Southampton Tourism

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.

Facts and Stats for Southampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Southampton

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

    • Air Pollution 27.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (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 38.75 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Southampton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Southampton is 199.3 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.36 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.86 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.95 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.36 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.03 (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 0.32 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.63 USD

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

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