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Southampton House Removals
Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire and is known as the cruise capital of Europe. It plays host to over four million visitors a year and boasts an impressive cultural offering, from museums, music venues and art galleries, to award winning parks and the general hustle and bustle of a diverse city with fantastic shopping facilities.
Moving to Southampton
What must be remembered is that Southampton is home to two universities: University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. This isn’t a bad thing, but for those moving to the area it is something to keep in mind when considering where to call home.
Portswood and Swaythling are predominantly student areas, as are parts of Bassett and Highfield. Saying that however, many families really love living in Bassett. Ocean Village, Chilworth and Foyes Corner are popular with families and professionals.
The Britannia Leatherbarrows of Dorset office is located just 40 minutes from Southampton, in Christchurch. We can help alleviate the stress associated with moving, and help your move to or from areas in Dorset as smooth as possible. We also offer a variety of storage services should your needs require it.
Parks and Open Spaces in Southampton
Southampton is one of the greenest cities in the UK and has over 50 parks and green spaces. Many who live in the city use these spaces for walking or to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the centre.
Central Park and Mayfield Park have been awarded a national Green Flag and The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on Southampton Common is an environmental centre. Western Shore is a 2.2km long stretch of public open space on Southampton Water between Woolston and Netley and is a good place to go fishing. The shore is part of a regeneration bid.
Royal Victoria Country Park covers 200 acres and is one of the most scenic and delightful areas of South Hampshire. It was once the site of a military hospital and he fascinating story can be viewed in the Heritage Centre.
Transport Links Southampton
Southampton has 7 local stations at Redbridge, Millbrook, Swaythling, St Denys, Bitterne, Woolston and Sholing. The two main stations are Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Southampton Airport Parkway is the preceding station to Southampton Central and therefore, the majority of services run through both the stations. There are 20 trains per hour, run by 4 providers. Services carry passengers to London Victoria, London Waterloo, Portsmouth, Brighton, Manchester and Newcastle.
Southampton Airport has a variety of national and European flights leaving every day. Flights are often operated by budget airline providers.
Probably the easiest way to travel around Southampton is by bus. All the towns and suburbs are connected to the city centre via the main bus operators with half hour services to most neighbouring towns.