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serviced apartments in southampton from esa - local information

Boasting a superb selection of bars and restaurants, a number of popular shopping centres and a range of historic buildings and beautiful parks, Southampton appeals to holiday makers and business travellers alike. Its plentiful attractions, thriving business centre and proximity to the sea make Southampton a great location for guests. Serviced apartments in Southampton from esa are perfectly located in the centre of this superb waterside city, allowing guests to benefit from the many activities on offer.

The largest city in Hampshire, Southampton has long been seen as the commercial and retail heart of the South Coast. This vibrant maritime city is a significant economic centre and is home to a number of major global businesses, cruise operators and academic establishments, including the University of Southampton. A number of leading brands, including B&Q, HSBC, Skandia and Lloyds Register Group call the city home, as well as a number of major cruise operators. Southampton boasts a multi-million pound cruise industry and is home to one of the country's busiest ports.

Although renowned for its water activities, navigating Southampton on foot is a great way to explore the city. For those looking for some time away from city life, there are a number of attractive green spaces in the centre of Southampton, including Hoglands Park, Mayflower Park and Queens Park. Visitors looking to absorb some culture may decide to venture into Southampton's Old Town with its historic buildings such as the Tudor Merchants' Hall, Bargate and the city walls.

Whether entertaining clients, or simply heading for a fun evening out with friends, Southampton's gastronomic quarter offers something delicious for all palates. Featuring every kind of restaurant, from the relatively inexpensive, to the Michelin starred variety, both business and leisure guests will enjoy sampling the amazing variety of cuisine.

Serviced apartments in Southampton from esa are conveniently located in and around Ocean Village, within walking distance of the high street, providing easy access to transport networks and local amenities. One of the South's main retail destinations, the city centre has two indoor shopping centres, an impressive retail park, an IKEA store, as well as a number of independent boutiques. Here are some suggestions for things to do while staying in serviced apartments Southampton.

things to do and places to see - serviced apartments in southampton

  • Visit Kingston Lacy, the elegant mansion built to resemble an Italian Palace. Wander through the beautiful Japanese Gardens, see the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK or marvel at the famous artwork by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel.
  • Experience the tranquillity of the Hoglands, Mayflower and Queens Parks, which provide the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a variety of leisure pursuits away from city life.
  • Stroll along the QE2 Mile, which links the Old Town to businesses, parks, shops and the waterfront.
  • Discover more about the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic by taking a walking tour of Southampton from Ocean Village. Maps are available for this self-guided tour which takes you past South Western House & Southampton Docks Station, Holyrood Church, the Titanic Stewards Memorial Fountain, Dock Gate 4 Titanic Memorial and the Titanic Berth.
  • Grab a bite to eat and watch the yachts sailing into Ocean Village Marina. With a superb selection of exclusive waterside restaurants, cafes and bars you can enjoy whiling away the hours by the sea.
  • Hire a RIB or charter a yacht and take to the water for the day. Entertaining clients? Why not take a one hour harbour tour and explore Southampton Water?
  • Take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight from the Town Quay. Alternatively, catch the Hythe to Southampton Ferry, which disembarks onto a 640 metre long pier. Hythe is a great place to visit and is seen as a hidden gem in the New Forest.
  • Learn a new skill on a powerboating or RYA sailing course at the Southampton Water Activities Centre.
  • Discover all your favourite high street brands in the shopping centres of WestQuay and Marlands.
  • View a variety of artwork at the City Art Gallery, Bargate Monument Gallery and John Hansard Gallery.
  • Visit one of the fascinating museums in the city, including the Museum of Archaeology, Maritime Museum, Tudor House Museum and the Solent Sky Hall of Aviation.
  • Enjoy a live performance at the Grade II listed Mayflower Theatre, Nuffield Theatre or Southampton Guildhall. Whether you prefer comedy, drama, ballet, opera or panto there is something for every taste and age group.
  • Watch the home team play at Southampton Football club or visit The Rose Bowl, home to Hampshire County Cricket Club.
  • Discover Southampton's Old Town, which features historic architecture including the Tudor Merchants' Hall, Bargate and the city walls.

Interested in finding out more about serviced apartments in Southampton from esa? Contact us about our properties and a member of our dedicated Reservations team will assist you with your enquiry.

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