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Stay in the heart of Southampton and see how the city blends its future with its past...
Enjoy a short break in the heart of the historic city in the contemporary, locally rated 3-star Jurys Inn Southampton, overlooking lovely East Park.
The stylish hotel is a perfect base for a break in the city, walking distance from the historic city centre’s main attractions like the City Art Gallery, the superb shopping at West Quay and St Mary’s Stadium, home of Premier League football club Southampton. It’s also well located for exploring other jewels of the south coast and of course for taking to the water in one of Britain’s foremost ports.
- All breakfasts and dinner on the first night
- A guided walking tour of the city
- Wi-Fi at the hotel
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights.
Jurys Inn Southampton, Charlotte Pl, Southampton SO14 0TB
Whether you’re enjoying a weekend break with friends or keen to explore the city or the many attractions close to it, the stylish Jurys Inn is the perfect base from which to explore Southampton. It’s comfortable, superbly located overlooking East Park, and a few minutes from most of the city’s major attractions.
All 270 spacious rooms come with air-conditioning and:
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
The hotel boasts a modern restaurant, serving-up hearty breakfasts in the morning and gourmet-style two and three-course meals the rest of the day. If you want to relax after a long day in the city, the hotel’s Inntro Bar is the perfect place to unwind with a range of drinks and tasty bar meals available. The bar stocks a wide selection of spirits and a variety of world beers as part of its Beer Boutique menu. Why not pick one and relax in front of Sky Sports TV. The bar also offers a separate raised section for those who prefer to relax in quieter surroundings. There’s even an on-site Costa Coffee bar where you can recharge your batteries, do a spot of reading or perhaps take advantage of the hotel’s free Wi-Fi.
Other Hotel Information
Parking is available nearby (extra charge)
This stylish 3-star hotel is just a short walk from the main city centre attractions and enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the city, overlooking East Park and just a 15-minute walk from the central railway station. If you love to shop, then a 10-minute walk from your hotel is the West Quay shopping complex, where you can find numerous high street brands to indulge in some retail therapy. All that shopping is sure to work up an appetite and there’s no better place than the newly-developed, multi-million pound West Quay Watermark where you can enjoy food options from all corners of the globe. A similar distance away from your hotel is the Marlands Shopping Centre which offers a range of shops from the Disney Store to Whittards of Chelsea and is also home to the traditional tearoom ChariTeas which donates proceeds from its teas and cakes to good causes. An included guided walking tour of Southampton on day two of your holiday will help you to familiarise yourself with the city.
If you would like to enjoy some live entertainment during your break the Grade II-listed Mayflower theatre hosts a variety of attractions throughout the year while the city also hosts Premier League football at St Mary’s Stadium, a short walk from your hotel.
The city is renowned for its green spaces and, in addition to East Park, opposite your hotel, you may wish to seek-out Watts Park or Palmerston Park for a stroll, picnic or just people-watching. Southampton Common is a larger green space to the north of the city centre, around 20 minutes on foot from your hotel, where there are more than 300 acres of flora and fauna in a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park also has woodlands and walking trails to explore plus a large Victorian Lake and the deepest artesian well (one which doesn’t require a pump) in the UK. Southampton Common is also home to The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, which gives visitors the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and wildlife.
Other attractions include the City Art Gallery, considered to have the finest collection of 20th century art south of London and the Solent Sky Museum where you can discover the history of aviation in the area. The Spitfire was built in the heart of the city and you can see an example of the iconic aircraft at the museum as well as step on board a Sandringham Flying Boat or sit at the controls of a jet fighter.
It’s not just modern history which the city can boast, Old Town showcases the medieval prosperity of the city through the surviving town walls, towers, and historic buildings such as the Wool House, Tudor House Museum, and St Michael’s Church. The Old Town Walls date back to around 1175, however after a raid in the 1330s by the French pirate Grimaldi – who later used his plunder to help establish the principality of Monaco – they were extensively strengthened. To save on costs, locals built walls linking houses to form part of the structure. About half of the original one-mile circuit of town walls still survives, with 13 of the original 29 towers and six of the eight gates still standing, as well as more than 90 listed buildings and 30 ancient monuments. The Old Town Walk starts from historic Bargate which is a 13-minute walk from the hotel. Another must-see is the 14th-century medieval Merchant's House which has been lovingly restored and offers a glimpse back into life in the city nearly 700 years ago.
Back in the 21st century, Ocean Village is one of the UK's biggest waterfront developments. The marina is bursting with restaurants and bars and has two cinemas, as well as the sort of nautical attractions you might expect from the home of the BT Global Challenge. You can enjoy fantastic views of the water or if you have sea legs you can opt to take a trip out on vessels of all shapes and sizes. Back on dry land, but further afield, the New Forest National Park – Britain's smallest national park – offers picturesque countryside packed with wildlife, making it a memorable destination for a day-trip.
Other attractions outside the city include neighbouring Portsmouth, home to the striking Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and the D-Day Museum, Chichester Harbour, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Solent National Nature Reserve. You might even consider taking the ferry to the Isle of Wight where you can visit Osborne House, the summer retreat built by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.