Things to do in Southampton

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Things to Do in Southampton

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  • AssaultonPrecinct13
    Birmingham, UK27 contributions
    I lived through WW2 but we were never taught anything about it at school. However, although I'm not particularly an aviation enthusiast, I learnt so much about that time here. Visited with my adult son while we were on a short holiday. From the outside it's not very impressive and looks quite small but the amount of planes and other history contained there is absolutely fantastic. Expected to be there about 1 hour at the most but spent over 2 hours looking at everything they had to offer and talking to the very knowledgeable volunteers/staff there who were able to answer and explain any question we came up with. I was especially pleased to be able to visit the cinema which was like going back in time. Well worth a second visit should I be near Southampton again.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • FoodCriticOfficalHRH
    England, UK8 contributions
    Brilliant performance, wonderful staff, excellent venue. Came here with family for an evening shows really enjoyed the visit
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Thingy H
    New Milton, UK179 contributions
    Visited with my 12 year old son. Purchased tickets online which was very easy.

    Only 5 min walk from the railway station in one direction and West Quay is 5min in the other direction. There are several car parks close by too.

    The Titanic exhibition is very good. Good balance of information and interactive displays. Tells the story well and sympathetically.

    The other exhibitions are ok but not so interesting.

    Cafe is good for a drink and snack.

    Would recommend for older children.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Joan L
    Eastleigh, UK4 contributions
    Really enjoyed this, our 2nd trip, on the SS Shieldhall Steam Ship. Loads of interesting history attached to this ship. The Selsey Shantymen (9 of them) entertained us with singalong sea shanties throughout the 3.5 hour trip. A feeling of excitement and awe at the sight of the big cruise ships around us .. much hooting and waving was enjoyed. The refreshments were first class and the service extremely efficient from the bar to the kitchen to the table! An amazing CREW looked after us from the moment we boarded to the moment we disembarked. Thank you all.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Richard B
    Totton, UK4 contributions
    Incredible stadium as well as service throughout from the match day staff. You can’t get this incredible Premier League experience anywhere else on the South Coast.

    Highly recommend.
    Written 7 February 2022
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  • Hoppityskip
    Basildon, UK13,176 contributions
    Efficient ferry company
    Only real grouse was the ferry before mine due to leave they let us go on but charged us £6 on the pretence it was peak!
    Food generally ok if priced highly
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Wright Pugh P
    2 contributions
    Great place to go to learn about the local history of Southampton and about the Tudor times. The food was good, but maybe a tiny bit overpriced (in my opinion)
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,158 contributions
    A very large park located in the middle of town. We saw many people out enjoying it, walking around on a gloomy day. Good for picnics and all sorts of recreation.
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Shady Bekhit
    Alexandria, Egypt372 contributions
    Second visit to this mall, one of the best places for shopping in Southampton, many famous shops, such as M&S, John Lewis, Lego Store & many more, a lot of restaurants also.
    Very clean mall, there's also an Amazon locker in 4th floor.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Jayne W
    Southampton, UK60 contributions
    Walked through the town walls area of southampton to a restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the historic remains. Very interesting to see how the city would have been surrounded by the walls and plenty of plaques indicating certain areas and what they were used for.

    Some older pubs and streets from 18th century maritime period still exist and worth a look too!
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Christine S
    Southampton, UK40 contributions
    This is a lovely place to browse lots of little stalls but the gem of the place for me is it’s little friendly run cafe .
    Lovey almond milk latte and gorgeous home made cakes which is great to find as I don’t think you can beat a nice slice of home made cake . Nice selection menu and my husband loves the egg and bacon sarnie and very reasonable prices .
    Really friendly staff a must place to visit
    Written 12 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • stevlee78
    Eastleigh, UK939 contributions
    It’s a nice enough art gallery, I’m comparing this one to the many massive and beautiful danish art museums so it’s a little unfair

    There was a nice mix of new and old art with a really cool Perseus room, a large area with natural disaster / climate change art

    They had some children Easter event on but we skipped that

    The staff were nice and friendly and the gift shop well stocked with nice ideas

    It’s a nice little gallery

    The only down side was the toilets downstairs stank and you could smell it upstairs

    Besides that, worth a visit and make sure you donate so they can keep it open… and fix the loo
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Harvey C
    Southampton, UK6 contributions
    I went to see the Foo Forgers (tribute band) live.

    The bar atmosphere was just great, the music was next level. I feel as if there was a good amount of secruity.

    Bar staff were fast working.

    Nothing, that I could say that is needed to be different. I would certainly come back again.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • miricle_foodie
    Portsmouth, UK113 contributions
    This hotel is not what it is advertised to be;
    Having stayed here a few times, I’ve noticed the following;
    - The walk in showers spray against the door architraves and peeling off the paint - looks scruffy
    - the amount the hotel charges for a nights stay get the glass on the canopy entrance replaced as it is broken
    - the back lights in the Hilton sign need replacing
    - the lift never works for one specific lift
    - I’ve noticed new staff some of them credit to the ones that do, make no effort to say hello or ask how your stay is
    - Room service is charged for main meal then after dessert
    - hotel cleanliness in rooms need to be looked at specially carpets/ old bed stains / broken bathroom swivel mirrors
    Unfortunately I do not know why the hotel to not fix simple things, but most of the staff are so pleasant
    Written 28 October 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,158 contributions
    This is a good park with pleasant walks along the water. Lots of people taking walks here and enjoying the out of doors even though the weather was poor.
    Written 28 December 2021
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