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Top recommendations from locals

“The show some of London’s top shows here in Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to shop
“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. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A great place to shop, eat, go to the cinema, Escape Rooms, or bowling all within walking distance. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Common nature play area and water park The new nature play and water park is a popular destination for children of all ages. The park has been designed to encourage adventurous play with features including zip wires and a climbing tower, as well as traditional swings, slides and roundabouts. Special water features spark imaginative play with water spouts, pumps and water wheels providing streamlets of water for dam building or just splashing around. There is lots of seating and picnic benches within the fenced area, ideal for a picnic. At the weekend and during school holidays there is a refreshment kiosk selling ice cream, drinks and hot and cold food. There is an onsite toilet and baby changing area that is open when the kiosk is open. Nearby there is also the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre and café with indoor seating and toilets ”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“A fantastic museum giving you an insight to the important part Southampton played in the history of the Titanic. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Shop until you drop in the day and dine out in the evening before heading to the fantastic Show Case cinema in the evening. Something for everyone. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Ocean Village is an up and coming area of Southampton surrounding the city’s Marina. With a new high end hotel and various other bars and restaurants it’s a great place to visit day and night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Very cool cinema with seats where you can put up your feet. Amazing building”
  • 8 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Warm, wood-&-stone-clad brewery offering beers & traditional pub eats plus patio seating. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A nice space with some surprising works, not least the old floating bridge painted by Lowry!”
  • 6 locals recommend
“You can do a Walk the Walls tour and even go into the Vaults under the city which is steeped in history. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Nearest cinema, about 25 mins drive. Make sure you register your car in car park. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course. Go Ape Southampton Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Ln, Southampton SO30 3HQ Go Ape in Southampton is both a wholesome and thrilling way to spend a morning or afternoon. If you're in this neck of the woods and find yourself at a loose end either before or after your monkey business, we've kindly put together a little list of suggestions of things to do in Southampton with your tribe. Go Ape is less than four miles from the centre of Southampton, and there's plenty to see and do in this bustling city. Against a backdrop of beautiful water meadows and woodland, these Treetop Challenge and Treetop Adventure courses are on the upper level of the Go Ape height scale. Throw in some tricky tree-high crossings and super speedy zip wires and you have all the making of a brilliant outdoor adventure. Whether you’re a thrill seeker after your next adrenaline rush or a family looking to make special memories, our Southampton site ticks all the boxes. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 8 locals recommend