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Best things to do in Southampton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Musicals, opera, ballet and names from music and comedy at 1928 theatre with restaurant.”
27local recommendations
Premise
“There is a vast range of shops available in the West Quay area, from IKEA to John Lewis, from Decathlon to Argos. In the main mall, there are the usual extensive collection of brands. There is also a huge food court, where you can have your pick of cuisines from around the world. ”
27local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“One of the largest shopping centres in the south, famous for its three storey open plaza. ”
9local recommendations
Park
“Southampton Common is a large open space to the north of the city centre of Southampton, England. It is bounded by the districts of Shirley, Bassett, Highfield and Portswood. The area supports a large variety of wildlife, including the largest recorded population of the internationally rare great crested newt.”
21local recommendations
Cinema
“Very cool cinema with seats where you can put up your feet. Amazing building”
8local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Oxford Street, is located opposite to Platform House and has got a great mix of bars (The White Star. The London/Cargos/Grapes just to name a few) there is something to everyone's taste and located less than 2 minutes away.”
12local recommendations
Sublocality
“Ocean Village is a bustling modern development surrounding a yacht-filled marina on the River Itchen. Steakhouses, brasseries, international restaurants, and hip hotels with terrace bars sit alongside the prestigious Royal Southampton Yacht Club on the waterfront, overlooked by residential towers. The Harbour Lights Picture House shows arthouse and mainstream films in a glass-fronted contemporary building.”
13local recommendations
History Museum
“Hands-on venue exploring shipping and the sea, with cafe, education zone and gift shop. This museum is great for people who want to learn about the history of Southampton port and great for families. ”
8local recommendations
Establishment
“Tudor House and Garden is a historic building, museum, tourist attraction, and Grade I listed building in Southampton, England. Established as Southampton's first museum in 1912.”
11local recommendations
Cinema
“Nearest cinema, about 25 mins drive. Make sure you register your car in car park. ”
4local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Large supermarket conveniently located on route into town centre and with easy parking”
10local recommendations
Premise
“West quay is a shopping centre in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has an area of 800,000 square feet of retail space and contains around 130 shops, including major retailers such as, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer, Zara, Schuh, Waterstone's, Hollister Co., Apple, and many more top brand names”
8local recommendations
Premise
“SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.”
9local recommendations
Establishment
“Southampton town walls are a sequence of defensive structures built around the town in southern England. Although earlier Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements around Southampton had been fortified with walls or ditches, the later walls originate with the move of the town to the current site in the 10th century.”
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Park
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Park
“A fun day out in beautiful woodlands. Go Ape offers two to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have an adventure.”
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