Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated 75 miles (121 km) south-west of London and 19 miles (31 km) north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area. The local authority is Southampton City Council, which is a unitary authority. The city represents the core of the Greater Southampton region, and the city itself has an estimated population of 253,651. The city's name is sometimes abbreviated in writing to "So'ton" or "Soton", and a resident of Southampton is called a Sotonian.
Significant employers in Southampton include The University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, ABP and Carnival UK. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire and more recently a number of the largest cruise ships in the world.
Southampton is sometimes considered together with Portsmouth and surrounding towns to form a single metropolitan area known as South Hampshire. With a population of over 1.5 million this makes the region one of the United Kingdom's most populous metropolitan areas.
Local authority: Southampton City Council
OS Grid Reference: SU422113
Tourist Information Point
Oceans Tea Rooms & Gift shop
13 High Street
Phone 023 8178 1017
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Empress Heights is a one-bedroom apartment located close to the River Itchen in Southampton. FreeWi-Fi access is available. Free Wi-Fi is accessible, and parking is available for an additional fee. Details...
Located in Southampton’s city centre, this boutique hotel serves local food in its modern restaurant and has an on-site bar which specialises in cocktails. Rooms at Cargo have a walk-in power shower in the fully-tiled and stylish private bathroom. Details...
Located in Southampton city centre, this 5-star boutique inn was built in the 19th century. It is now a contemporary hotel offering free Wi-Fi access. Details...
With free Wi-Fi, the Town or Country - Oceana Apartments are situated in central Southampton. Southampton Airport is 5 miles away, and a range of bars and restaurants can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. Details...
Dating back over 500 years, the 4-star Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is the oldest hotel in the city and still has many original features remain including Britain's largest bay windows. It was host to Jane Austen's 18th birthday party. Details...
Situated on the High Street, this former coaching inn has free Wi-Fi and private parking. Just 450 metres from West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton Central Train Station is less than a mile away. Details...
Abbots Wood is a fabulous, detached house situated within three acres of grounds in Netley Abbey near Southampton. There are five bedrooms with access to a bath or shower room, including one that's on the ground floor. Details...
Swift Cottage is a single storey barn conversion in a rural setting on the owner's cattle and equestrian farm, on the edge of the Hampshire village of Durley, just two miles from Botley. Details...
Swallow Cottage is a single storey barn conversion in a rural setting on the owner's cattle and equestrian farm, on the edge of the Hampshire village of Durley, just two miles from Botley. Details...
The Old Stable is a detached barn conversion situated one mile from the village of Durley, close to Southampton in Hampshire. This cottage sleeps five people in two bedrooms, consisting of one eaves double with en-suite shower and a eaves twin, as well as a bathroom. Details...
Brock Cottage is a detached cottage in the owner's grounds in the village of Beaulieu in the New Forest. The cottage sleeps two people in one double bedroom and has a family bathroom, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room. Details...
The Cottage is a cosy single storey barn conversion a mile from Beaulieu inthe New Forest. There is a king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a kitchen with dining area and a comfy sitting room. Details...