Type:Towns & Villages

Lower Ground Floor, Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hants, SO14 7LW

Tel: 02380 834536



If you're looking for what to do in Southampton, a short break in this Hampshire City 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 SeaCity Museum.

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.

Things to do in and around Southampton

  • Step back in time at Tudor House Museum and Garden or visit Bursledon Brickworks, the only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country.
  • 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 is a regular programme of exhibitions and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Northwest of Southampton, close to Eastleigh, you can find Go Ape Southampton in the heart of Itchen Valley Country Park.

Accommodation in Southampton

Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl  is the stunning hotel located at the home of Hampshire Cricket in Southampton. The property boasts spectacular views across the iconic Utilita Bowl and Boundary Lakes, the venue’s 18-hole golf course. Hilton Southampton Utilita Bowl exudes a sense of occasion.

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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.

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