Loving Life In Southampton

Southampton is one of the south coasts most popular destinations for both tourists and families alike. The largest city within the county of Hampshire, Southampton boasts not one but two universities, a leading UK hospital and an airport amongst its many attributes. In this article we look at some of the key factors that make Southampton the place to be on the south coast.

History:

Southampton has been an active port city for almost 1000 years. As well as for trade, Southampton docks have played key roles in the English Civil War, the Crimean and the Boer war. Most people however know it as the site from which the Titanic famously set sail before sinking in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912. There are museums dedicated to all of these events within the city.

Areas & Suburbs:

Southampton is divided into a combination of council wards, suburbs and parishes. Each has their own characteristics, although the council does try to put a precedent on retaining some green space within each. There are both properties to buy and let in the city, varying in price and size depending upon location.  Belvoir Lettings Southampton, are one of the leading letting agents for the area. If you are looking at moving to the area, then they can provide you with all the information you need.

Shopping:

Southampton is now recognized across the country for its extensive shopping complex West Quay. Based not to far from the docks the complex boasts 2 floors of shopping plus a floor of restaurants and fast food vendors. Adjacent to the old high street there are also a wealth of independent shops and food outlets to be found. Southampton is also home to one of the largest IKEA stores in the country.

Culture:

Southampton is brimming with venues and theatres, museums and art galleries. Multiple sized gig venues draw in a wealth of bands and artists whilst the world-renowned Mayflower theatre attracts shows straight from Broadway and the West End. As well as a rich arts scene every year Southampton hosts the Boat Show, which is a public event that runs for a week in September. With 600 exhibitors and a huge range of boats on display in the Sea City you certainly wont be short of things to do.

Moving to the city would definitely be recommended to those who like a diversity, culture and some secret green spaces to enjoy on a sunny day. Whether you are a shopaholic or a boat enthusiast Southampton is the place for you. As we mentioned before if you are looking to move, then get in touch with Belvoir Lettings, Southampton’s leading letting agency

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