WITHIN 20 MINUTES WALK
Step into the 15th century Wool House to discover the city’s long and illustrious history as a gateway to the world.
Follow the signposts along the third longest uninterrupted stretch of medieval defensive walling in Great Britain. Walk through the gate Henry V used when embarking for Agincourt.
The West Quay shopping centre hosts many shops and food outlets. You’ll find top brands including French Connection, White Stuff and Pandora as well British classics such as John Lewis.
By the water
Situated in the shelter of Southampton water, Ocean Village is surrounded by restaurants, cinemas and bars.
Food glorious food
Oxford Street is the site of Southampton’s cosmopolitan rendezvous. Eat, drink and be merry!
The locals recommend:
Indian – Coriander Lounge
Thai – Thai Royal Pier
For carnivores – Casa Brasil
For vegetarians/vegans – The Art House Café
For the views – Maritimo Lounge
WITHIN AN HOUR’S TRAVEL
Eat, shop and soak up the history. Locals say: try the museum and the Great Hall (both free) or a tour of Winchester College (booking essential).
Gunwharf Quay a must for restaurants and outlet shopping. Enjoy the sea air by walking along the front at Southsea. Locals say: tread the decks of HMS Victory or try the hands-on fun at Battle Stations, both at the Historic Dockyard.
Sea, sun and kiss-me-quick on the pier. Locals say: walk through the gardens down to the esplanade.
A gem of a village in the heart of the New Forest. Locals say: take the riverside walk from Beaulieu to Buckler’s Hard.