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

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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

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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

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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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Welcome TO SOUTHAMPTON

Welcome to the latest edition of The Southampton Pocket Guide. The official guide to Southampton packed full of reasons to visit the city. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, visiting with family or friends, here for a day or for a week, we’ve filled this pocket guide with reasons to #visitsouthampton and what’s not to be missed. 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. 2018 is looking to be an exciting time for Southampton with the anticipated opening of Studio 144 in Guildhall Square, a host of sporting, music and cultural events, and some big birthdays with the Mayflower Theatre turning 90 and TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show celebrating its 50th year. The city is set to be flourishing with things to do. For more information and to find out what’s on during your stay visit www.thesouthamptonguide.com and discover your own reasons to #visitsouthampton.

How to Use this Guide The Southampton Pocket Guide is divided into areas of the city to help you discover more and make the most of your surroundings during your stay. Each area also includes top tips and suggestions on places to go and things to do, so you can focus on enjoying your visit.

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Whatever your interest or passion – there will be a reason to visit Southampton! From the city’s Tudor heritage to cruise ships, shopping to a great tasting pint; it is all on offer – and once you visit, you will realise there are plenty of reasons to visit again.

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LIFESTYLE AND NIGHTLIFE Southampton Maritime Quarter . Page 34

MARITIME AND HISTORY Southampton’s Waterside . Page 42

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What’s on IN SOUTHAMPTON Southampton Science and Engineering Festival: University of Southampton one-day FREE event at both Highfield and Boldrewood campuses explore hands on activities.

FREE

29 MAR - 8 APR

Easter Fair: Annual ​traditional​​fairground. Southampton Common

FREE

30 MAR

Passion: Retold: A passion play retelling the story of Easter at Guildhall Square.

FREE

12 - 21 APR

Titanic The Musical: Mayflower Theatre. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes TICKET and aspirations.

15 APR

Vaisakhi: Sikh ​​New ​Year​festival​​​visiting​​the​​city’s​ Gurdwar. City​​Gurdwaras ​/​​City​Centre ​Roads

FREE

22 APR

ABP​ Marathon,​ ​Half​ ​ Marathon​ ​and ​10k: A​​spectator​ friendly​​route​​​taking​in​​the ​highlights​​of t​ he​​city. City Wide

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6 MAY

Decathlon​ Running​: 5k​R ​ unning​event.​Southampton Common

7 MAY

Unions​ May​ ​Day​ Event: Celebrating​trade​​unions​​and​​ communities in​​the​​city​with​​music, ​speeches​​​and​​stalls​​all​. Palmerston​ ​Park

FREE

16 MAY

Mayor​ Making:​ Inaugural​ceremony​​for​​new​​​Mayor​and​ Sheriff​. O2​ ​Guildhall

FREE

17 - 20 MAY

TICKET Southampton ​Sailing​ Week:​ 4 days of sailing & water activities in and around Southampton Waters & The Solent. FREE

26 & 27 MAY

Common ​People:​ A​​two​​day​​music ​and​​arts​festival​​ brought ​to ​​you​b ​ y​​the multi-award​​winning​Bestival T ​ eam​. TICKET Southampton Common

2 JUNE

Fake Festival: A​​family f​ riendly​​fun-packed​​music​day​ with​​top​tribute​​​acts. Mayflower Park

TICKET

2 JUNE

World ​Naked​ ​Bike​ Ride: Southampton Common & ​ ​City Centre

REG

3 JUNE

Women’s’​ ​Running​ ​10k: 10k​​run​organised​​by​Women’s​​ Running​​Magazine. Southampton Common

REG

8 - 10 JUNE

Foodies Festival: Watch Great British Bake Off Winners TICKET live in The Cake & Desserts Theatre.. Southampton Common

10 JUNE

Forget​ ​Me ​Not​ ​Walk: A​​family​friendly​​walk​​of​ remembrance​​organised​by​​the ​Countess​Mountbatten ​ Hospice​​Charity​. Southampton Common

REG

24 JUNE

HSBC ​UK​ City​ ​Ride: Mass ​participation​​​cycling​​event. City Centre

FREE

30 JUNE - 1 JULY

Thai​ Festival​ (TBC): Explore​​a taste​​of​​Thailand​​with​​ authentic​T ​ hai foods​​and c ​ rafts. Hoglands Park.

FREE

30TH JUNE

Pretty Muddy: Time​​to​​get​​muddy​​again in​​aid​​of C ​ ancer​​ Research ​​UK. Southampton Common

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1ST JULY

Race For Life: Annual 5k​ ​​ ​or​​10k​​run​​/ ​walk​/​​stroll​​in a ​ id​​​of ​ Cancer​​Research​UK. Southampton Common

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1 JULY

Armed​ ​Forces ​Day​: Guildhall S ​ quare /​ ​​City Centre

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10 MAR

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Seawork: Maritime themed event. Mayflower Park

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7 JULY

Let’s​ Rock​ ​Southampton!:​ With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s. Southampton Common

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14 JULY

Southampton Mela Festival: Free​family​​fun​​with ​music,​​ dance​and​food​​from​​​all​​around​​the​​world. Hoglands Park

FREE

15 JULY

The ​Big​ ​Fun​ Run​ and ​​Dog​ Jog​ 5k:​ Run​​for​​fitness,​​run​for​​ charity,​​run​​for​​fun​​​on​​a ​5k​route​. Southampton Common

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Southampton Cocktail Week: designed to enable you to experience the best of Southampton’s cocktail scene. TICKET City Wide

21 JULY

Gung Ho!: Southampton Common

2 JULY

Southampton Play Day: Free​​play​activities​​organised​​by​ the​​Southampton​Play​Association. Hoglands Park

9 - 11 AUG

Outdoor Cinema: Films​​for​​everyone​​including​​Back​​to the​​Future​a ​ nd​ET​. Westquay​​Esplanade

19 AUG

Pagan ​Pride​: A​​celebration​​of​all​​things​​Pagan​​with​​​craft​​stalls, ​ workshops,​​talks,​performances ​and​a​​​parade. Palmerston​​Park

23 - 27 AUG

August Fair: Traditional ​fairground​​rides​​​and​attractions. TICKET Southampton Common

25 AUG

Southampton ​Pride: One ​​day​ community​ ​based​ Festival. Guildhall Square

FREE

8&9 SEPT

Southampton​ Heritage​ ​Open​ Days​: Open​ ​days​ showcasing ​​the​city’s​​heritage. City Centre

FREE

9 SEPT

Memory​ ​Walk: Help change the lives of people affected by dementia. Register yourself or a team! Southampton Common

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TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show: Celebrating 50 years in Southampton. With 500+ exhibitors spread across TICKET the land and the marina. Mayflower Park / Town Quay

15 SEPT

Folk ​Dance​ ​Southampton:​ More than​100​dancers​​​and ​ musicians​​take​o ​ ver​the​​city​​centre. City Centre

FREE

20 SEPT

Solent ​Freshers​ ​Fayre:​ Stalls​and​information​​for​​new​​ students​ in​ ​​the​ ​city. Guildhall​ ​Square​ ​and O2 Guildhall

FREE

17- 21 OCT

Southampton International Film Festival: City Wide

FREE

29 & 30 SEPT

Music in the City: Free ​live​ ​music in​ ​unusual​ ​​locations across the city. Various locations

FREE

25 - 28 OCT

Oktoberfest: German​ beer​ ​​festival. Guildhall Square

TICKET

3 NOV

Roundtable ​Firework​ Display​: Annual​spectacular​ ​​ firework​ display. Mayflower Park

TICKET

10 NOV - 23 DEC

Southampton​ ​Christmas​ ​Festival: Festivities ​​in​ ​the​ ​city​ ​ centre​​include ​a C ​ hristmas​​Market​​complete​​with​daily flights​​over t​ he​​city​centre​​by​​Father ​​Christmas.

FREE

11 NOV

Remembrance ​Service: Annual s​ ervice o ​ f​​Remembrance

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Southampton Centre THE AREA FOR SHOPPING AND DINING !

The centre of Southampton is a hub of excitement and offers a wealth of things to do. From a bustling shopping experience, to the quiet city centre parks, and an abundance of bars and restaurants to keep you well fuelled and well entertained.

At the heart of the city centre you’ll find Westquay. 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 there are an extensive variety of restaurants, cafés and leisure facilities within the Westquay complex.

Moving a little further up the High Street and you’ll discover The Marlands Shopping Centre, which 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, and café’s selling sweet treats and delicious beverages to keep you going.

As you head south through the city centre you’ll find a high street packed with your favourite stores and fantastic independent shops. You’ll also discover East Street where independent boutiques are plentiful, and if you’re looking for something to keep you entertained then try your hand at Other World Escapes, one of the newest escape rooms in Southampton for those who like to challenge their minds!

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Southampton Centre is also home to Southampton’s markets on a Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm. Held in the pedestrianised area at the Bargate monument these markets offer a selection of food stalls and general market stalls.

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NO TWO VISITS ARE THE SAME A Showcase Cinema de Lux, Hollywood Bowl and over 140 shops, restaurants and cafés


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Guided walks of the city! If you would like to know more about Southampton then join the Southampton Tourist Guides Association on guided walks throughout the year starting at the Bargate. Visit www.southamptontouristguides.com for more information.

The city centre isn’t all about rushing around and filling the time, it also offers a surprising amount of green space for a city centre. With East Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell Park and Hoglands Park, all leading into one another you can walk the entire stretch of the city centre surrounded by relaxing green space. Take a picnic and sit amongst the well manicured flower beds and discover some of Southampton’s history with the Titanic Engineers memorial and the Cenotaph. In the evening Southampton Centre is a buzz with nightlife. Whether you choose to enjoy some of the High Street bars, dine in one of the many restaurants, or recline back and take in a film at Showcase Cinema de Lux, there’s always plenty to do.

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#1 TOP PICKS SOUTHAMPTON CENTRE

MAKE YOUR VISIT TO SOUTHAMPTON CENTRE A LITTLE EASIER WITH THESE TOP PICKS… Top picks for things to do! • • • •

Shop until you drop in Westquay Shopping Centre Challenge your friends at Hollywood Bowl in Westquay Discover the maritime history of the city at SeaCity Museum Take a stroll through the city centre parks

Top picks for food indulgence! • • • • •

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Stakks Pancakes House in The Marlands Enjoy some of the best burgers in town at Byron at Westquay It’s your choice for Italian at Bella Italia Hanover or Above Bar Find something for everyone at Cosmo global banquet in Westquay The Stable in the Cultural Quarter is perfect for pizza and cider lovers

Top picks for cocktails! • • • • •

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Old Town QUARTER

From the Bargate Monument to Town Quay, you’ll discover Southampton’s Old Town. Here you’ll find a history-lovers playground and a foodie’s dream! Once a medieval gatehouse Southampton’s most iconic monument the Bargate, now acts as a gateway to the Old Town. From here to Town Quay you’ll discover the old town walls that weave their way through the city and a diverse range of restaurants and bars. Enjoy a pint in a historic pub with the Duke of Wellington, Red Lion, The Titanic Pub and Juniper Berry, all homed in timber-framed buildings and offering a warm welcome. The history of this area of the city can be found in every aspect of its modern day surroundings. Opposite the waterfront the historic old walls house The Pig in the Wall, and the old Wool House provides a quirky home to The Dancing Man Brewery, which still pays homage to the buildings heritage. Discovering the history of this area is made easy with a guided walk with the Southampton Tour Guides Association, and the Tudor House Museum on Bugle Street opens up 800 years of history to explore. Home to Red Funnel Ferries and the Blue Funnel Hythe Ferry, Town Quay offers a gateway to the city, as well as easy access from Southampton to the Isle of Wight and Southampton’s Waterside.

Here you’ll also find Mayflower Park offering some of the best seats to watch the boats go by, and the perfect spot for an ice cream on a summer’s day. The Grand Harbour Hotel sits proudly offering a great place to rest your head and is home to Marco Pierre White’s Steak House!

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#4 TOP PICKS FOR THE OLD TOWN QUARTER

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Top picks for world cuisine in The Old Town • • • • •

Enjoy the Mediterranean feel at La Regata opposite Town Quay and watch the boats come and go. Discover fine dining Italian at Ennios at Town Quay. Sushi fans will love Zen Contemporary Japanese Bar on the below bar High Street. With a history dating back to 1940, Greek dining at George’s Restaurant is a must. Discover one of the most popular Indian restaurants in the city at Coriander Lounge.

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Top picks for being part of history • • • •

Walk the Old Town

Discover the city’s Tudor history at the Tudor House Museum. The Dancing Man Brewery resides in the Wool House build after the French raid of 1338. The Duke of Wellington was originally built upon Norman vaults and cellars in 1220. The Royal Thai Pier resides in the Royal Pier on Southampton’s waterfront. Walk the Old Town Walls and discover more about Southampton’s past.

If you want to build up your appetite and see a little bit of the city before nightfall, why not take a stroll through the Old Town.

START The Old Town has over 90 listed buildings and more than 30 ancient monuments, with medieval wine vaults, an array of medieval churches, and fine Georgian houses and hotels.

Start out from the section of city wall near to West Quay on Castle Way and walk south until you reach a turning on the left called Simnel Street.

Follow the road and turn Bugle Street where you will see the striking black and white exterior of the Tudor House Museum opposite St Michael’s Church. Carry on down the street admiring the architecture of some of Southampton’s most attractive houses.

You will see the Duke of Wellington pub on your left (in the summer it is a vision with an abundance of hanging baskets). Opposite the pub is Westgate Street follow this down and see the historic Cloth Hall. Cut through Westgate and turn right past the Pig in the Wall and follow the route back to where you started close by WestQuay Shopping centre. Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide

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SOUTHAMPTON WELCOMES THE MICROBREWERY

We’ve done the flashy bars and trendy cocktails, now it’s time to welcome the traditional and celebrate the microbrewery in Southampton! No matter where you are in the city you won’t be far from malt, hops and yeast being prepared to make it to your glass!

Microbreweries

• Dancing Man Brewery housed in the historic building of the Old Wool House opposite Town Quay. • London Road Brewhouse in Bedford Place offers a trendy setting for a brewery. • Brewhouse & Kitchen in Highfield matches every dish on their menu to a style of beer, they also love to cook with it! • Sadler’s Brewhouse & Barbecue at the top of London Road offers an extensive range of craft beer, cider and lager on draught and 60 bottled beers! • Unity Brewing Co is committed to making flavourful, sophisticated and innovative beer. • Tap It Brewing Co have opened their first bar “The Taps”. With a great selection of guest beers, fine wines and top notch spirits on offer. • BrewDog has two floors and 18-taps of craft beer goodness! Found on Upper Banister Street Southampton.

Mircropubs

• The Witches Brew on Shirley High Street offers a cosy space to enjoy cask ales, bottled ales, real ciders, soft drinks & bar snacks. • Caskaway is an extremely welcoming micropub on Oxford Street with an ever-changing menu of ales, beers, ciders and wines. • Olaf’s Tun Craft Ale Bar is a micro-bar in Woolston, serving the very best in real ale, craft beer, cider, fine wine and spirits from UK & world wide. • Belgium and Blues has a Gin bar up top and a beer cellar below with 20 taps of Belgian and British Beer both in cask and Keg, as well as over 40 bottled beers. • The Butcher’s Hook Alehouse serves specialist real ales and craft beer. Housed in a converted Victorian butcher’s shop! • The Bookshop Alehouse in Portswood is a pub in a bookshop! They stock ales from local brewers and the finest national and international beers.

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Famous CONNECTIONS

In 2017 Southampton was one of several destinations across Hampshire to celebrate it’s historic connections, marking the 200th anniversary of her death. 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 er age WH alkinitgT reinventing itself as a fashionable spa rail 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. SOUTHA

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Netley Abbey 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. 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. STG 12pp leaflet 2018 FINAL.indd 1

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Christmas has always been the season for telling ghost stories, ours feature past residents of Southampton. In sixteenth century Southampton the town is being swamped – by the French! Find out how visitors and immigrants were welcomed to the town over the centuries, it’s all about trade and money DATES: 10th, 12th 14th December 7.30pm from Holy Rood Church, High Street, Southampton Tickets £5 available from wegottickets.com/ sarahsiddonsfanclub

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It did your health no good to get sick in historic Southampton, join a local barber and bloodletter – with a fine side-line in amputations – through a story of sweating, sores, and suffering. A time when the cure could often be worse than the illness – unless you like toads in milk of course! DATES: 31st October & 1st November 7pm & 9pm from Holy Rood Church, High Street, Southampton Tickets £5 available from wegottickets.com/ sarahsiddonsfanclub

Halloween Ghost Walk: Potions, Poultices & Pus!

Sa As the nights grow longer, and the air begins to chill, join the Sarah Siddons Fan Club as they explore the dark under-belly of Southampton’s history. All their productions are based on real historical incidents that took place in Southampton and staged in the places where they happened.

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history from New for 2018 a festival which explores find out about the across the City of Southampton, tours are story of your neighbourhood. All 90 minutes and cost £5.00 per person.

We are the only training organisation for all City guides, with qualifications awarded from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The Institute is the officially recognised standard-setting and awarding body for tourist guiding in England, Northern Ireland and Jersey. We are the only organisation to offer:• Level 2 White Badge Site Guides; God’s House Tower and Royal Victoria Country Park • Level 3 Green Badge Southampton City Guides; walking tours and Meet and Greet services • Level 4 Blue Badge Regional Guides; coach tours, private tours, courier work.

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Bring a packed lunch, or plan a meal in one of the surviving medieval hostelries and spend the whole day exploring the Medieval Town of Southampton. The morning tour will be a circuit of the town walls and the afternoon will be an exploration of the lives of the medieval citizens of Southampton. DATES: 2nd April & 27th August Starts: 10am from the Bargate, High St. Lunch break: 12 noon – 2pm Tour resumes at 2pm outside Tudor House, Bugle St. Double Bill Ticket £8 (accompanied children free).

Around the Walls in 80 Minutes - The King’s Town Southampton’s Old Town Walls are as magnificent as those of York and Chester, this walk follows the line of the walls visiting towers, gates, vaults and the castle of the King of England. This is a story of both England and France, a time of war when Southampton was on the front line, and the time when Southampton was starting to look back over its own history to its foundation by the legendary Sir Bevis. It can be walked in 80 minutes, we think you will want to linger longer.

Inside & Under Medieval Southampton – The Merchants’ Town

DATES: Every Sunday from 1st April to 30th September Starts: 10 am from the Bargate, High St. Tickets £5 (accompanied children free).

Enclosed within the walls was a town crowded with merchants, craftsmen, sailors, the air full of languages from France, the Low Countries, Spain and Italy. Wool poured out through the port, and luxury goods poured in. The merchants lavished their wealth on magnificent houses, the corporation on great warehouses, and trade halls, But it was also a time of disease and the Black Death entered England through the port of Southampton. DATES: Every Saturday from 31st March to 29th September Starts: 10.30 am outside Tudor House Museum, Bugle St. Tickets £5 (accompanied children free).

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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 38 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. 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.

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Already the home to inspiring exhibitions, exciting events and varied cultural offerings, the Cultural Quarter surrounds the Guildhall Square at the heart of the city. It is a hub for a number of successful cultural organisations including the 02 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum and the Mayflower Theatre. The new art complex is a stunning visitor attraction at the heart of the city’s already thriving cultural quarter. It sets the standard for the range of quality of arts and culture in the city, presenting international performances, world-class exhibitions and outstanding resources for filmmakers and creative events for all ages. Spanning two adjacent landmark buildings, framing the Guildhall Square with restaurants, cafes and shops, the arts complex will also be a culture creative hub for outdoor performances, festival, digital art projects and large-scale installations.

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North

THE QUARTER

North of the city centre, you’ll discover streets full of life with independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs, open space and more! From the diverse lifestyle of Shirley High Street and Portswood Road, to the popular and lively Bedford Place and London Road, and across the River Itchen to Bitterne. This area of the city is buzzing with life and offers something for all ages from students enjoying the trendy vibe, families exploring the parkland at Southampton Common, sporting enthusiasts loving the Southampton Snowsports Centre, foodies looking for the best places to dine, and party goers looking for a great night out, there really is an eclectic mix of things to do.

On a glorious summer’s day, you’ll almost be guaranteed to find an ice cream van at Southampton Common. The Common includes 326 acres of woodland, parkland, rough grassland, ponds, wetlands, nature trails, a paddling pool, a children’s play area, a model yachting pond, and a fishing lake. It’s also the venue for Southampton’s Common People Festival, which will be enjoying its fourth year in May 2018.

Discover a world of classical, jazz, world and folk music at Turner Sims Southampton, performed by outstanding international artists such as Bill Frisell, Imogen Cooper, Cara Dillon, the Borodin Quartet, Omar Sosa, Chineke! and Welsh National Opera. Located at the University of Southampton.

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PORTSWOOD

If you’re looking to submerge yourself in culture head to October Books, founded in 1977 it now resides on Portswood Road enjoys a stock comprising of general popular fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, alongside their traditional range of specialised radical books and magazines. If you’re looking for a bite to eat then Portswood offers a range of venues and tastes, from the broad global at Trago Lounge, Thai favourites at Mango Thai Tapas, and American comfort food at 7 Bone Burger.

SHIRLEY

Across the north of the city and you’ll find Shirley High Street, a bustling street filled with a mix of independent shops and well-known brands. You’ll also find here one of Southampton’s most popular things to do, Exciting Escapes! As the time ticks down you and your friends need to solve the puzzles and mysteries found in the room to find your escape! Exciting Escapes is fastpaced fun and a must when in this area of the city! If that works up a thirst then head to Santo Lounge, Trago’s sister venue, or check out Southampton’s latest addition to the micro-pub The Witches Brew, this quirky venue will feel like a home away from home!

BEDFORD PLACE

In the middle of it all is Bedford Place, filled to the brim with shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Discover Martha’s charity shop which is full of vintage treasures and Allsorts Psychic Café where you’ll find clothes, gifts and psychic readings to go with your coffee! Find an array of flavours to please the palate with Lakaz Maman’s Mauritian street food, Nara Japanese restaurant and Tiger Lilly’s Chinese and Indian cuisine. Enjoy cocktails in Revolution Southampton, Buddha Lounge and Rhumba Gallery, or relax is the pub-like atmosphere of the Cricketers Arms and BrewDog Brewery.

BITTERNE

Once you cross Northam Bridge or Cobden Bridge from the city you’ll find Bitterne. Home to Riverside Park that you’ll love exploring with the family, with open space, play park and model railway. Just up the river from Bitterne at the top of Riverside Park is Woodmill Activity Centre. There’s plenty on offer and particularly good for those who would love to try their hand at canoeing or kayaking.

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YOUR DAY COVERED FROM START TO FINISH IN THE NORTH OF THE CITY.

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Halladays Tea Rooms serves breakfast from opening until 3:45pm each day. Enjoy a Mauritian breakfast at Lakaz Maman from Thursday – Sunday. Fresh local produce can be found at Kate’s Café Lounge on Portswood High Street. Grab breakfast or brunch at Retro Café & Bar on Bedford Place. Relax and take your time at Café Portugues on Shirley High Street.

Go for a refreshing walk and feed the ducks on Southampton Common. Challenge yourselves at Exciting Escape escape rooms. Watch an amateur theatre performance at Maskers Theatre in Shirley. Enjoy your own personal cocktail maker at Bring & Mix Southampton. Grab a paddle and try your hand at kayaking at Woodmill Activity Centre. Share your REASONS TO VISIT #visitsouthampton


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Select from a tapas lunch at Mango Thai Tapas in Portswood. Get your burger fix at 7Bone Burger Co. in Portswood. Enjoy a lunch from just £4.99 at Shrimp and Burger in Bedford Place. The Songbird ice cream café in Bitterne offers homemade brunch and lunch. Discover the finest Mexican munchies at Mexigo Burrito Bar on London Road.

Top picks for dining out… • • • • •

Find modern Italian cuisine at Puccini’s on Shirley High Street. Discover The Cowherds rustic pub on Southampton Common. Mexican favourites can be found at La Baronia on Portswood High Street. Sadler’s Brewhouse & Barbecue is a meat-lovers paradise. Enjoy pizza with attitude at London Road Brewhouse.

Top picks for an evening out… • • • • •

The Hobbit Lord of the Rings themed pub offers alternative vibe and large beer garden. Head to the Orange Rooms for a trendy cocktail lounge bar. Be awestruck by movie memorabilia at the Alexandra Beer Emporium. Beer garden, pool table, lively DJ sets & local ales can be found at The Shooting Star. The Edge gay bar welcomes everyone with dancefloors, pool table, and booths.

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get active Live life adventurously get active! With Rees Leisure organising some of Southampton’s top sporting events there is plenty of reasons to get fit. This includes their ABP Marathon, half marathon and 10km takes place on the 22nd April and Southampton Sailing Week returning for it’s second year in May 2018. Being by the water the sailing community in Southampton is abundant and access to various watersports 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.

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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!

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.

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In the southern end of the city you’ll discover a maritime quarter of fine dining, waterfront views, trendy bars, and the heart of Southampton’s maritime history. Stretching from historic Oxford Street to Ocean Village, and across Itchen Bridge to Centenary Quay, this area of town is a must for those that love to watch the boats go by, take in a part of history, and enjoy the finer things in life.

Famous for its connections to the Titanic, Oxford Street is one of the most historic streets in the city. It’s also home to a range of cafes, bars, fine dining restaurants and bistro’s, including The Docks Coffee House, The Grapes, Max’s Bar & Brasserie, The London Hotel 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. Moving on to Ocean Village Marina you’ll find a yachtsman’s dream and a host of trendy bars. The brand new Southampton Harbour Hotel is an impressive sight. Shaped to give the illusion of a cruise liner, this 5 Star hotel offers a selection of restaurants, luxury spa and great views across the Marina. The Harbour Lights Picturehouse and Cineworld provide the latest blockbusters and arthouse films for your cinematic fix.

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Oxford Street Southampton Welcomes Food On The Street! Starting 7th April 2018, Oxford Street Southampton will

host the popular Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. The regular monthly food market will take place on Oxford Street on the first Saturday of each month. Why not stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner and make a most of your visit.

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, Ocean Village can provide. With buffet breakfast at Banana Wharf, cocktail favourites at Pitcher and Piano, the best steak and chips at Steak of the Art, and the perfect combination of Italian meets tapas at Bacaro. All this complete with great views of this picturesque marina. Making use of the River and easy access to the Solent, Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) sits just under the Itchen Bridge offering a range of water sports to beginners and the more seasoned enthusiasts. In this area you’ll also find Solent Sky Museum, where you’ll discover the history of aviation history in the Southampton and Solent area. Across the Itchen Bridge to Woolston you’ll discover the newly developed Centenary Quay.

As well as stunning waterfront homes there’s a variety of shops and restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for coffee and cake at Mettricks, woodfired pizza at Supermarine, or mouth-watering burgers at Vospers, you can enjoy indulging whilst enjoying the spectacular views across the Solent. In the summers months be sure to sit outside with your favourite cocktail! If nothing else then a simple stroll around the Maritime Quarter will relax and immerse you, with fabulous historical architecture to glorious views. Admire the seasonal changes in Queen’s Park and relax on a bench by the General Gordon Memorial, you may even catch a glimpse of a cruise ship as it passes by the nearby docks. Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide

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Top picks for drinks with a view and dining in history. • • • • •

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Mango Thai Tapas in Ocean Village looks like a small cosy venue, inside you’ll discover a late night live music venue in the basement! The London Hotel is one of the most historic buildings on Oxford Street, it’s also home to a gay bar and a lively cabaret venue! Caskaway on Oxford Street is a quirky little micro-pub, but sit back & relax as the ales comes to you with table service! Starting life as a wharf building in the mid 1800’s, The Frog and Frigate is now one of Southampton’s liveliest bars with live music and dancing on the tables!

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With panoramic views of the marina, HarBar on 6th in Southampton Harbour Hotel is a must. With three floors and floor to ceiling windows the views of Ocean Village Marina are fantastic from Maritimo Lounge. Enjoy waterside views and great coffee and cake at Metticks Woolston. The White Star Tavern in Oxford Street maintains its connection to the Titanic The Grand Café in a Grade II listed building on Canute Road

Get out on the water with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC). Discover the history of planes & aviation at Solent Sky Museum near Itchen Bridge. Feel cultured with an arthouse film at The Harbour Lights in Ocean Village. Enjoy a picnic in the well-groomed lawns of Queen’s Park.

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Cruising Proud of its Cruising industry, associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton has been named the UK’s Best Departure Port for the seventh year running. A RECORD breaking 2m cruise passengers visited the Port of Southampton in 2017. With two of the ports four cruise terminals seeing multimillion pound refurbishments, it has enabled the port to 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 Quantumclass ship, Anthem of the Seas, and the return of Royal Princess. Southampton is also home to the oldest active cargo-passenger steamship in Europe, the SS Sheildhall, with a cruise programme running between May and September. 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 Town Quay including Harbour Tours, River Cruises, Solent Cruises and a range of dinner and party options. 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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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.

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 seven-foot 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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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.

Award Winning, Independent Coffee House in the heart of the Maritime District. The Docks Coffee House offers a fantastic breakfast and brunch menu using locally sourced ingredients to compliment a wide variety of organic teas and the best coffees in town.

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Most people don’t realise it but across the water from the southern end of the city lies Southampton’s Waterside. From Totton to Calshot the Waterside area is separated from the main city by the River Test meeting Southampton Water, but it’s still very much a part of Southampton.

Blissfully nestled between the waterfront and The New Forest National Park, this area is full of small towns, picturesque locations and an abundance of things to do. Easily accessible from the city by the Hythe Ferry, car or numerous bus routes, it’s a place to unwind and relax away from the busy city centre. The small town of Hythe has a small shopping area, regular markets, a pier, and a marina. It’s also a gateway to the rest of the Waterside and New Forest. From July to September the New Forest Tour provides a hop on, hop off service around the National Park with bus stops in Hythe. Stopping in the many stunning New Forest villages including; Beaulieu, Lymington, Lyndhurst and Burley. It can also provide a route to some of Southampton’s best nearby attractions such as, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens, and the New Forest Wildlife Park offering a lovely family day out!

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To explore locally it couldn’t be easier to hire a bike from Cycle Experience in Hythe. Find waterfront and forest trails and explore this stunning area of Southampton. If you love to be active then you’ll love Calshot Activity Centre; ski, climb, sail or windsurf, there’s even a velodrome, the only indoor banked velodrome in the South of England. If you prefer a bit more of a relaxing day then a walk along Lepe Beach with views of the Isle of Wight is the perfect way to enjoy a sunny afternoon, or pack up a picnic and head out exploring the many footpaths and trails that weave around Waterside and The New Forest. If you love nothing more than cosy, traditional country pubs that serve great food, then you’ve come to the right side of the water. The Pilgrim Inn in Marchwood, The Royal Oak at Hilltop, The Forest Home in Hardley, Hobbits in Hythe, The Jolly Sailor at Ashlett Creek…the list goes on! The rustic charm of the waterside is also matched with a tasteful elegance at many of its restaurants. In Hythe you’ll find The Boathouse and La Vista, both harbor side at Hythe Marina, there’s also Portofino in the town centre which is one of the newest restaurants in the Waterside, serving delicious Italian cuisine. After exploring the Waterside you can hop on the ferry back to the city centre

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Top picks for things to do in Southampton Waterside

• Hire a bike and explore the waterside views and forest trails. • You’ll be spoilt for choice for beer festivals in the summer months. • Visit the Hythe street market from 9am-4pm every Tuesday. • Hop on the New Forest Tour and explore The New Forest. • Take a walk along one of the beaches, in the forest, or simply the half mile long Hythe Pier. • Challenge yourself on the climbing wall at Calshot Activity Centre.

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

Maritime Museum & The Buckler’s Hard Story 18th Century Cottages St Mary’s Chapel Tea Rooms Cruise the Beaulieu River (seasonal)

Buckler’s Hard New Forest SO42 7XB Open daily from 10am Tel 01590 616203

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Festive FEEL

Southampton hosts a number of festivals and music events throughout the year, from small intimate events to larger scale festivals. 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 forth year on the 26th-27th May 2018. 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 7th July with 80’s favourites such as Adam Ant and Sister Sledge 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 or visit www.thesouthamptonguide.com Find out what’s on...@TheSouthamptonGuide

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A base for

exploration

Southampton has loads to offer for a great day out either in or around the city. It is a great base for discovering South Hampshire where family attractions, national parks and waterside villages are waiting to be discovered. Excellent road, rail and public transport services allow further exploration from this well-connected city. 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! World-famous Beaulieu is 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.

Top picks for family days out

• Discover the story of the motor vehicle, explore Palace House & enjoy seasonal events at Beaulieu. • Explore the acres of stunning gardens, find hidden play areas and ride the Steam Railway at Exbury Gardens. • Spend a great day outside at one of the nearby country parks such as Itchen Valley or Royal Victoria. • Strategically positioned on Portsdown Hill Fort Nelson is a historic monument and home to the Royal Armouries National Collection of Artillery.

Top picks for something memorable • Hop on Red Funnel Ferries and enjoy a day on the Isle of Wight. • Catch an unmissable performance at the O2 Guildhall Southampton.

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FORT NELSON / FAREHAM

Home of the Big Guns Free Admission | Cafe | Special Events National Museum

www.royalarmouries.org

Discover the artistry behind the world’s number one premium gin, in Laverstoke, Hampshire. hello@bombaysapphire.com www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com Bombay Sapphire Distillery, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7NR

Top picks for a day of discovery

• See a traditional working farm and see Victorian methods still in action at Manor Farm. • Learn about Southampton’s abundant wildlife at The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre. • Get hands on and interactive with science and technology at Winchester Science Centre. • Head to the picturesque village of Hamble for boutique shops and crabbing on the quayside.

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WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER? Winchester Cathedral is one of Europe’s finest medieval cathedrals. Step inside to explore the beauty of this ancient building and discover over 1,000 years of history. Be inspired by stunning architecture, priceless treasures, and great works of art from the 12th-century Winchester Bible to sculpture by Antony Gormley.

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. Visit once and enjoy admission for a year. 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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Two adventure playgrounds!

One acre of adventure playground fun! Open all year round Café and Gift Shop Nature Trail ur Visit oite webs

023 8029 2408

Tropica l Butterfly House open Ea ster to September

• 4 species of Otter • 12 species of Owls • Deer • Lynx • European Wolves • Bison • Wild Boar • Wallaby • Foxes • Polecats • Scottish wildcat

Deerleap Lane, Near Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 4UH

www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk

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Southampton in

motion

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

Coach operators

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 are WestQuay Cars, Radio Taxis and Aero Taxis all who have a long service history in Southampton.

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

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Southampton

a student life

With two Universities in the heart of the city, Southampton is well equipped for student life. It has recently been revealed to be the most economical city in England in which to study, according to the NatWest Student Living Index 2015.

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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Grand Harbour Hotel

Staying in the city Whatever your reason to visit Southampton, there is a style and price to suit all tastes and pockets. Accor Hotels offer budget to luxury hotels across the city including the Mecure Dolphin hotel. Highfield House offers a great location in the north of the city, close to the University of Southampton. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel experience the new Southampton Harbour Hotel, the Grand Harbour Hotel 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, and Amberley Lodge. 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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Check out the map at the back of this guide to locate the accommodation providers.

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Guest Houses

Location

Call

Alcantara 

20 Howard Rd

Hunters Lodge

25 Landguard Rd 023 8022 7919

Landguard Lodge 

21 Landguard Rd 023 8063 6904

Hotels

Location

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

023 8033 2966

Call

0844 387 6287

Grand Harbour Hotel 

119 Highfield Lane 023 8055 4223 5 Westquay Rd 023 8063 3033

Jurys Inn 

1 Charlotte Place

023 8037 1111

Novotel Southampton 

1 Westquay Rd

023 8033 0550

Ibis Budget Southampton

3 Westquay Rd

023 8022 7705

Ibis Southampton 

9 Westquay Rd

023 8063 4463

Key to Symbols

SUNNYDALE FARM TOURING PARK & CAMPSITE

OPEN ALL YEAR • 3 miles from Southampton City Centre. • Modern toilets, showers & laundry room. • 20mins from Portsmouth Ferry & park & ride. • Close to bus routes and Royal Victoria Country Park & Southampton Boat Show. • 40 level premier pitches (26 hard standing). Telephone: 02380 457462 or 0788 305 8823 Sunnydale Farm, Grange Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 8GD

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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. 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

No. of rooms

GUEST ACCOM. RATING:

8

Price prpn

£44 - £120

BEST WESTERN CHILWORTH MANOR HOTEL

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

No. of rooms

97

Price from

£69

GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL GUEST ACCOM. RATING:

www.grandharbourhotel.co.uk

Located in the heart of Southampton overlooking the city’s 4 cruise terminals, the Grand Harbour Hotel is your perfect port of call. The hotel offers a variety of all-day dining options in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant Bar & Grill or Hamtun Atrium Bar. The hotel features a luxurious Serenity Spa for you to relax and unwind. Come and live the experience, you deserve it. Tel: 023 8063 3033 Fax: 023 8063 3066

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Email: ghreservations@grandharbourhotel.co.uk

5

HIGHFIELD HOUSE HOTEL GUEST ACCOM. RATING:

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 available. 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

71

Price prpn

4

£59 - £139

£


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HUNTERS LODGE

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

14

Price prpn

£65 - £95

LANDGUARD LODGE

3

A warm welcome awaits you at this comfortable refurbished Victorian House. All rooms are ensuite. Ground floor rooms available. WiFI. Residential location. Close to City Centre; Cruise, Rail and Ferry Terminals; Universities and Hospitals. See map on last page. Free on site parking. Prices include Full English breakfast and 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

10

Price prpn

£52 - £90

STAY IN THE HEART OF THE CITY AT JURYS INN SOUTHAMPTON

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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KEY

DIRECTORY

SPORT MUSIC

THEATRES

Beaulieu Motor Museum

COVER

01590 612345 www.beaulieu.co.uk

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

p47

01256 890090 www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com

Buckler’s Hard

p44

Blue Funnel Cruises

p41

Cobwebs

p41

COSMO - Authentic World Kitchen

p21

Dancing Man Brewery

p21

01590 616203 www.bucklershard.co.uk 02380 223278 www.bluefunnel.co.uk 02380 227458 www.cobwebs.uk.com 02380 219966 www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk/ locations/southampton 02380 836666 www.dancingmanbrewery.co.uk

Docks Southampton

p40

Exciting Escapes

p32

Hythe Ferry

p43

Marlands Shopping Centre Marwell Zoo

p3 p49

New Forest Wildlife Park p49 Nuffield Southampton p27 Theatres p16 Oceans Tourist Information/ Souveniers COVER Red Funnel Ferries Rice Up Wholefoods Ltd p18

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ART/CULTURE ATTRACTIONS/TOURS

FOOD AND DRINK SHOPPING TRANSPORT SERVICES

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

p47

SeaCity Museum

p15

SEE Southampton

p37

Southampton Tourist Guides Association Southampton City Art Gallery

p13

SS Shieldhall

p41

Steak of the Art

p37

The Mayflower

p25

The Stage Door

p26

Tudor House Museum

p12

Turner Sims

p28

Westquay Shopping Centre Winchester Cathedral

p11

p12

p48

07521 189581 www.dockssouthampton.com 07788 369078 www.excitingescapes.co.uk 02380 840722 www.hytheferry.co.uk 02380 339164 www.intomarlands.co.uk 01962 777407 www.marwell.org.uk 02380 292408 www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk 02380 671771 www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk 02380 331395 www.oceansouthampton.com 02380 019192 www.redfunnel.co.uk 02381 847235 www.riceup.coop 01329 233734 www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/ fort-nelson 02380 834536 www.seacitymuseum.co.uk 07770842728 www.seesouthampton.co.uk 07815 560607 www.southamptontouristguides.com 02380 833007 www.southampton.gov.uk/librariesmuseums/art-gallery 0844 357 2329 www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk 02380 639046 www.steakoftheart.co.uk 02380 711811 www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 630300 www.thestagedoor.org.uk 02380 834242 www.tudorhouseandgarden.com 02380 595151 www.turnersims.co.uk 02380 236789 www.west-quay.co.uk 01962 857200 www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

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