The QE2 Mile in Southampton is named after the famous ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2.
Despite a very token effort at revitalizing the city, there are a few pointers on the mile that do warrant 5-stars.
1) QE2's 12.5 ton anchor (one of three of this size carried aboard) is found at the very bottom end of the mile, in the old town. The anchor is huge and an extremely impressive site. Sadly it's located in completely the wrong place, almost hidden away near old abandoned buildings. We thought a 12.5 ton anchor would be easy to spot but the city has done a brilliant job at hiding it - so you may want to ask at the maritime museum for precise directions - but it's very impressive once you find it so well worth checking out!!
2) Gardens: There are beautiful parks and gardens at the museum end of the mile.
3) Sea City: this fantastic museum is found at the opposite end of the mile to the anchor (I know - what the?) an is well worth a visit.
4) Shopping: The West Quay shopping centre is in the middle of the mile and has all the stores a tourist will need for their stay.
I really do think there should be more QE2 related elements to this area, however as a street it's pretty much the best of what Southampton has to offer.
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