Located on the South coast in Hampshire, Southampton is a vibrant city boasting many aspects to appeal to all ages and walks of life. Being the maritime home of Britain, the city has some fantastic marina's and is the the centre of sailing and powerboating within the UK. This is further enhanced by the presence of the Worlds largest cruise liners, including Independance of the Seas, Queen Mary Two and Aurora, all of which regularly dock and depart from the city's large docks.
With two large universities offering a wide range of academic courses, students flock to the city from all across the World, all of whose tastes are catered for, from bars, clubs and restaurants to the music scene, multiplex cinemas and theatres.The city centre also benefits from West Quay, offering superb shopping facilities for all ages, and the historic old town and city walls, depicting how the city was originally many centuries ago.
Excellent transport links mean that London is accessible by train, coach and road in about one and a half hours, and the expansion of Southampton airport enables Europe and beyond to be reached with minimal effort. Ease of access to motorways connect the city to the rest of the UK; Bournemouth and Brighton are within a short drive, and the beautiful New Forest is only 15 minutes drive away, offering a superb outdoor retreat from the city itself, as does the Isle of Wight, which is only a short ferry crossing away.
Home to the young and old, Southampton really does offer a varied range of activities and lifestyles to suit your needs