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Southampton City Centre
Southampton

Medieval Merchant\'s House

The area was rebuilt after being annihilated in World War II, but the city won’t soon forget its earlier role with the Titanic, seafaring voyages, Romans and Saxons.

The modern architecture and youthful vibe of the Southampton City Centre hide a fascinating history dating back to before the Saxons and Romans. Its busy port and crumbling remains of the city walls serve as subtle reminders of the rich heritage of a town today dominated by leafy parks and universities. Visit these lively college campuses for a sense of the city’s future.

Among its surprising historical gems is the Bargate medieval gatehouse that serves as an intriguing contrast to the commercial streets surrounding it. Climb to its top floor for the Heritage Visitor Centre. Admire the timber-framed Tudor House and Garden, built in the 15th century, which now contains a museum looking back at those times.

Around the world, Southampton is known as the launching point of the Titanic. See the Titanic Restaurant Memorial that pays tribute to those who worked as restaurant staff aboard the tragic journey. Examine the poignant Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial in East Park.

Stroll west through this green area to reach Watts Park. Study the sculpture of the 17th-century author and philosopher Isaac Watts, after whom the park was named. Opposite the statue is the tall tower of the Civic Centre. Bring your family inside to visit the SeaCity Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery.

The city center’s pleasant scenery extends to the waterside, where you’ll find the playgrounds and fields of Mayflower Park. Go on a ferry ride from the Southampton Passenger Terminal.

The district marks the center of a city along the southern shore of the United Kingdom. Drive southwest from central London for 80 miles (130 kilometers) to get here in 2 to 3 hours. Take a train from other cities around the country to the Southampton Central railway station. Cycle or walk around the flat city center fairly easily.

Despite its modern and youthful face, the Southampton City Centre has a rich history waiting to reveal itself.


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ibis Southampton Centre
ibis Southampton Centre
3 out of 5
9 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is $63 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grosvenor Casino, Southampton Cruise Terminal, and Mayflower Theatre. ...
3.8/5Good! (990 reviews)
"Didn't like having my breakfasts in my room, would have preferred the dinning room."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

ibis Southampton Centre
Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
The price is $79 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southampton Solent University and Mayflower Theatre. St. Mary's Stadium ...
4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Wonderful Hotal, friendly staff!"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Jurys Inn Southampton
Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $257 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Southampton City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Solent Sky Museum, Ocean Village Marina, and St. Mary's Stadium. WestQuay Shopping ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (525 reviews)
"Great Hotel and definitely will look to stay again soon."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is $116 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 15
Located in Southampton City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old City Walls and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Cruise Terminal and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Design, however bar area could do with better layout!"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Novotel Southampton
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Free Cancellation
The price is $88 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Cruise Terminal. Mayflower Theatre ...
3.9/5Good! (979 reviews)
"The staff are mostly friendly, but maybe kept too busy to do a thorough job..Checking in took almost 1hr onky x2 on the desk long queue & they initially couldn't find mk booking. My mob battery drained so had to recharge it to prove I had booked. They allowed us to park free as good will jesture. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Novotel Southampton
Moxy Southampton
Moxy Southampton
3 out of 5
Harbour Parade, Southampton, England
The price is $78 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Southampton City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Quays and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Solent University and Mayflower ...
4.4/5Excellent! (63 reviews)
"good location in centre of town"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Moxy Southampton
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