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Local Authority Building.

The main building for Southampton City Council. Retains some of its former splendour, when having a... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Aberdaron, United Kingdom
Jet wash it

The civic centre is grubby looking , but the new paved square is all shiny and brand new, they... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Nigel P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
Jun 16, 2019
“Clock House visit”
Apr 23, 2019
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Civic Centre Road, Southampton SO14 7LP, England
+44 23 8083 2277
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

For great views (and photo opportunities) this visit climbing the 215 steps of the clock tower above the Civic Centre is a real experience to get a birds’ eye view of Southampton. The ascent is gentle, taking each level with a stop in between and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Lady’s are very unorganised, taking a very long Time to deal with my card. I will snort my nans ashes in a minute.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Venus B
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The main building for Southampton City Council. Retains some of its former splendour, when having a large, expensive Local Authority building in the middle of town was necessary to out compete with the neighbours (probably thinking of Portsmouth in this case). Does have some nice...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I have not been in the building but from the outside it looks impressive: huge white monolith. It is pretty much in the center, so the probability to miss this sight is low.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This car park situated right in-between and just to the north of all the shops and restaurant is a fantastic location for short stay car parking. The prices are reasonable and especially in the evening where its closer to 'above bar street' than any other...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The civic centre is grubby looking , but the new paved square is all shiny and brand new, they should make the people doing community service jet wash the stone work etcetera, the building is pretty impressive but covered in black grime, councils don't often...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I was recently staying overnight in Southampton and as I was walking to get a meal I was struck with how good the Civic Centre looked at night, nicely illuminated

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank David K
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Located at the heart of Southampton, where \some local bus stop by. Stop there to go to restaurant, grocery, city council, museum and O2 Guildhall.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank RadenPM
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Very functional civic buildings, solidly built, not too attractive and a bit bleak, but definitely of their era. The library is a definite asset. I suspect it might become better liked as the architecture ages some more.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place is a great place to get dropped off via public transport and I would recommend that you leave the car at home. There are lots of Bars & good restaurants from Sandwiches to Thai Tapas. Also its the starting point of a shopping...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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