Southampton Airport (airport code SOU), located in Hampshire, England, links Southampton with 46 destinations in Britain and Europe via 12 airline and tour operators. Southampton Airport is the hub for Flybe. Flybe and Aurigny Air Services conduct the most flights out of Southampton.
Alternative airports include London Heathrow (airport code LHR) and London Gatwick (airport code LGW) located approximately 100 and 130 kilometrrs away.
Situated on the water, Southampton has an affinity for the sea. The Titanic departed Southampton on its final voyage. Today, Southampton is a main port for some of the world's largest cruise ships. In addition, the Southampton Boat Show brings in 600 plus exhibitions to celebrate Southampton's storied relationship with maritime transportation.
The Southampton Football Club draws on average upwards of 20,000 fans each game and is a must see for the football enthusiast.
Built in 1290 and 1495 respectively, the Medieval Merchant's House Museum and the Tudor House Museum and Garden are charming attractions that give guests a glimpse of the past.
For the shopping enthusiasts, visit the West Quay shopping centre which possesses nearly 100 stores.