About Southampton

Southampton from the water

Southampton is a vibrant, diverse city on the coast of Hampshire. It is rich in culture and activities, with excellent transport links and connections to the rest of the country. Southampton has a wide range things to do with great shopping and restaurants as well as sport (come on you Saints!), galleries and museums.

Southampton is a green city and has around 326 acres of fields, wetlands and wildlife located in Southampton Common alone, as well as some beautiful central parks. The city is home to two universities and has a lively student scene. With lots to do, Southampton is a great place to work.

Southampton is a city that is increasingly an exciting place to be. Southampton boasts a city centre that is easy to travel around by foot, bike and public transport. We are constantly improving the offering of sustainable transport to residents and visitors through new modes of sustainable travel and improved infrastructure – part of our Green City Plan.

There are a range of retail outlets, restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres, as well as a wider variety of parks and open spaces and water-based sports to enjoy within the city. All of this and the New Forest National Park on its doorstep!

What’s more, many local activities and attractions such as Sea City Museum, Tudor House and Garden and galleries are available to staff at a discount. This is in addition to benefits such as cut-price rail travel, gym memberships, and discounted theatre tickets.

There’s no reason not to get out, get going, and explore all the great things the city has to offer.

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