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Hotels in Southampton

Maritime history, a cosmopolitan town centre, and one of England’s most beautiful areas of natural beauty right on its doorstep: just a few reasons why Southampton is an excellent destination for a city break.

Hotels in Southampton make a great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast. Lovingly known by locals as ‘The Gateway to the World’, Southampton was once the launching pad for the Mayflower and the Titanic. It’s still one of Britain’s largest ports and cruise ship terminals, and boasts an excellent maritime museum.

There are lots of great hotels in Southampton, from small independent ‘restaurants with rooms’ to larger budget and mid-range chains. They can be found in and around Southampton: all you need to think about is which part of town you want to be closest to.

Foodies should base themselves within stumbling distance of Oxford Street. The area is packed with excellent eateries, from curry-houses and pizza restaurants to gastropubs and French brasseries. Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating, and on sunny days the street feels positively Mediterranean.

Party animals will also find plenty to keep themselves entertained on Oxford Street, but there’s a good scene on Bedford Place too. Chic cocktail bars, lively pubs, and plenty of takeaways make it a popular destination with the city’s large student population, as well as with visiting hen and stag parties.

Shopaholics should look for hotels near Above Bar Street. The pedestrianised street is home to all the usual high street favourites, making it easy to shop until you drop. At Christmas the street plays host to a German style market. If you’d prefer something a little more quirky, independent boutiques can be found on East Street: Southampton’s very own ‘home of speciality shopping’.

Needless to say, the best base for history buffs is in the city’s Old Town. Unfortunately many of Southampton’s historic buildings were destroyed during WWII, but some are still standing. The most notable are the 800 year old Bargate, the Tudor House, the Westgate, and the medieval city wall: among the longest in Britain.

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The port city of Southampton, dating back to Roman and Saxon times, was once one of the UK’s most important trading posts, and the port from which the spectacular QE2 was launched. Despite the devastating bombing of Southampton during World War II which destroyed much of the city’s heritage, parts ...

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