Southampton is one of the oldest cities in England, known since Roman times. It is also one of Englands strategically important cities. In the Middle Ages Southampton was the main southern port of the kingdom, through which the main flow of goods went to France. Throughout its existence, Southeast Asia has been in a period of growth and decline. By the 20th century, the city had finally established itself as an important point on the southern frontiers of Great Britain. It was from Southampton that the infamous Titanic departed on his tragic journey.
It is preferable to explore the city center by foot. If you walk from Bedford Place to the waterfront, you can enjoy a lot of walking. If walking is difficult, you can ride a bicycle – there are several bicycle trails in Southeastern, Its good that the terrain in the city is mostly flat, although there are mostly hills, such as in the neighborhood of Hemisphere.
Walking through downtown Southampton, you suddenly stumble upon a building from the past century — the Bargate, in the midst of modern buildings. It is the former main gate of the city, where the northern boundary of the city has been for many centuries. In those days, the harbor was used to be visited every day by barge ships. The gate is one of the few surviving parts of the citys former walls. Today its retired and houses the Millais Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Besides the Marguerite Gallery, theres also the Millais Gallery in South East Washington. It hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists and designers. In 1980, the John Heathsard Gallery of Contemporary Art and Photography was opened at the citys university building. The Art Gallery in the city has more than three thousand and a half thousand old art objects on display.
Southampton has a number of thematic museums. For example, the Museum of Archaeology, which visually portrays the history of the city from Roman rule to the Victorian era. The museums building, God’s House Tower, is not nearly as valuable as the artifacts displayed in it, as it represents Englands first artillery fort. The Solent Sky Museum is dedicated to the history of British aviation, while the Maritime Museum is about the history of the local ships and what they meant to Britain in the past and in the present.
- Air quality: 36 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Population: 250,000 people
- GDP: $40,249 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 27 Mbps
- Best wireless: Three
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
- Apartment listings: Gumtree
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best hospital: Spire Southampton Hospital
- Best short-haul air carrier: Flybe
- Best intl air carrier: British Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $2500
- Monthly costs for family: $5700
- Monthly costs for local: $1600
- Meal: $17
- Small Cola: $3
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $3
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