More local stuff to do
Southampton 18 Plus meet every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the upstairs function room
at "The Anchor" 61 Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton 18 Plus is a nationwide
social and activities organisation for young adults aged 18 - 36. It offers
its members the chance to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a
wide range of weekday and weekend activities on a local, Area and National basis.
There are around 100 groups throughout the UK which hold regular
weekly meetings and are run by their members for their members.
Southampton 18 Plus
The Dolphin hotel is the most historic hotel in Southampton. Originally a 13th century coaching inn, guests here have included Queen Victoria and Lord Nelson. Jane Austen attended dances here and William Makepeace Thackeray wrote part of his novel 'Pendennis' whilst staying here. Today it is a 3 star hotel with a pleasant bar and restaurant.
Southampton and surroundings
"A quick start............."
Hi weary traveller,
I've only just become a member on this site so it's early days for reviews etc but if you've come across me trying to find out stuff about Southampton and it's surroundings, just ask.
I'll be blunt - Southampton's no great shakes in that it is an industrial town and port that largely got built up from the ashes of having been flattened in World War 2.
However, it is superbly well connected for everything in the South of England - the New Forest, Bournemouth, Brighton, Portsmouth (if your into boats and the Navy), London, the Isle of Wight, Winchester, and FRANCE. I'm talking majorly connected - by sea, land or air.
It's increasingly well kitted out for shops and night life thanks to a mushrooming student population, so shopping till you drop, then partying in pubs and clubs is no problem.
The people are spot on - very down to earth and approachable. I say this as a Northern Irish person who came to Southampton 20 years ago and never loooked back, however like I said it ain't no capital of culture.
As an aside, being N. Irish, if theres anything anyone wants to know the big N.I. , please ask as well.
Cheers Dave g :)