One of the world's most famous ports, Southampton served as the launching point for the Mayflower and the Titanic. Today, it's one of the busiest passenger ports.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Visit the Southampton Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of Southampton and its significant role as a port for ocean liners, the most famous being the Titanic. Not to be missed is the exhibit 'Titanic Voices', where visitors can hear the story of the tragic voyage in the words of survivors and those touched by the tragedy.
Southampton is a shopper's delight, with several shopping areas and a wide variety of retailers. The most popular shopping centre is WestQuay, located right in the city centre. It offers all the top retail brands, including John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Gap, Sephora and many more. Alternatives to WestQuay are the Marlands, which offers an even larger selection, including homeware and toy shops, and Bargate, the place to go for urban, surf or beach attire, as well as the arcade, Sega Park.
The pound sterling (GBP) is the official currency. Traveller's cheques are widely accepted in banks and credit cards can be used in most places.
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