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Our normal opening hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday - 10.00am to 4.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday by appointment only
OUT OF HOURS For all urgent enquiries such as an urgent marriage/civil partnership ceremony or funeral please contact the out of hours service and ask for Registrars on 023 8023 3344
Up to date service information including opening hours during public holidays can be found on our latest news page
Bluestar and Uni-link buses in Southampton stop within a 10 minute walk of Bugle Street - get off at West Quay. From there you will need to walk down Castle Way. Continue until you reach St. Michaels Church. From here you will need to turn into St Michaels Square (opposite the Tudor House Museum) and continue down Bugle Street, passing the Duke of Wellington pub and Red Funnel Offices. The Register Office is off the road in a walled courtyard.
Southampton Central train station is just a few minutes walk from WestQuay and the city centre. There is a free link bus that will take you to WestQuay or the bottom of the High Street and we are a 10 minute walk from there. From there you will need to walk down Castle Way. Continue until you reach St. Michaels Church. From here you will need to turn into St Michaels Square (opposite the Tudor House Museum) and continue down Bugle Street, passing the Duke of Wellington pub and Red Funnel Offices. The Register Office is off the road in a walled courtyard.
Approach Southampton on the M27.
- At junction 3 join the M271 signposted Southampton.
- At the roundabout take the first exit left, signposted WestQuay and the Waterfront.
- Follow signs to WestQuay Car Parks.
Go past Ikea and head towards the roundabout
Take the 2nd exit followed by a first left into Bugle Street, opposite Dock Gate 7 for the Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal.
The Register office is situated just behind the old Maritime Museum.
(Please note that if you are using satnav enter our address details without the postcode. If our postcode is used satnav will direct you to French Street which runs parallel to Bugle Street!)
There are limited parking spaces which visitors to our office are welcome to use subject to availability, including one disabled bay. Alternatively, there is metered parking in Bugle Street or Mayflower Park, The Quays or Castle Way. Please note that for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, although we are happy for the wedding couple or civil partners to use our car park, we would kindly request that the guests are advised to use one of the alternative car parks in the area, such as Mayflower Park, The Quays or Castle Way
May we also advise you to consider your travel and parking arrangements into the City especially on Saturdays when traffic can be quite heavy. Events such as the Southampton Boat Show, home matches at St. Mary’s Football stadium and visiting cruise liner traffic can effect traffic considerably in the Town Quay area.