Towns & Villages
A short break in Southampton, Hampshire means time for serious shopping in the West Quay Shopping Centre, a look at classic and cutting edge art in the Southampton City Art Gallery, taking in a show at the Mayflower Theatre or remembering the tragic tale of the Titanic at the new SeaCity Musuem.
The WestQuay Shopping Centre, situated in Southampton city centre, is a popular place to shop. Laid out over three floors, you’ll find all the big name stores and there are lots of places to eat.
A short walk from the West Quay Shopping Centre is the Southampton City Art Gallery. Entrance to the Southampton City Art Gallery is free and there’s a fascinating programme of exhibitions.
The Spitfire, the famous fighter plane, was designed and developed in Southampton. You can see the important role the city played in the history of flight at Solent Sky, the Museum of Aviation. Further more, if you plan on visiting the city or anywhere else in the south of England, Southampton Airport is serviced by connections from around the U.K. and many of the largest cities in Europe.
Whether you are taking a luxury cruise or just travelling across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, why not stay in a local hotel the night before - or after - your trip? Wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your holiday, or the drive / flight home. Park your car securely at the hotel from where you can enjoy direct transfers to and from Southampton Docks. Shuttles also available from Southampton Airport.
Things to do in Southampton . . .
- There’s plenty to keep you busy in Southampton but it is also a good base to explore the New Forest.
- You can also catch the ferry across to the Isle of Wight. Sail down Southampton Water and see the busy shipping, from enormous container ships to elegant cruise liners that dock regularly in Southampton.
- A short walk from the West Quay Shopping Centre is the Southampton City Art Gallery. Entrance to the Southampton City Art Gallery is free and there’s a fascinating programme of exhibitions.
A short distance from Southampton City centre is Paultons Park home of Peppa Pig World, a theme park for families with more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions.
For more information, visit the official tourism website for Southampton.
SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the city’s...0.1 miles away
Major collection of British and European paintings from the 14th to 20thC with emphasis on 20thC...0.15 miles away
The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is one of the largest theatres in South East England and...0.26 miles away
A small commercial gallery 5 minutes' walk from the City Art Gallery in the specialist shopping...0.4 miles away
Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm at the heart of Southampton's Old Town.0.44 miles away
Sensitive restoration has returned this house to its mid 14th century appearence steeped in...0.57 miles away
Cruises in Southampton Water and The Solent. The Ocean Scene can carry up to 340 passengers on high...0.91 miles away
This is the stunning art house cinema, overlooking the Ocean Village Marina, which shows...1.01 miles away
Silver Award in the ‘Beautiful South’ Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.
Tucked away in 440...3.48 miles away
Itchen Valley Country Park is an unspoilt area of water meadows, ancient woodland and grazing...3.59 miles away
Once the site of one of the largest Victorian military hospitals. Royal Victoria Country Park is...3.69 miles away
Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton with...3.84 miles away
Early 19thC wind-powered grain mill. Educational and special interest groups especially catered for...4.04 miles away
Covering an area of 400 acres, Manor Farm Country Park is a delightful mix of woodland, riverside...4.45 miles away
Take a tour through Eastleigh's past and discover what life was like in the 1930s; displays include...4.81 miles away
Traditional Hampshire farmstead - range of buildings, farm animals, machinery and equipment,...5.62 miles away