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Southampton

Southampton’s historic Old Town and world-class museums and theatres make for a wonderful day or weekend break. Here are some ideas for your trip…

Travel direct to the historic port city of Southampton in two and a half hours from London Victoria. Or if you’re coming from Brighton, enjoy direct service in about an hour and 45 minutes.

Southampton Central station is conveniently located near the city’s port, major retail district and the old town.

With the area’s best concert halls, three art galleries and two theatres, there’s always something going on in Southampton. And many of the top venues –like the O2 Guildhall – are just a few minutes’ walk from the station.

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Things to do in Southampton

See top-notch museums

From Southampton Central, walk east 5 minutes and you’ll find the innovative SeaCity Museum.

Plan to spend a few hours walking through the state-of-the-art exhibits – one on the city’s historic connection to the Titanic, and another detailing the city’s place as an international gateway.

From there, head right next door to the Southampton City Art Gallery. Its permanent collection of 5,300 works ranges from the Renaissance to the present. And even better, it’s free.

Historic Southampton

From the museums, head south down Portland Terrace for 10 minutes to reach Southampton’s Old Town.

The Bargate is one the finest medieval gateways in Britain. From there, you can continue south down High Street, stop in at the medieval Holyrood Church, and hop over a few blocks west to visit the famous Tudor House.

More than just a well-preserved building, the Tudor House offers a free, in-depth audio tour. You’ll be transported back in time with the details the lives of the house’s previous residents spanning over 900 years.

Getaway to the world

Just a few minutes’ walk from the station is the innovative SeaCity Museum.

Walk through two state-of-the-art exhibits – one Southampton’s historic connection to the Titanic, and another detailing the city’s role as an international gateway.

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Explore great works of western art

The Southampton City Art Gallery sits next door to the SeaCity Museum. Their permanent collection of 5,300 works spans from the Renaissance to the present.

The museum is free and runs a full programme of talks and events for adults and children.

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Historic Southampton

The centrepiece of Southampton’s historic legacy is the Tudor House. Step back in time with the free audio tour detailing the lives of the house’s residents over 900 years!

A short way from the Tudor House you can stroll the streets of Southampton’s Old Town. Don’t forget to stop and admire The Bargate, one the finest medieval gateways in Britain.

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Food and drink

For a unique experience, try one of Oxford Street’s many restaurants. Take a sidewalk table and soak up the European atmosphere along with quality, locally sourced food.

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Getting to Southampton

We run direct trains from London Victoria to Southampton Central. Coming from the South Coast? Take our direct service from Brighton.

With the regions best concert halls, three art galleries and two theatres, there’s always something going on in Southampton. Check for upcoming events at Discover Southampton.

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Buying tickets

You can buy tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them at the station from a ticket machine or staffed ticket office.