Places to Eat and Drink in Southampton

Places to Eat and Drink 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

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    1 Nov 2021to28 Feb 2022Open 08:00 - 17:00

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  2. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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  3. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

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    Price £6.50 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  4. Other World Escapes Escape Rooms

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
  5. Hampshire Wine School

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  6. Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
  7. All Aboard Bikes Ltd

    Netley Abbey, Southampton

  8. Mayflower Theatre

    Southampton

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  9. God's House Tower

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
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  10. Nomadic Kitesurf

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021
  11. Pinkmead Farm Equestrian Centre

    Southampton

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  12. Town Wall and Historic Old Town

    Southampton

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  13. Nomadic Paddle Boarding

    Calshot, Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021
  14. The Brickworks Museum

    Bursledon

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    2 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Various Opening Times
  15. Southampton Water Activities Centre

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 09:00 - 17:00
  16. See Southampton Tour Guides

    Southampton

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  17. Blue Box Experiences

    Hamble

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  18. Nuffield Southampton Theatres: Campus

    Southampton

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  19. Southampton Common

    Southampton