Destination Spotlight: Southampton
Before jet travel, Southampton was dubbed as “the gateway to the world” as it was used as the primary access into Europe, so is host to a magnitude of maritime history. It is still as popular today as it was back then, with approximately 430 ships calling to the port each year, it then goes onto carry around 1.5 million passengers.
Southampton is famous for a variety of associations throughout history, this includes the RMS Titanic which embarked from their port back in 1912 along with over five hundred Sotonians. As well as being home to "The Saints" at Southampton Football Club and the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls in England.
With the advantage of its convenient location and popular travel links, Southampton plays host to over four million visitors a year as it is able to boast an impressive collection of cultural offerings, with a variety of museums, art galleries, music venues along with award winning parks and retail facilities.
If you are planning to stay the night, then you will not be disappointed as Southampton offers a nightlife which is diverse enough to cater everyone; making sure that you are well supplied with a wide of choice traditional pubs, booming night clubs and music venues.
Conferences & Meetings in Southampton
Not only is Southampton home to a magnitude of history, but it is also home to a range of venues that will provide you with the perfect setting and location for your conference, meeting or event. They will ensure that you and your delegates, and guests alike are well accommodated for by making sure that your every need and requirement is met.
ODEON Southampton will provide you with their modern multiplex with their 13 screens being a variety of sizes, each one comes with state-of-the-art facilities to deliver your presentations in crystal clear precision with images and sound. Whilst Royal Thai Pier & Gateshouse Grill will offer you a sophisticated dining experience with their traditional and innovative dishes that will be sure to tantalise you and all of your delegates’ taste buds.
Empire magazine readers voted Harbour Lights Picturehouse ‘Britain's best-loved independent cinema’, which overlooks the waterfront and is home to two auditoriums, conference rooms that also double up as seminar rooms, as well as this, they even have their own bar and art gallery. Meanwhile Playhouse Club is home to a venue that is unique with a versatile floor layout, allowing them to accommodate a range of bespoke events; in addition to this, they have a large bar with the option of waitressing staff as well.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel
Blue Funnel Cruises
New Place Hotel
Go Ape Itchen Valley, Southampton
Best Western Chilworth Manor
Showcase Cinema de Lux Southampton