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Events in Southampton

Events in Southampton

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The historic city of Southampton is much more than just a cruise stop or shopping destination. Its appeal lies in its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, superb art and heritage attractions, lively events programme and of course the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location.


Attractions in Southampton

Step back in time and take a guided walk of the city's old walls with See Southampton Tour Guides or the Southampton Tourist Guides to really appreciate the city, and head to the refurbished timber-framed Tudor House and Gardens in the Old Town, with over 800 years of history.

Don't miss the fabulous new Sea City Museum which houses a permanent exhibition of Southampton's Titanic story, as the famous ship left Southampton Docks for the start of its ill-fated voyage.

And a short drive away, Solent Sky depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and tells the story of the legendary Spitfire designed in Southampton.

Southampton's cultural offerings include the magnificent award-winning City Art Gallery and Southampton Guildhall, as well as a superb choice of fine theatres, galleries and international events such as the annual Boat Show.

With the magnificent WestQuay, Southampton has added to its extensive portfolio a state of the art shopping facility with almost a hundred shops, whilst close by are three further excellent shopping centres as well as the traditional specialist shops making Southampton one of the top shopping destination in the South of England.

Southampton's exciting nightlife is renowned in the region with its historic pubs, funky bars and music venues.

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Walks in Southampton

Titanic enthusiasts can visit some of the city's major Titanic related sights which include war memorials, the former White Star headquarters and the Grapes pub. Take a look at Southampton's Titantic Trail

Visitors to the city can take tours of the old Norman Town which include the gates, walls and medieval vaults.

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Parks and Gardens in Southampton

Southampton has plenty of green spaces for those who like to sit and relax in a park, or enjoy a stroll in the sunshine. Southampton Common is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, located just outside the city centre to the north. Stretching 326 acres, this lovely expanse of green space is home to grasslands, wetlands, nature trails, parkland, a cemetary, a fishing lake and a play area. There is also a pub called the Cowherds and Hawthorns Wildlife Centre on the Common.

The city centre is also home to award-winning central parks which are popular with local sportsmen and picnickers. Hoglands Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell Park, Andrews Park and Watts Park offer a great escape from the bustling city.

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Places to Eat and Drink in Southampton

The bustling port of Southampton offers an international flavour to a culinary trail around Hampshire

Here you’ll find food from around the globe, with specialist shops as well as restaurants offering Thai, Indian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, American, Chinese, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Afro-Latino menus.

Take it easy and linger in one of the city's cool cafés and restaurants with menus from all over the world or enjoy the waterfront setting at Ocean Village with its popular restaurants, bars and cinemas.

Oxford Street and Bedford Place are among the liveliest areas and offer a wide choice of restaurants as well as popular bars and nightclubs. Away from the city centre you’ll find more restaurants in Southampton’s suburbs.

A choice of pubs and restaurants in nearby Hamble offer relaxed dining and some lovely river and marina views. Among them is the Jolly Sailor pub, where BBC1’s Howard’s Way was filmed in the 1980s. While you’re in the area don’t forget to visit the restored Bursledon Windmill, which still produces its own flour.

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Events in Southampton

Don’t miss the Southampton Mela in July, which is a celebration of the city’s diverse cultures and communities. From Bollywood and Bhangra music to Polish dancing and Flamenco there’s plenty to enjoy, including a range of international foods.

There’s also an annual Southampton Beer Festival, at the Guildhall, celebrating real ales.

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Hotels and Accommodation in Southampton

The city of Southampton has a whole host of hotels, that cater for all tastes, budget and party sizes. Whether you’re looking for an overnight stay before a cruise, a weekend break to explore the city’s rich history or a night’s stay for a shopping trip, you’ll find the perfect Hotel. Heading off on a cruise from Southampton? Many of Southampton’s hotels offer pre and post-cruise accommodation deals and often include parking and transfers to the cruise terminals.

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  1. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019to31 Oct 2019
    From:
    1 Nov 2019to28 Feb 2020Open 08:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 180 reviews180 reviews

    Price

    Free
  2. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews
  3. Saber Powersports Speed Boat Driving Experiences

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to20 Oct 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews
  4. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 410 reviews410 reviews

    Price

    Price £5.00 to £29.00 Per Ticket
  5. Gleneagles Equestrian Centre

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  6. SeaCity Museum

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. Other World Escapes Escape Rooms

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  8. Southampton Water Activities Centre

    Chapel, Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  9. Nomadic Paddle Boarding

    Calshot, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  10. All Aboard Bikes Ltd

    Netley Abbey, Southampton

  11. Cycle Hire Southampton

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  12. Go Ape at Itchen Valley

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Feb 2019to30 Nov 2019Various Opening Times
  13. Hythe Southampton Ferry

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  14. First Class Sailing

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  15. The Berry Theatre

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  16. Southampton Tudor House and Garden

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  17. Solent Sky Museum

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  18. Paintball Southampton

    Shedfield, Southampton

  19. Stoneham Golf Club

    Bassett, Southampton

  20. Merrie Stud

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  21. Three Choirs Vineyard

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  22. Southampton Water Activities Centre

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 09:00 - 17:00