Visit the city centre’s Sea City Museum to explore the story of the people of the city, their fascinating history and connections with the Titanic. Suitable for all the family, the interactive museum lets you explore Southampton’s proud, sea-faring history.
With so many attractions dotted around, city centre walks are a great way to take in everything on offer. Starting throughout the day from the city centre’s high street, experienced guides will introduce you to the city’s many sights and secrets, so keep your camera nearby.
Itchen Valley Country Park is an idyllic 400-acre plot in the heart of the city. Filled with water meadows, spectacular flowers and walking trails, the Park is home to a treasure trove of wildlife, and thanks to an excellent café, is a great way to spend the day while taking in beautiful, scenic, county-wide views.
Dining & Shopping
Dining venues in the city centre streets pride themselves on offering international and local cuisine at affordable prices. For something a bit different, the city centre is also home to several Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as traditional English cafes offering cream teas and local food.
Southampton is home to West Quay Shopping Centre, which offers you almost 100 high street names under one roof, along with a choice of cafes.
The city centre is also home to many gift shops with a nautical theme, as well as independent retailers selling unique items.
Did you know?
The Titanic sailed from Southampton on April 10, 1912. More than 500 Southampton families lost a member when the ship sank.
Southampton can trace its origins back to the year 770AD. Its original name was Hamwic.