Welcome to Southampton
Welcome to Southampton - The City of Gate Way to the world
Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire, situated on the south coast of England and lying on Southampton Water’s estuary. Since medieval times, this is an important commercial city: its port is one of the busiest in United Kingdom and leads the region’s economy, welcoming container ships and cruises everyday. One of Southampton's great advantages is its convenient location on the south coast and impressive transport links. The city is well-known through worldwide because of Titanic which left from Southampton before the disaster. There are two universities in the city, Southampton's univertsity and Solent's University.
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The night-life in Southampton is extremely varied and carter's for everyone. The city offers a stacks of pub. Furthermore, there is alongside as well as some awesome places for live music. Night clubs have many success especially The Cube or Oceana.
Southampton is the shopping hub on the south coast. The city centre has two indoors shopping centres, an IKEA store, an impressive retail park, and numerous boutique shopping for those looking for something different. They are among three: WestQuay Shopping centre, Big Name Brands, Tasty Treats.
The most famous landmark is the impressive North Gate "Bargate" built at the XIIe century. Parks and green space are abondant in the city. Historic Monuments: Titanic's memorial, Tudor's House, the Medieval Surrounding wall, God's House Tower,... .
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Southampton experiences an Oceanic climate, with soft summers and cool winters. July and August are the ideal months to visit the city. January is the coldest month, with top temperatures average 5°C, while July is the hottest, with an average of 18°C.
Public transport in Southampton offers a wide range of services to many destinations within the city and neighbouring towns: International airport, buses, trains, ferries, coaches, taxis.