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Civic Centre

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Civic Centre Road, Southampton SO14 7LP England
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Michael B wrote a review Nov 2020
Bellflower, California16,431 contributions608 helpful votes
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The civic Center was designed in the Classical style by the English architect Ernest Berry Webber in 1929, with the Duke of York laying the foundation stone the following year, but unfortunately it took ten years to finish the City Council offices, Sea City Museum, Guildhall, Art Gallery, and the city library. The Clock tower is 156 feet tall and to climb to the top is 215 steps but it gives you a great view of the harbour. The whole building is faced with Portland stone giving it a more formal look. During WWII a 500lb high explosive bomb penetrated to the lower floors of the art gallery killing 35 people, including 15 children, who were having an art lesson in the basement. TIP: Great place to park your car to visit the many bars & restaurants, or start a shopping trip from. Thanks for reading. would appreciate a thumbs up if you’ve found this helpful.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Moira W wrote a review Jun 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
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 reaching the top where the chiming bells are immediately overhead.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Venus B wrote a review Apr 2019
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Lady’s are very unorganised, taking a very long Time to deal with my card. I will snort my nans ashes in a minute.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Gary C wrote a review Aug 2018
Aberdaron, United Kingdom243 contributions17 helpful votes
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 features retained, such as staircases and the Mayor's rooms. Additional facilities include a medium sized concert hall and art gallery. Internal signing can be confusing - particularly as most resident enquiries are now pushed to another building nearby. Can become the centre of a giant traffic jam if there is a Football match and some cruise ships are in on the same day!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Shimnik wrote a review Aug 2018
Delft, The Netherlands6,064 contributions900 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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