10 interesting facts about Southampton

10 interesting facts about Southampton

Home to almost a quarter of a million people, Southampton is a beautiful place known for its natural beauty and rich history. Visited by thousands of tourists every month, there are lots of things to see in Southampton for tourists. So, without further ado, let us look at some interesting facts about the city of Southampton.

  1. The West Quay shopping centre

Want to get some gifts for family and friends back home? Well, the West Quay shopping centre is one of the biggest in Southern England. You can have all your shopping needs answered at this glorious place and top it off with a nice dinner from the mall itself.

  1. Home of the Titanic

Do you know that the grand Titanic left Southampton in 1912? You can learn more about the grandest ship of the world and Southampton’s maritime history from the SeaCity museum that’s located in the heart of the city.

  1. Live Music at the Brook

Known as one of the best attraction points in the city, The Brooks is a place where you can enjoy live music and discover new bands every other night.

  1. The first Spitfire flight

Southampton has had its fair share of aviation history. The Spitfire, a huge advancement in the books of aero-travel, first took off from Southampton in 1936. To discover more about the huge aviation advancement of the 1900s, you can visit the Solent Sky museum in Southampton.

  1. Jane Austen residence

You have probably heard of the famous English author Jane Austen. If you are a literature fanatic, you can visit Austen’s family house where Jane Austen lived after her father’s death. The house is located on Upper Bugle Street.

  1. The clean Air

Do you know that Southampton has the lowest CO2 emission levels in England? Well, that is because this city houses the only geothermal Power Station in the UK. Hence, apart from the many things to do in Southampton, you can enjoy a peaceful walk in the fresh air.

  1. The University of Southampton

Home to a lot of scientific advancements, the city of Southampton is also home to one of the most famous universities in the world. Ranked amongst the top 100 universities of the world, the University of Southampton offers highly recognized degrees in engineering and electronics.

  1. Sprinkles

Got a sweet tooth? You can cure the craving with Southampton’s famous gelato ice-cream from Sprinkles. You can find flavours like Ferrero Rocher, Kinder and other rare flavours that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.

  1. Fish fingers

The city is known for its fish fingers. The founder, Clarence Birdseye manufactured fish sticks after careful selection. The delicacy then rolled out in the entire country.

  1. The Tiger Who Came To Tea Live on Stage at Nuffield Southampton Theatre

Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book!

Apart from the places to visit in Southampton, See the Tiger who came to Tea live at Nuffield Southampton theatres showing from Tuesday 18th February.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out