Visit Southampton - Best of Southampton

Known as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Southampton is largest city in Hampshire County in England. With a population of about 240,000 Southampton boasts some impressive museums, parks, architecture and festivals.

The city has a great history of conquests right from the 10th century. Normans were the first to conquer it in 1066, The French later in 1338. As a result you’ll find a lot of fortifications in the Old town. In the Victorian era the city saw a great expansion. The docks and the railways were developed to great extent. It is from here RMS Titanic first set sail.

Today Southampton is also known as the Cruise Capital of Europe. There are a lot Rib Charters that allow you to sail in the Solent Waters. You can access Yachts for a relaxing experience or powerboats to kick up the adrenaline. Soccer is a big thing here. The football matches of ‘The Saint’ draws huge crowds for cheer and support. The city that has everything under its roof to amaze you; plan your trip to cover it all.

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Facts and Stats for Southampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Southampton

    Know the pollution level of Southampton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Southampton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Southampton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Southampton.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.89 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.96 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.04 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.46 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.54 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.48 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Southampton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Southampton is 196.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.08 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.69 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.75 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.08 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Southampton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Southampton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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