Cheap Tickets to Southampton
For a lively, culture-packed port city with great access to history, shopping, entertainment and waterside activities, Southampton is a great choice. Visitors find plenty to do here, with varied attractions that include the SeaCity Museum, Art Gallery, Tudor House and Garden as well as superb shopping facilities!
The city is also known as Europe's cruising capital, with more than four million visitors hosted every year. You'll love the art galleries, music venues and award-winning parks, not to mention a hugely diverse array of restaurants that span a breadth of international cuisines. Enjoy contrasts in this busy commercial city -- a morning of retail therapy in the excellent shopping centre, an afternoon of nature at the Common and then a lively music gig or comedy act at one of the city's many intimate venues.
Try the Titanic Walk and learn about the role the city played in the famously doomed ship before heading to Ocean Village to see yachts and boats in the marina. OktoberFest and the Christmas markets are great opportunities to visit and the city is also an excellent gateway to other local destinations including Portsmouth, Winchester, the South Downs and The New Forest.
Things to do
Whether your preference is retail, dining, museum wandering, art gallery perusing, marina life or the great outdoors, you'll find something to suit every taste in Southampton.
Understand Southampton at the Sea City Museum
Get an insight into the people, past and culture of this thriving destination at Sea City Museum. A fantastic visitor attraction, it boasts interactive exhibits, the Titanic story and temporary exhibitions. Pick up souvenirs in the shop and enjoy refreshments in the excellent on-site cafe.
Visit 800 years of history on one great site
The Tudor House & Gardens is the most important historical site in Southampton and it has 800 years of fascinating history to explore in the Old Town. Framed in timber, you'll immediately spot it in St Michael's Square. Learn about the lives of its changing residents and enjoy displays, interactive technology and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Set over 300 acres, the Common is enjoyed by city residents and visitors alike. It boasts a huge diversity of natural environment, including woodlands and wetlands. There are plenty of play areas, a model yachting lake, a boating lake and a café to enjoy.
Calendar of Events
The city offers a rich calendar of events with a mix of large annual fixtures and smaller, more specialist events. Look out for cultural events that celebrate the city's unique diversity!
- Dine in the Sky. Fancy experiencing fine dining from some of the best chefs in the city... whilst suspended in a pop-up dining cube 100 metres in the sky? Then this is the September event for you! Just book tickets quickly as demand will be very high.
- Annual Mela Festival. The biggest free family festival in the area, this colourful and musical event celebrates the best of South Asian dance with workshops, displays, food and more.
- Annual Boat Show. Held in September, this show is now in its 49th year and the leading nautical calendar fixture for thousands of visitors to the city's marina. See hundreds of boats in dock and enjoy plenty of hands-on experiences!