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Best of Southampton Guide

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Southampton
Southwest of London is Southampton (Soton to the locals), a metropolitan area centered around the port. However, tucked away on the side streets are ancient gems such as the Tudor House, Mottisfont Abbey, and "God's House," a museum located in a tower in the medieval wall. The ultra-modern Sea City Museum celebrates Southampton's seafaring past and the RMS Titanic. Looking for nightlife? Travelers can dance the hours away with bars, clubs, and live music, all accessible by public transportation.

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SS Shieldhall
SS Shieldhall
Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As... more Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton. less
Attraction type: Ships
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Solent Sky Museum
Solent Sky Museum
Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area.Geographically this was the most important area in the... more Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area.Geographically this was the most important area in the country, perhaps the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s. 26 aircraft companies set up shop in the area, and many of the world’s greatest aircraft, including the legendary Spitfire, first took to the air in the skies over Southampton.We have 18 complete airframes, including a Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S6a (N248), and also 4 cockpit sections. We also have a comprehensive collection of aero-engines.Our mighty Sandringham Flying Boat was originally built as a Short Sunderland in 1943, and converted to a passenger aircraft after the war. Visitors are welcome to board the aircraft to sample the luxury of air travel in the romantic era of the great flying boats, and guided tours of the flight deck are also available.Kids (and big kids) can also imagine what it would be like to fly a jet fighter while sat in the cockpits of our Supermarine Swift and Harrier Jump Jet. Our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition is now open, with its record-breaking centrepiece the S6a. Video stock footage of these legendary races and artefacts from the time illustrate the drama and romance of the fastest race in history. less
Attraction type: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
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Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Attraction type: Movie Theaters
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Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial
Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues
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Tudor House and Garden
Tudor House and Garden
Owner description: Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages... more Owner description: Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Everest Cuisine
Everest Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Price: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Kohinoor of Kerala
Kohinoor of Kerala
Ranked #2 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Quay FIFTEEN
Quay FIFTEEN
Ranked #3 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: International, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
No 4 Canute Road
No 4 Canute Road
Ranked #4 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Sulas Greek Taverna
Sulas Greek Taverna
Ranked #5 of 644 Restaurants in Southampton
Price: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Mayfair Guest House
The Mayfair Guest House
$55 - $112 (GBP 35 - 72)
Ranked #1 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
Number 10 Self Catering
Number 10 Self Catering
$47 - $109 (GBP 30 - 70)
Eaton Court
Eaton Court
$16 - $372 (GBP 10 - 238)
Ranked #14 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Eversley Guest House
4.0 of 5
Eversley Guest House
$89 - $106
Ranked #2 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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Hunters Lodge
4.0 of 5
Hunters Lodge
$96 - $148
Ranked #3 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast
$86 - $94 (GBP 55 - 60)
Ranked #5 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Alcantara Guest House
4.0 of 5
Alcantara Guest House
$74 - $117
Ranked #8 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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Ennios Boutique Hotel
5.0 of 5
Ennios Boutique Hotel
$134 - $180
Ranked #9 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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White Star Tavern
5.0 of 5
White Star Tavern
$158 - $312 (GBP 101 - 200)
Ranked #13 of 40 Southampton B&B and Inns
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