What is Southampton famous for

Southampton - England's pearl on the south coast

Galleries, museums and theaters

With the City Art Gallery, modern Southampton shows outstanding works by contemporary and classical artists. Opened in 2012, the SeaCity Museum invites you to permanent exhibitions and is dedicated to the disaster of the Titanic, which set out from Southampton on its maiden voyage. The trip of the “Mayflower” to the “New World” in 1620 is less well known. The “Mayflower Theater” in the center of the city is still reminiscent of the Puritans' emigrant ship to America. It is the largest theater on the south coast and offers great musicals, shows, comedy, theater and ballet performances.

Night life and live music

Live music and bustling pub life are as much a part of England as playing golf and rain. An insider tip in Southampton is “The Brook” on Portswood Road. Live bands of all genres perform in the small and cozy music bar every day and get the guests in the mood. Those who prefer something more elegant should pay a visit to Oxford Street with its glamorous bars, cafes and bistros. Pop concerts for a larger audience play in the 02 Guildhall. Concerts are held regularly in the former Southampton Council Hall. It is surrounded by bars, pubs and restaurants in the vibrant center of the city, where guests can quickly meet the locals.