Exploring our urban plot

Step into the historic 15th century Wool House to discover the city's long and illustrious history as a gateway to the world. Discover more about the international cruise and cargo port, as well as its pivotal role in the Titanic story.

Follow the signposts along the third longest uninterrupted stretch of medieval defensive walling in Great Britain. With walls and buildings that date from 1180, every step you take feels like a step back in time.

A stone's throw from the Isle of Wight
We're just a short stroll from the Red Funnel ferry terminal, which runs regular crossings to Cowes, the yachting capital of the world, every day.

WestQuay Watermark - a tree-lined plaza
Brand-new to the city this year, the £80m+ WestQuay Watermark development is a few minutes walk away. There are over 20 restaurants, a luxury cinema and a bowling alley in the complex.

The Mayflower Theatre
The Grade-II Listed Mayflower Theatre features touring West End shows. Why not pop in for a glass of wine and PIGgy Bits pre performance, or a night cap after curtain call? Or, if you fancy spending the night, you could try one of the theatre's exclusive packages.

A spot of shopping
For something a little more contemporary, try the West Quay shopping centre. You'll find top fashion brands including AllSaints, Zara and Jack Wills as well as major stores such as John Lewis. Whatever you need, make it your first port of call.

Relax in the marina
Situated in the shelter of Southampton water, Ocean Village is more than a marina. Surrounded by restaurants, cinemas and bars if offers outstanding recreational facilities.

A cosmo rendezvous
Oxford Street is the site of Southampton's cosmopolitan rendezvous, located between the history of the old city walls. If you like nothing more than to eat, drink and be pampered then Oxford Street is the perfect location to visit restaurants, bars and shops.