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One of the world's most famed ports, Southampton served as the launching point of the Mayflower and the Titanic. Today, it's one of the busiest passenger ports.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Visit the Southampton Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of Southampton and its significant role as a port for ocean liners, the most famous being the Titanic. Not to be missed is the exhibit "Titanic Voices", where visitors can hear the story of the tragic voyage in the words of survivors and those touched by the tragedy.
Southampton is a shopper's delight, with several shopping areas and a wide variety of retailers. The most popular shopping center is WestQuay, located right in the city. It offers stores such as John Lewis, Waitrose and Marks & Spencers, as well as the more internationally known H&M, Gap, Sephora and Tower Records. Alternatives to WestQuay are the Marlands, which offers an even larger selection, including homeware and toy stores, and Bargate, the place to go for urban, surf or beach attire as well as the arcade, Sega Park.
The pound sterling (GBP) is the official currency of England. Traveler's checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used in most places.
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