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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
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
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
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
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.
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