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.
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.
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.