Southampton is a wonderful place to visit. One of the UK’s major ports, this south-coast city is famed for its maritime heritage. However, when you delve deeper into Southampton’s history and culture, you will find it has much more to offer, such as medieval buildings, legendary theatres and famous sporting arenas. If you are staying at one of our Southampton hotels, you’ll be perfectly placed right at the heart of the action. Our local guide will help you navigate between the city’s attractions and places to eat, drink and shop, so you won’t be left wondering what to do in Southampton. We also highlight some of the best activities to try whilst you’re visiting – from walking and cycling trails to treetop adventure courses, there is something for everyone.
Things to do in Southampton
If you’re looking for some retail therapy during your stay, then hit the shops in Southampton. There’s plenty of choice, including Westquay and regular independent markets.
Places to eat
With Southampton restaurants serving up flavours from all over the world, visiting on an empty stomach is strongly recommended. The city boasts a fantastic array of restaurants, cafés and food markets, including a street food kitchen run by a BBC Masterchef winner.
You will have no trouble getting to Southampton. There are handy transport links by road, rail, air and boat, and plenty of options if you fancy a day out away from the city. Our guide helps you out with the finer details so you can plan your visit to the UK’s number one port city.