treasures and great works of art, historic events and famous people, including Jane Austen. We hope you will visit. The Cathedral Refectory, with its pretty walled terrace and Cathedral views, offers homemade cakes, lunches and afternoon tea. Find souvenirs, gifts and CDs featuring the Cathedral Choir in the Cathedral Gift Shop. Exciting events take place throughout the year, including: Food Festival (4 – 7 May), Live Site for the Olympics and Paralympics (27 July – 12 August & 29 August – 9 September), Hampshire Harvest Weekend (6 – 7 October), Winchester: Chronicles of Light (12 – 28 October) and the popular Christmas Market (22 November – 23 December) and ice rink (22 November – 1 January). The Cathedral is open to visitors every day from 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday and 12.30pm – 3pm Sunday (admission fees apply, free entry for children under 16 visiting with family). Occasionally times may vary for services and events so please visit the website if making a special visit. Services are held daily and all are welcome. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

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Cruise Capital >>

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Watch the ships go by Mayflower Park is the place where you can get up close to the liners, with special events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the naming and arrival of new ships. From Town Quay, you can pick up the Hythe Ferry to the waterside village of Hythe via the famous Victorian pier and the world’s oldest working pier train. The promenade is among the best vantage points for viewing the ships. Weston Shore looks out across Southampton Water and is a popular site to watch the shipping movements and also provides a great start for walks along the water’s edge. Further east is Royal Victoria Country Park where the beach at the park offers an ideal vantage point for viewing cruise liners.

Take to the water One of the best ways to view the cruise ships is to join them on the water. The Hythe Ferry passes alongside the QEII Terminal offering a unique and up close experience. Blue Funnel Cruises offer a variety of day cruises from Ocean Village including Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Solent Cruises.

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Cultural & Entertainment >>

Culture & Entertainment Southampton prides itself on its outstanding art galleries, magnificent theatre, concert halls, live music venues, festivals and art-based events. Whether you want to see new films or classic ballets, hear traditional jazz, northern soul or the latest bands, you’ll find it all in this cultural city.

Visual Art Art is at the heart of Southampton’s cultural life and the city is proud of its superb collections of art. Southampton City Art Gallery, an internationally renowned regional gallery, is home to one of the most prestigious publicly-owned collections in the UK outside London. The gallery provides a broad programme of exhibitions and stunning collections ranging from 14th century works to the present day. The John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton is one of the best places to view contemporary visual art and showcases today’s most innovative artists. Smaller venues such as Brompton Gallery in Old Northam Road, The Art House Gallery in Above Bar and The Lounge Cafe in Bedford Place feature a range of work by local artists with regular events and workshops. Throughout 2012, the Bargate Monument Gallery will feature a programme of work by a diverse range of emerging artistic talents through both solo and group exhibitions, featuring painting, drawing, installations, sculpture, photography, performance and the moving image. Although some may be controversial, and not always to everyone’s taste; they are stimulating, new, different and certainly never dull! Solent Showcase is a new gallery and exhibition space in Southampton Solent University’s Sir James Matthew Building in Above Bar featuring contemporary visual art to inspire students and visitors. 25

World-class contemporary art in southampton. From Turner Prize winners to the latest talent, you can see the very best new art at the John Hansard Gallery. Based on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, our renowned exhibitions run throughout the year, alongside events and activities for all ages. You’ll also find the latest art magazines, books and gifts in our shop. Plus, in 2012 look out for a range of exciting projects in temporary sites across the city. Admission is free and everyone welcome. Find out what’s on at www.hansardgallery.org.uk

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The show goes on Southampton’s performing arts scene provides a rich programme of majestic shows from musicals to contemporary dance, comedy and ambient outdoor theatre. The Mayflower Theatre in Commercial Road is the largest theatre in Southern England and regularly hosts West End shows and musicals, 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 dance. 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 offers a broad programme of drama, comedy, music and film and places a specific focus on work for children and young people. Southampton’s Cultural Quarter is an area undergoing major development with the new Guildhall Square which provides a truly unique public events space. A stunning new arts complex is planned for the are which will open in 2015 and include auditoria, studio and creation space for performing arts, art gallery and film facilities. For theatre and show listings, visit www.thesouthamptonguide.com 28

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Sound of the city Southampton is buzzing with live music and across the city there is a vibrant network of pubs, clubs and studio venues where great live music, whatever your taste, can be enjoyed. Turner Sims at the University of Southampton is one of the finest music venues in the country. Hosting over 60 concerts a year, attracting internationally renowned performances such as Hayley Westenra and pianist Alfred Brendel. Southampton Guildhall is a multi-purpose venue staging major rock, contemporary and classical music events by national touring acts. The Joiners in St.Mary’s has seen countless bands play there intimate stage from rock, indie, punk and metal. The Brook in Portswood is regarded by visiting acts as one of the best gigs in the south of England; and the famous Talking Heads which regularly hosts open mic nights, comedy and the most eclectic music. In the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter and one of the coolest places to check out northern soul, fusion and jazz funk acts is the Soul Cellar on West Marlands Road. A number of restaurants and bars host weekly Live Music nights including the White Star Tavern, The London Hotel and Grand Cafe on Oxford Street, Pulcinella’s in Carlton Place and Chambers on London Road. Live Music also features at city events across the year where local and emerging artists perform to great crowds. Look out for Ejector Seat Music Festival in May, The Mela Festival in July and Music in the City in October.


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Retail Therapy >>

Shopping’s delight

Southampton ranks in the top ten of shopping destinations within the UK and being easy to reach by road, rail, air and sea, you have no excuse not to partake of this unique and varied shopping experience.

The sheer quality and selection of stores will leave you gasping for refreshment and we have world class cafes and restaurants to help you there too! Above Bar is a good place to start your shopping experience with well known High Street stores and the home for several city centre events such as Chinese New Year celebrations (February), International Food Festival (September) and International Christmas Market (November and December). WestQuay is the premier shopping centre destination on the south coast, offering over 100 stores under one roof including top quality brands, department stores such as John Lewis and M&S and range of cafes and restaurants in a dedicated food terrace. The Marlands Shopping Centre has specialist boutiques, multiple chains including Matalan, designer outlets, cafes and restaurants. With over 64 inspirational room sets across 4 floors, IKEA Southampton features a complete range of well designed home furnishing products. WestQuay Retail Park is a large ‘out of town’ store experience in the heart of the city centre and within walking distance of WestQuay and Marlands. It is home to Tesco Home, Argos, Halfords and Next Home and Children. Bedford Place offers a fascinating selection of small independent shops and stylish boutiques. East Street, High Street and Queensway offer an excellent array of specialist shops; with Southampton’s street market locating itself on Bargate every Friday and Saturday. For great shopping, food and nightlife, Southampton has it all! For more information: www.southamptoncitycentre.co.uk 32

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Nightlife in the City >>

Southampton’s Nightlife has something for everyone with over 200 pubs, clubs and bars. From a quiet drink with good food, cocktails and live music to dancing the night away. l2

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Feast of Flavours

Southampton offers a gastronomic experience and plays host to an eclectic range of exquisite restaurants, designer cafes and themed pubs; no matter your appetite, budget or time, there is something for everyone. Bedford Place The business hub and student area of the city benefits from great selection of independent restaurants and select bars. If you are looking for a quiet drink then head for Yuzu Lounge Bar. Alternatively, for a little spice and some cocktails, the authentic Mexican restaurant, Cantina offers a fun and tasty experience.

Below Bar & Old Town With a mix of popular pubs themed bars and restaurants Below Bar offers plenty of choice and as you head into the Old Town, eating out is easy, with options as varied as the Japenese Zen Restaurant, the spectacular Coriander Lounge, Rancho Steak House and Lupa Italian Restaurant.

Oxford Street Known as the Restaurant Quarter and cosmopolitan heart of the city, there is a great choice on offer in Oxford Street. The White Star Tavern offers a great atmosphere with local produce featuring on delicious menus. Simons At Oxfords is an awardwinning bar restaurant with a modern-twist. Scoozi combines traditional and modern Italian dishes reflecting the flavours and aromas of Italy and for the best steak in Southampton, visit Antico Restaurant and Bar. The Grand Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy light lunches and early dinners in and informal bistro. 41



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Just a stones throw away from the historic heart of Southampton and opposite the famous Mayflower Theatre. Buon Gusto is an authentic Italian Restaurant that brings the true taste of Italy to the City. Private room hire is available for all your events: birthdays, large parties or conference days.

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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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‘Southampton’s best loved wine bar and restaurant’ 35-36 Oxford Street Southampton SO14 3DS 023 8022 4444 www.simonsatoxfords.com 46

13-14 Terminus Terrace Southampton SO14 3DT 023 (80) 333 260 www.antico.co.uk

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Charlie Chan’s Fine Chinese Cuisine The Restaurant is Air Conditioned with seating available on two floors. We offer an excellent choice of Chinese food

catering for all tastes in a modern and relaxed surrounding. Buffet available 7 days a week. Delivery service on request. FREE DELIVERY orders over ÂŁ10

within 3 miles Contact: 023 8023 3360 59 Oxford Street Southampton Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.00 - 11.30pm

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.

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


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Sport and Leisure >>

Sporting Chances Southampton has always enjoyed a great relationship with sport. Olympians Tom Daley, Peter Waterfield and Rob Tobin and Commonwealth Gold medalist Max Brick all use the city’s training facilities, and with 2012 being the year of the Olympics this is 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 to be more active! The venues offer a wide range of fun and healthy activities for all age groups across the city. The Quays Swimming and Diving Complex offers amazing facilities, featuring a first-class gym and two fitness studios, and with a great family fun pool, complete with whirlpool and jets, kids will be happily entertained in the water for an age. For those wanting to try something a little different, the South’s premier diving academy holds taster sessions for all ages and abilities in the centre’s Olympic standard diving pool. Likewise, a dedicated swimming pool is available for the real swimming enthusiast. Both Bitterne and Chamberlayne Leisure Centres also boast stateof-the-art gym facilities and offer a wide range of indoor activities, from swimming, gymnastics and racket sports to martial arts and exercise classes, to name but a few! Set in a stunning 150 acre site on the outskirts of the city, Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre is the ideal setting for any outdoor sports and exercise. Home to a newly refurbished international-standard athletics facility, 2 synthetic sports pitches, 12 tennis courts, an incredible new cyclo-cross track and a vast number of football and cricket pitches, this unique venue is the perfect place for serious sports fanatics or recreational athletes alike. 50

Get up and Get active! And for the adrenalin-junkies out there, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) have it all for you. Whether you’re into Canoeing, sea kayaking, powerboating, dinghy sailing or just fishing, get active on the water and be a part of Southampton’s incredible maritime heritage. Or for those who aren’t so sure of their sea-legs, visit Woodmill to try the thrilling range of climbing and high rope activities, tunneling or archery. For further information on facilities, timetables and events, visit www.activenation.org.uk and click on the ‘Your Venue’ section.

On the run Southampton’s Alpine Centre
Skiing without the snow is just as challenging and just as fun. With mixed ability sessions, you can take part from just 4 years old. Snowblading for the most daring individuals is also on offer, as is snowboarding. The centre offers facilities for Ringo parties and holds a number of events throughout the year. For further information visit www.southamptonalpine-centre.co.uk

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, senior and juniors throughout the week. A 9-hole option is also available and rates are competitive. Facilities include the Clubhouse restaurant and Bar, a retail outlet, practice ground and male/ female shower rooms. Golf lessons with PGA professional Matt Robbins are available, subject to booking. Contact 023 8076 0546 or visit www.mytimegolf.co.uk


Connected city >>

Connected city Travelling throughout Southampton is easy and with major links on land, rail, and sea, the city is a great stopping off venue, no matter where you need to go. Bus services in the City Bus routes throughout Southampton are reliable, frequent and great value for money. You can travel from the City Centre to all districts of the city and to outlying areas including Romsey and the New Forest. For further information and a public transport map visit www.southampton.gov.uk and enter ‘buses’ into the search facility. 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.

Taxi cabs For peace of mind it is always best to pre book your taxi, enabling you to agree a price and know that your driver is regulated by the Council.

Hackney Cabs Licensed Hackney cabs, known as taxis, may be hailed, hired from a taxi rank or pre-booked. All vehicles have a roof sign and a distinctive red and white licence plate on the rear and cars are white. Maximum fares for journeys within the city are regulated by the city council and a taximeter will be used. All drivers must wear or display their badge.

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. 52

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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


Ratings you can trust All the national assessing bodies (Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. For serviced accommodation, there are two separate schemes – one for hotels and one for guest accommodation and the star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official mark of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the experience including the comfort, quality and cleanliness. Places that ‘go the extra mile’ to make your stay a special one, will be awarded a high star rating and hotels and guest accommodation may achieve a Gold or Silver Award. For more information and to download an explanation of Visit Britain’s quality assessment scheme visit: www.visit-southampton.co.uk/where-to-stay

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119 Highfield Lane 023 8055 4223 16 Highfield House Hotel  023 8076 7333 17 Best Western Chilworth Manor  Chilworth

Southampton Centre 18 Mercure Dolphin Hotel  19 Elizabeth House  20 Etap Southampton 21 Holiday Inn Express  22 Holiday Inn Express  23 Ibis  24 Jurys Inn  25 New Forest Hotels  26 Novotel  27 White Star Tavern  28 De Vere Grand Harbour  29 Premier Inn West Quay 30 Premier Inn City Centre 31 Premier Inn Southampton Airport 32 Premier Inn West 33 Town and Country Guest Houses

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High Street

023 8038 6460

41-44 The Avenue 3 WestQuay Rd M27, Jct 7 M271 9 WestQuay Rd 1 Charlotte Place New Forest 1 WestQuay Rd Oxford Street 5 WestQuay Rd Harbour Parade 6 Dials, New Rd Mitchell Way Romsey Rd City wide

023 8022 4327 023 8022 7705 023 8060 6060 023 8074 3100 023 8063 4463 023 8037 1111 0800 44 44 41 023 8033 0550 023 8082 1990 023 8063 3033 0871 527 9298 0871 527 9000 0871 527 8998 0871 527 9004 023 8088 1000



Asturias 

22 Howard Rd

023 8022 3372

Alcantara 

20 Howard Rd

023 8033 2966

Amberley 

1 Howard Rd

023 8022 3789

Argyle Lodge 

13 Landguard Rd

023 8022 4063

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 House 

44 Landguard Rd

023 8022 9708

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

Self Catering

1 Asturias  34 Riverside Holidays  35 Sunnydale Caravan/Camping



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.


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


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

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£34 - £90

Amberley Guest House Guest Accom. RAtinG:


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


Price prpn

£32 - £80

Self catering available (min. 1 week)

Argyle lodge guest House Guest Accom. RAtinG:

Family run guest house in a quiet road close to the city centre, railway station, cruise & ferry terminals, hospitals and universities. Free WiFi.

13 Landguard Rd, Southampton, SO15 5DL Tel: 023 8022 4063 Fax: 023 8033 3688 4

Email: judith@higgs1236.freeserve.co.uk | www.argylelodge.com

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£37.50 - £97

AsturiAs House Rating:


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

£30 - £60

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 5

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

No. of rooms


Price prpn £33 - £62

Brunswick Lodge Guest Accom. RAtinG:


High quality, spacious and comfortable B&B accommodation Southampton General and The Spire (Private) Hospitals a 10 minute walk away. Mainly en-suite. Ground floor availability. Close to Southampton University and major transport links. Large private car park. Price includes breakfast, VAT & free WiFi. 100 Anglesea Rd, Shirley, SO15 5QS Tel: 023 8077 4777 Email: brunswick.lodge@btconnect.com | www.brunswicklodge.co.uk mpt

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£35 - £65

Eaton Court Guest Accom. RAtinG:


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


Price prpn

£37 - £65

EllEnborough housE Guest Accom. RAtinG:


A warm welcome awaits you at this high quality ‘Home from Home’ Guest House. Tea/coffee and WiFi in all rooms. Ensuite rooms available. Close to the city centre, railway station, hospitals, university, cruise terminals and easy reach to Southampton Airport. 172 Hill Lane, Shirley, SO15 5DB Tel: 023 8022 1716 Email: ellenboroughhse@aol.com | www.ellenboroughhouse.co.uk

No. of rooms


Price prpn


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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


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

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£32 - £62

Hunters Lodge Guest Accom. RAtinG:


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


Price prpn

£40 - £80

Landguard House guest accom. rting:

Refurbished family run and owned establishment. Period home with many original features offering full English breakfast, TV and tea/coffee facilities in all rooms and off road parking. Single, double, twin and family rooms. Ensuites available. 44 Landguard Rd,Southampton, SO15 5DP

11 Tel: 023 8022 9708 Mob: 07741 018531

Email: enquiries@landguardhouse.co.uk | www.landguardhouse.co.uk No. of rooms


Price prpn

£25 - £70

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


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Price prpn

£40 - £68

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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, on site parking, Tourist Board listed. 51-53 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN Tel: 023 8022 5653 Fax:023 8063 0808


Email: trisha@lindenguesthouse.net

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£27 - £65

Madison House guest accom.



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


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


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

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£25 - £70

SunnyDale Farm Camping and Caravan park 35

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.


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, sauna/steam room, well equipped gym and [comfort zone] beauty suite. 17 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


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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!


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

HigHfield House Hotel rating


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 Tel: 023 8055 4223 Email: res@highfieldhousehotel.co.uk | www.highfieldhousehotel.co.uk

No. of rooms


Price prpn

£59 - £129

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The elizabeTh house hoTel rating: aa hotel


The Hotel is very easy to find and has guaranteed free parking for all residents. There are 27 bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. There is a comfortable reception lounge, a delightful Breakfast Restaurant and ‘Lizzie’s’ Bar and Bistro offering a varied menu of our Chef’s specialities. We also have a tranquil town garden directly accessible from the bar. 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

Price prpn


£69.50 - £91.95

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. Bar meals available on request. available. WiFi internet at a charge. • Our hotel is the closest • Room rates include free Express property to the buffet breakfast with Port of Southampton and selected hot items. the cruise terminals.

Family, Double, Twin and Accessible rooms available. Adanac Park, Redbridge Lane, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0YP Tel: 02380 743100 Fax: 02380 731827 Email: Southampton@morethanhotels.com 22 www.hiexpresssouthampton.co.uk 62

Southampton M27, Jct 7

• 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 a nominal rate. • 5 state of art air conditioned meeting rooms for 2 – 52 delegates, with all modern facilities from just £125 including tea/coffee & conference equipment. • Conference luncheons available from £7.95pp. • Adjacent to The Rose Bowl. • Within close proximity to Southampton Airport (5 mins), City Centre and Docks (10mins).

Prices from £49.00 per room per night B&B Botley Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3XA 21 023 8060 6060 (T) 023 8060 6050 (F) reservations@expressbyholidayinn.uk.net (E) www.meridianleisure.com (W)


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Southampton City Centre Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9000


Southampton Airport Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 8998

Southampton West Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9004

Southampton West Quay Premier Inn Tel: 0871 527 9298



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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 Ask about our cruise packages including taxi transfers and car parking - from £121.00 per room.

... 5 mins walk from West Quay


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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The official visitor Guide to the city of Southampton in Hampshire, with places to visit, attractions and ideas for days out and short break...

The Southampton Pocket Guide  

The official visitor Guide to the city of Southampton in Hampshire, with places to visit, attractions and ideas for days out and short break...