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Southampton Area Guide

You will never be bored in Southampton. There’s a multitude of things to do, and to top it off, it’s all set in beautiful buildings and breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re a history buff, a theatre fanatic or a shopaholic, you’ll find something that takes your fancy.  

Southampton has a long and rich history, and the museums to match. If you love your military history then take a look at the Solent Sky Museum. The museum boasts an impressive selection of planes, but what makes this all the more impressive is that Southampton is where the first Spitfires took off from! If you prefer maritime history, Southampton’s SeaCity Museum might be your new favourite place. Alongside their impressive Titanic displays, there are interactive features, games and a picturesque cafe. What more could you want?  

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, then look no further than Westquay shopping centre. With everything from technology and homewares to fashion and sports, you’ll be certain to find what you’re looking for.  

The city is littered with historic buildings and gorgeous parks, but if you feel like going a little further out, there’s also plenty to do and see. The whole family can enjoy the Oasis Down to Earth Farm or explore the treetops at Go Ape, and when the little ones are exhausted there’s plenty to do in the evenings. With an extensive range of independent restaurants and bars, you’re spoiled for choice. Whether you’re craving the traditional ales served at The Butcher’s Hook or live music and comedy at places like The Talking Heads, you’ll never run out of places to see.  

Whatever kind of home you’re looking for, Southampton has something to give. Hunters is proud to showcase everything from chic central terrace flats to properties overlooking the Quay. If you want to be a little further out of the city centre we have larger detached and semi-detached properties which are perfect for families, or anyone who dreams of peace and quiet.  

For the parents out there, Southampton has some fantastic schools and colleges, and for anyone commuting each day there are great transport links. With the M27 nearby, it’s easy to get in and out of the city, or if you’re using public transport, there are many buses, trains and cycle routes across the city. No matter what stage your life is at, Southampton is the perfect place to be.