A truly diverse and cultural location, Southampton's eclectic range of stylish and fashionable venues gives the city its particular appeal.
Southampton offers an array of award-winning restaurants, bars and bistros. Ranging from all you-can-eat buffets to fine dining, the city has it all including pubs, clubs and even speakeasy bars. West Quay shopping centre has a diverse food court offering favourites such as Wagamama and Nando’s.
Transport services are reliable and offer direct services to and from London and Winchester, making the area an ideal spot for commuters.
Out & About
Southampton is considered one of the top retail destinations in the UK
Westquay shopping centre boasts over 100 shops, including department stores and high street favourites such as John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. Discover the West Quay Retail Park next door and independent boutiques at Marlands Centre.
The Solent is a 20-mile stretch of coastline boasting opportunities for recreation, learning and fun. A famous site for boating, this part of the coast offers exhilarating activities as well as relaxing walks with stunning outlooks. The Solent is famous for hosting the international sailing event, Cowes Week.
Westquay Shopping Centre
Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1QF
West Cowes, Isle Of Wight PO31 7QJ
Our Top Picks
Just a couple of our favourite things to do when visiting Southampton…
Southampton is recognised as a green and walkable city with 20 parks to choose from and a huge common at its centre. The spectacular New Forest is a short train ride or drive and is the perfect place for a stroll, picnic or cream tea. Spot famous New Forest ponies and if you’re lucky the rarely seen wild pigs.
Premier League Football is readily available in the city with St Mary’s Stadium being the home to Southampton Football Club.