1) Ship Route From New York To Southanpton 2) Towne Quay 3) Cunard Ship in Southampton
Southampton England, sometimes referred to as Soton for short, is located on the eastern shore of the island of England, Southampton is a city rich in shipping history and one of the main cruise embarkation ports over the decades for immigrants seeking a new life in the US and Australia.
The population of Southampton is just under 254,000 residents and is approximately 28 square miles in size. Residents of Southamton are referred to as Sotonians.
Rich in history and attractions, Southampton has magnificent theatres, unique galleries and museums, plus lots of intimate music and comedy venues for its tourists and residents alike. The award winning parks make Southampton the greenest city in Southern England and Southampton Common has over 300 acres of flora and fauna for you to enjoy.
The Solent Sky Air Museum is a great attraction for the airplane enthusiast. The Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton and Solent area.
The city is spotted with Cathedrals, Abbeys and historic buildings, theaters and parks.
If you like sports, cheer on the Saints at a football match, watch some world class cricket or attend one of the city's events or activities. Take part in the popular guided walks of the Old Town, discover the city's rich history at the SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden, and explore the city on the self guided trails - Titanic Walk and QE2 Mile.
If shopping is your thing the WestQuay Shopping Centre located in the heart of Southampton city center, boasts over 100 stores spread over three shopping levels. With a host of big name brands, action-packed events, fantastic fashion and more, it's easy to see why WestQuay has become the south coast's premier shopping destination.
Centrally located, the port city of Southampton is ideal for striking out to various cities and sites. Southampton England is located approximately 75 miles south-west of London. and approximately 19 miles north-west of Portsmouth England.
In London, one can go to Buckingham Palace and see the changing of the Guard; ride a double decker bus in Piccadilly Square and find out for yourself if London Bridge is falling down; Explore the English countryside; Have afternoon tea and if you desire something a little stronger - stop in a real English pub;. Get a great view of city from the London Eye - the oversized ferris wheel next to the river Thames, The London Eye is 443 feet tall and 394 feet wide offering great views of the city below. For the city experience, explore all of the museums, art galleries and attractions that London has to offer.
A Trip on the London Eye
In close proximity to Southampton, Portsmouth is another great waterfront city loaded with nautical history, shorelines to explore, forts, festivals and more. With a population of 210,000 residents and just over 15.5 square miles in area there is something for everyone.
The Gunwharf Quay offers visitors shopping in over 90 stores; the Blue Reef Aquarium brings sea creatures upfront for your viewing pleasure; The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Museum brings nautical history to life; The D-Day Museum and Royal Marines Museum provide military history. The Portsmouth City Museum provides insight into the history of the City; The Southsea Castle is a fort designed to protect the city; The Spinnaker Tower gives you aerial views of the sea and city; The video below gives you just a taste of the things to do in Portsmouth.
A Quick Look At Portsmouth
Strategically located, Southampton England is the gateway to Europe. Whether by ferry, rail or airplane you can easily connect to France, Germany, Spain and the rest of Europe.
The temperature in England tends to be on the moderate side with average temperatures ranging between 65-75 degrees May through September. Rainfall is significant with approximately 780 inches of rain annually. The majority of rain falls September through January.
The exchange rate from US dollar to British Pound/Euro is not favorable, therefore the price for purchases in England (and most of Europe) does seem higher than U.S. Citizens are accustomed.