Hi again Kathy, Southampton is a fairly untapped resource of history, culture, and activities.
Within the city itself we have medieval merchant, and Tudor houses, the old city Walls including one of the city gates (Bargate) which houses an art museum. Other museums include the Sea City showhousing the naval side of Southampton, the Sky Museum with all sorts of aircraft & details of our ties with the WWII Spitfire, as well as Supermarine, Flying Boats & so on. Then of course there is all the history of the Titanic, from museums to city walks taking in notable buildings & memorials to those who lost their lives.
There is a main shopping street with (by UK standards) a good sized shopping centre, a few parks for watching the world go by. In the evening we have a first rate theatre carrying many shows when they first tour after London.
There are restaurants to cater for every taste & budget.
If you get back on the train, you can within 30 minutes get to Salisbury with it's Cathedral, Winchester the old capital of Wessex with all it's King Alfred the Great links, or Portsmouth for it's Historic Dockyards with the HMS Victory, Mary Rose, and the iron clad Warrior amongst others.
If you let me know what your interests are, I will post some web links so that you can take a look.
Have a great day,
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