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Whether visiting for the day or a short break, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Southampton.
Perfect for a family day out, Itchen Valley Country Park has around 440 acres of Green Flag awarded water meadows, woodland and picnic and play areas, while Southampton Common is made up of nature trails, ponds and even a kids’ paddling pool in the summer.
Less than 30 minutes from the city centre is the famous New Forest. Inhabited by wild ponies, horses and deer, the forest spans a history of almost 1000 years. Stroll through unspoilt foliage and scenery or take a leisurely bike ride along one of the many cycle routes.
Located just outside of the city centre, Southampton’s old town boasts a chest of hidden treasures. Here, you’ll find one of the longest stretches of unbroken defensive walling in England and a real insight into the city’s history.
Those after a culture injection can while away an afternoon at the CitySea Museum, bringing maritime history to life through interactive experiences, or go on the Titanic Trail; a walk through key parts of the city associated with the ill-fated liner.
Art lovers can head to the Southampton City Art Gallery, an internationally renowned gallery showcasing a broad programme of exhibitions and activities, or The John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton, displaying visual and contemporary art.
Why not catch a show? The Mayflower Theatre is the largest theatre in Southern England, running West End Shows, musicals, opera and ballet. Southampton Guildhall is a popular venue which hosts rock, contemporary and classical music events.
Known as the cruise capital of Europe, it’s easy to see why Southampton attracts more than four million visitors every year. A diverse and thriving city, Southampton boasts an impressive cultural offering, including galleries, museums and music venues, to award winning parks and great shopping opportunities.
If you’re thinking about travelling to Southampton, take a look at our destination guide.
History lovers will love the The Medieval Merchants House, situated just outside the city centre. Taking a look at Southampton’s old town, the house has been restored to its mid-14th-century appearance, complete with replica period furnishings.
Alternatively, the Tudor House, Southampton’s most important historic building, encompasses nearly 1000 years of history. Gain first hand insight into the lives of former residents of the house through free audio guides.
Those after something a little more adventurous will want to monkey around at Southampton’s Go Ape! Swing from the treetops in the UK’s number one forest excursion – a great day out for all the family.
As the south coast’s main shopping hub, Southampton hosts a variety of shopping opportunities.
WestQuay shopping centre is home to more than 100 high street favourite shops and eateries, while more boutique shopping can be found at Bedford Place. Just a short walk from the city centre, Bedford Place houses an array of independent, up-market businesses, restaurants and coffee shops.
If you’re after something a little more rustic, the historic area of Bargate is now a popular place for weekend markets
You’ll find something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds in Southampton. With a wide range of eateries – from fine dining to cheap and cheerful – you’ll find something to suit all tastes and budgets.
On a shoestring: Fat Fig. Simple, affordable, authentic Greek food. Homemade dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Middle of the road: Mango Thai. Delicious Thai tapas, live music, ambient surroundings.
Splash the cash: The Oxford Brassiere. Fresh, seasonal food made with passion and flair.