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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Musicals, opera, ballet and names from music and comedy at 1928 theatre with restaurant.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Place to shop
“There is a vast range of shops available in the West Quay area, from IKEA to John Lewis, from Decathlon to Argos. In the main mall, there are the usual extensive collection of brands. There is also a huge food court, where you can have your pick of cuisines from around the world. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Common nature play area and water park The new nature play and water park is a popular destination for children of all ages. The park has been designed to encourage adventurous play with features including zip wires and a climbing tower, as well as traditional swings, slides and roundabouts. Special water features spark imaginative play with water spouts, pumps and water wheels providing streamlets of water for dam building or just splashing around. There is lots of seating and picnic benches within the fenced area, ideal for a picnic. At the weekend and during school holidays there is a refreshment kiosk selling ice cream, drinks and hot and cold food. There is an onsite toilet and baby changing area that is open when the kiosk is open. Nearby there is also the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre and café with indoor seating and toilets ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westquay is a shopping centre in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has an area of 800,000 square feet of retail space and contains around 130 shops, including major retailers such as, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer, Zara, Schuh, Waterstone's, Hollister Co., Apple, and many more top brand names. Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1QF ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Very cool cinema with seats where you can put up your feet. Amazing building”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Hands-on venue exploring shipping and the sea, with cafe, education zone and gift shop. View all exhibitions Discover more here The Galley Refreshments The Stores Gifts & souvenirs Learning Deck Education zone Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages. Find us at: SeaCity Museum, Civic Centre Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY Look for the historic clock tower – we’re opposite the BBC South studios. Ticket Prices (All exhibitions) Adults: £8.50 Concessions: £6.00 (Under 16s and Over 60s) Family (2 adults and 3 children): £25.00 Under 5s: FREE Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm Last admission 4pm”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Southampton town walls are a sequence of defensive structures built around the town in southern England. Although earlier Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements around Southampton had been fortified with walls or ditches, the later walls originate with the move of the town to the current site in the 10th century.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Tudor House and Garden is a historic building, museum, tourist attraction, and Grade I listed building in Southampton, England. Established as Southampton's first museum in 1912.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Nearest cinema, about 25 mins drive. Make sure you register your car in car park. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transportation
“West quay is a shopping centre in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has an area of 800,000 square feet of retail space and contains around 130 shops, including major retailers such as, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer, Zara, Schuh, Waterstone's, Hollister Co., Apple, and many more top brand names”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A nice space with some surprising works, not least the old floating bridge painted by Lowry!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ For a night out, you could check out Turtle Bay. Awesome staff, everyone likes their drinks. There are some special offers, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“WestQuay is a shopping centre in Southampton, United Kingdom, and has an area of 800,000 square feet of retail space and contains around a 150 shops, including major retailers.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“You can find everything in Bedford Place and London Road, which is parallel to Bedford Place, withing 10 minutes walk. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Indian restaurant and takeaway serving traditional favourites as well as many unusual dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“ For a night out, you could check out Turtle Bay. Awesome staff, everyone likes their drinks. There are some special offers, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Indian restaurant and takeaway serving traditional favourites as well as many unusual dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
“30 minute walk from The Loft, 5 minutes by car, buses also stop opposite both the entrance to Ridgemount Avenue and opposite The Cowherds. Part of the Vintage Inn group. Nice pub, serves good food, added bonus of being on Southampton Common so a daylight walk to build up an appetite or work off an excellent meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great French Bakery with excellent croque monsieur's, great pastry's, that will blow your waistline and good coffee as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“If you enjoy a decent pint this place is your first port of call for your city pub crawl.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Wheelchair accessible entrance, Late-night food, Dessert, Good for kids, Casual, Groups, NFC mobile payments.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is superb and the staff are very attentive. You will sleep well after a meal at La Lupa!”
  • 1 local recommends

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