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Postcode: SO1 | code search
Population: 230000
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John Everett Millais Ken Russell John Stonehouse Edward Abraham John Jellicoe Benny Hill Howard Jones Charlie Dimmock Wayne Bridge Craig David Allen Jones George Saintsbury Frederick Bridell Dani King Iain Percy James Foad
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Folk Customs:
Knighthood of the Old Green
The Tichborne Dole

Southampton Events

Hardley Runners Exbury 10k
Lachenalia Exhibition
Mothering Sunday
Primrose and Camellia Walks
Young Art Hampshire Exhibition

A Garden for all Seasons
Easter at Exbury
Four Seasons Artists Exhibition
Lachenalia Exhibition
Primrose and Camellia Walks
The Glory of the Garden FOCAL EVENT

A Garden for all Seasons
Four Seasons Artists Exhibition
Hedge End Rotary Jazz Picnic
Solent Boat Jumble
The Glory of the Garden FOCAL EVENT

Artlook Exhibition
Four Seasons Artists Exhibition
Power in the Park
Southern Tool Fair
The Glory of the Garden FOCAL EVENT

Artlook Exhibition
Exbury Tea Festival
Look Twice Artists Exhibition
Southampton Garden Festival
Strawberries and Steam

Look Twice Artists Exhibition
New Forest Fuchsia Society Exhibition

Solent Boat Jumble

Autumn Pumpkin Festival and Scarecrow Avenue
Big Draw
Exbury Ghost Train
Festival of Autumn Colours
RHS New Forest Breakfast Walk
Steam in the Gardens

Exbury Santa Steam Specials
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The south coast city of Southampton, once a fortified medieval port, is on the main train line linking the adjacent New Forest to London. The Spitfire was designed and developed here during WWII, resulting in the city being flattened from mass bombing by the Germans, including the historic 1898 football stadium, The Dell, since rebuilt. Much of the medieval town walls and Georgian and Tudor buildings survived, however, the most impressive of which is a timber framed house known as the Tudor House Museum. The best place to view the ruins of the city‚s walls is the Western Esplanade. The most prominent landmark in Southampton is its 1930s white Civic Centre clock tower, on a hill above the main train station, the locals see the new year in there but it is best known for its substantial collection of British paintings in its art gallery. Around the corner are parks with sculptures and ornamental rose gardens and The Avenue, a pleasant footpath through a tree-lined green island with busy roads either side, leading eventually to the wooded heathland of Southampton common. In the city centre is the huge but soulless West Quay Shopping Centre, one of the largest in Europe, which attracts shoppers by the coach load. Nearby is the Bargate, an elaborate medieval fortified archway at the head of the High Street, now a museum. The small Bargate shopping centre next to it offers specialised shops in a relaxed atmosphere. Locals say that the history books are wrong and that the pilgrim fathers sailed from Southampton, not Plymouth. Nowadays Southampton Dock is still busy: huge liners and battleships dock here, it attracts more cruise ships than anywhere else in England, and holds a yearly International Boat Show. You can also catch a ferry here to the picturesque Isle of Wight.


Bishop's Waltham Museum
Bursledon Windmill
Calshot Castle
Children's Pleasure Park
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
Go Ape!
Hawthorn's Urban Wildlife Centre
Itchen Valley Country Park
Lepe Country Park
Longdown Activity Farm
Lower Test Wildlife Reserve
Manor Farm (Farm and Museum)
Manor Farm Country Park
Medieval Merchants' House
Meon Valley Vineyard
Museum of Archaeology
Netley Abbey
New Forest Wildlife Park
Royal Victoria Country Park
Royal Victoria Railway

Southampton City Art Gallery
Southampton Hall of Aviation
Southampton Maritime Museum
SS Shieldhall
Swanwick Nature Reserve
Ten Pin
Totton and Eling Heritage Centre
Town Wall
West End Local History Museum & Heritage Centre
Wickham Vineyard


Argyle Lodge *book online*
De Vere Venues New Place *book online*
Holiday Inn Express Southampton – M27 Jct7 *book online*
Ibis Southampton Centre *book online*
Mayview Guest House *book online*
Premier Inn Fareham *book online*
Premier Inn Southampton Airport *book online*
Premier Inn Southampton City Centre *book online*
Premier Inn Southampton North *book online*
Premier Inn Southampton West *book online*

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Martins Farm
Stonehill Farm
Sunnydale Farm Camping & Caravan Site

Care Home

Brooke House Care Home
Dawson Lodge
Lawn House
South Haven Lodge
Springs Care Home
Starboard House
Sunrise Operations Bassett (Assisted Living)


Grosvenor Casino Leisureworld
Stanley Southampton Casino


Care and Relief for the Young
Sailors' Society


Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Odeon Southampton


Dance - Poveys
Yoga - Pure Yoga Studio



Bar Risa
Ikon Diva
Ocean & Collins
The Dungeon
The Rhino Club
Tusk Club Ltd

Conference Centre

Regus House


Southampton City Council


Peter & Wendy Swinn
Rookswood Dental & Health Practice
Stardent Dental Laser Clinic
The Westrow


Aldermoor Health Centre
Bath Lodge Practice
Bitterne Park Surgery
Lordshill Health Centre
Walnut Tree Surgery

Estate Agent

Connells Estate Agents

Golf Club

Botley Park Golf Club

East Horton Golf Centre
Southampton Golf Club
Stoneham Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Capoeira Origens do Brasil UK
David Lloyd Leisure
Esporta Health & Racquets Club
Fitness First Southampton
Hampshire Tennis and Health Club
LA Fitness
LivingWell Southampton
Zone Health and Fitness Centre

Holiday Park

Solent Breezes Holiday Park


Pilgrim Inn
Star Hotel
The George & Falcon Warnford Ltd


Antiques Market
Bargate Market

Kingsland Market
Saint Table Top Car Boot

Performing Arts

Diment Macdonald Dance Centre
Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Academy
Mayflower Theatre
Nuffield Theatre
Pear Tree Church Choir
Southampton Concert Orchestra
Southampton Guildhall
Turner Sims Concert Hall

Pub and Bar

Black Dog
Bucks Head
Cork & Bottle
Dockgate 4 Bar and Grill
Duke of Wellington
Freemantle Arms
Happy Cheese Country Pub

Ice House
Jolly Farmer
Key & Anchor
Lizard Lounge
Maybush Inn
Osborne Public House
Pear Tree Inn
Plume Of Feathers
Radley's Bar & Restaurant
Ship Inn
South Western Arms
The Roebuck
Waggoners Arms
White Star Tavern & Dinings Rooms
Windsor Castle


Black Dog
Bucks Head
Chilworth Manor

Dockgate 4 Bar and Grill
Holiday Inn Express Southampton – M27 Jct7
Hotel TerraVina
Indian Melody
Jewel In The Crown
Joe Daflos
Jolly Farmer
King and I
La Cantina
La Margherita
Langley's Bistro
Lizard Lounge
Los Marinos
Radley's Bar & Restaurant
Ship Inn
Thai Cafe
White Star Tavern & Dinings Rooms


Diment Macdonald Dance Centre
Grove Place Preparatory School

Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Academy
King Edward VI School
The Atherley School
The Gregg School


Town or Country Serviced Apartment


Coffin Mew & Clover
Dent Abrams
Eric Robinson
Footners Solicitors
Gammon Bell & Co
Sharman & Co


Andy's Private Hire
Central Shirley Cabs Ltd
City Link
Coach Hire Southampton
Enterprise Travel
Imperial Cars
Southampton Mini Bus Hire
Totton & Waterside Cab Co
West Quay Cars


Mayflower Theatre
Nuffield Theatre
Southampton Guildhall
Turner Sims Concert Hall


Pet Vet Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Ampfield CC (Cricket)
Antelope RT (Cycling)
Applemore Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Bassett LTC (Tennis)
BAT Sports CC (Cricket)
Burridge Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Calmore Sports Club (Cricket)
Fawley RFC (Rugby Union)
Hampshire County Cricket Club (Cricket)
Hampshire Tennis and Health Club (Tennis)
London Sailing Project (Rona Trust) (Sailing)
Marchwood Yacht Club (Sailing)
Millbrook RFC (Rugby Union)
Netley Sailing Club A.S.A., (Sailing)
New Forest Park Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Premier School of Judo (Martial Arts)
Royal Southampton Yacht Club (Sailing)
Royal Southern Yacht Club (Sailing)
Royal Yachting Association (Sailing)
Solent Stars Basketball Club (Basketball)
Southampton (Women's Hockey)
Southampton (Men's Hockey)
Southampton Basketball Club (Basketball)
Southampton Football Club (Football)
Southampton Rugby (Rugby Union)
Ten Pin (Bowling)
Warsash Sailing Club (Sailing)
Weston Sailing Club (Sailing)


John Lewis
Bristish Book Shops
October Books
Ryans Bookshops

March Sports
Trophyman Sports Ltd
Get Fresh
Floral Shop
Bloomin Flowers
Pickwell Farm Shop
Sunnyfields Organic Farm
Westlands Farm Shop
La Senza
Chalcroft Farm Shop
Chalcroft Farm Shop
Barbara Price Plant Sales
Haskins Garden Centre
Woolston Pet Shop
Pampered Pets
Pet Provisions
Eupsychia Ltd
Sunnyfields Organic
Express Yourself Costume Hire Ltd
Whittard of Chelsea
High and Mighty
Dorothy Perkins
Cotswold Outdoor
Bassil Chemist
Allium Gifts & Accessories
Ralph Neale
Leo Rossi
The Fair Trade Shop Southampton
J D Sports
Party Banners
So Crafty
Gata Gallery Cafe
Bishops Waltham Gallery
Hampshire Framing
Penny Farthing Gallery
Magic Flute Artworks
Blue Goose Gallery
The Entertainer
Majestic Wine
Robert Dyas
PC World
Holland and Barratt
The Natural Spa Company
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Orchard Therapies
Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants
Rowlands Pharmacy
Sussex Stationers
Hotel Chocolat
Barratt Shoes
Crabtree and Evelyn
Phase Eight
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
River Island
Uptons of Bassett
Magician - Roger Lapin


Highfield Antiques
Heirlooms Ltd
Gettys Antiques
Dragonfly Antiques
Clocktower Antique & Book Centre
Castleway Antiques


Calshot Activities Centre(Adventure)
Go Ape!(Adventure)
Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Southampton Archery Club(Archery)
Coastal Leisure Ltd(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Southampton CSC(Cycling)
Southampton Triathlon Club(Cycling)
Goals Soccer Centre(Football)

Mopley Farm Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Oasis Riding Centre(Riding)
Sherecroft Equestrian Farm(Riding)
Calshot Activities Centre(Snow Sports)
Southampton Alpine Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Southampton

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Town or Country - Central Park (0.13 miles)

Town or Country - Central Park
A fully serviced one bedroom apartment centrally situated in the city centre of Southampton- ideal location for business or leisure stays. The exact location is in the heart of the Southampton opposite Hoglands Park only ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Southampton City Centre (0.23 miles)

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Southampton City Centre Premier Inn is located right in the heart of Southampton. Only a few minutes walk away to West Quay Shopping Centre, St Mary's Football Stadium, Southampton Guildhall and ... More | visit website

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Dolphin Hotel (0.38 miles)

Dolphin Hotel

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We are a unique, uber chic and funky hotel under the roof of a 17th centry old coaching inn. All of our 65 bedrooms are ... More

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Polygon Villas Guest House (0.40 miles)

Polygon Villas Guest House
We are situated 5 minutes walk across a safe open park from the centre of Southamptons shopping precinct and only 10 minutes walk from the West Quay Shopping centre. The guest house is perfectly ... More | visit website
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Mayview Guest House (0.40 miles)

Mayview Guest House
We are a very friendly, clean and comfortable guest house located in the city centre of Southampton, on the south coast of England. We are close to the Southampton main railway station, coach station and ... More | visit website
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Abbey Lodge (0.43 miles)

Abbey Lodge
The Abbeylodge is situated in the city centre and is close to all major amenities Southampton has to offer. The Westquay shopping centre is approx 10mins walking distance as are a vast range of restaurants ... More | visit website
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Town or Country - Osborne House (0.44 miles)

Town or Country - Osborne House
Fully serviced one bedroom apartment situated in the city centre of Southampton. The location is ideal whether your stay is for business or leisure and is close to all major transport routes, local businesses and ... More | visit website
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De Vere Grand Harbour (0.45 miles)

De Vere Grand Harbour

The De Vere Grand Harbour occupies an attractive Waterfront location that provides magnificent views over Southampton's busy port just 15 minutes away. The hotel is the perfect location to visit the many attractions and places ... More | visit website

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Cargo (0.52 miles)


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Our elegant boutique bedrooms are individually designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. An eclectic mix of furnishings combined with high tech comforts provide you with a homely feel, which ... More

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Town or Country Serviced Apartment (0.52 miles)

Town or Country Serviced Apartment
Welcome to Town or Country Serviced Apartments, we are Southampton based servicved accomodation providers offering competitively priced, quality, two to four star accommodation in and around Southampton, Hampshire, UK. Our comfortable, fully serviced, self-catering accommodation ... More | visit website

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