Southampton is a city that dates back to Roman times and has a rich maritime history that lives on in its exciting attractions and cultural venues. Today, visitors to our Holiday Inn® Southampton hotels will find a modern, busting city at the heart of England’s South Coast.
Not sure where to start? Check out the aptly named Leisure World, a mega entertainment center that features a multi-screen cinema, Grosvenor Casino, Oceana nightclub and an assortment of bars and restaurants. You’ll also find music venues, traditional pubs, trendy bars and techno clubs that come alive as the rest of the city sleeps.
Indulge your cultural palate with a visit to the celebrated City Art Gallery or peruse the contemporary exhibits at John Hansard Gallery. If you’re craving some theatre during your Southampton hotel stay, you’re in for a real treat. The city is home to the Mayflower, one of largest theaters in Southern England, showcasing West End musicals, ballet and opera, as well as the Nuffield Theatre which offers both Shakespeare and student works.
But it’s not all about the urban lifestyle. Just minutes from our Southampton hotels, you’ll discover areas of natural beauty, such as the New Forest, the ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, and the beaches of Bournemouth. Catch a Southampton FC soccer match at St. Mary’s Stadium or wander the picturesque grounds of Southampton Common. If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting our Southampton hotels during the warmer months, you’ll defiantly want to take a sailing course.
With all these attractions, is it any wonder why this costal city is one of our most popular leisure destinations? Book a stay at any one of our Holiday Inn Southampton hotels and discover why for yourself.