8 Night Northern Europe Cities Cruise on Anthem of the Seas from Southampton, England Bruges, Belgium Old Brick Homes On Canal
The 8 Night Northern Europe Cities Cruise from Southampton, England visits Bruges/Zeebruge (Brussels), Belgium; Oslo, Norway; Hamburg, Germany; Paris (Le Havre), France; Southampton, England. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Northern Europe Cities Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Anthem of the Seas
Day 1 - Southampton, England
Day 2 - Bruges/Zeebruge (Brussels), Belgium
Day 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Oslo, Norway
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Hamburg, Germany
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Paris (Le Havre), France
Day 9 - Southampton, England
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Bruges, Belgium Old Brick Homes On Canal
Old brick homes lining a canal in Bruges, Belgium
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8 Night Northern Europe Cities Cruise

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Leaving from
Southampton, England
Onboard
Anthem of the Seas
Day Port
1
Southampton, England
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Bruges/Zeebruge (Brussels), Belgium
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Oslo, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Hamburg, Germany
From 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Paris (Le Havre), France
From 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9
Southampton, England
Arrives at 5:30 AM
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Anthem of the Seas, Aerial view with North Star
An aerial view of Anthem of the Seas with North Star
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Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas® isn't the same old song. It's a Tri-State thrill ride that packs in cutting edge experiences— like North Star®, which gives you 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level. And flavor firsts, like creative fare at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Plus showstoppers like We Will Rock You.

UPGRADE YOUR PLAY

Defy gravity with a free-falling experience on Ripcord® by iFLY®. Practice your surf skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Score views 300 feet above sea level in North Star®. And witness a spellbinding show in Two70®.

A CULINARY CAPITAL AT SEA

This is a culinary scene to rival many metropolitan cities. Get your family-style fix at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, and sip cocktails crafted by robots at the Bionic Bar®. Venture down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Or dine like a VIP at Coastal Kitchen — exclusively for suites guests and Pinnacle Club members.

WHOA- WORTHY SHOWS

Settle in for the best of Broadway at Sea. Watch as cinema, pop culture and tech combine in Spectra's Cabaret. Embark on a musical journey of fantasy and illusion in The Gift. And rock out to Queen classics in We Will Rock You.

ROOM FOR ADVENTURE

We’re redefining the way you stay, one room at a time. With quiet comfort and services designed to exceed your expectations across a broad range of rooms. From an Interior stateroom to the most expansive and incredible suites at sea— Royal Suite Class, offering a whole new level of luxury, exclusive access and inclusive amenities.

Day 1: Southampton, England

Day 1
Southampton
England
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Southampton, England, The Bargate gatehouse
The Bargate medieval gatehouse in Southampton, England
Things to do in
Southampton
Departs at 4:30 PM
Located on England's South Coast, Southampton is a city full of surprises. Home to one of the largest ports in Europe, the city has a lot to offer people passing through for the day. Step back in time and explore the old town — walk along the medieval town walls, parts of which date back to 1290. Visit Bargate, a medieval gatehouse built by Normans in the 12th century. Check out SeaCity Museum and learn about what it would have been like to set sail on the Titanic in 1912 — Southampton is where the historic ship left port. Or venture out and explore the Hampshire countryside: Iconic Stonehenge is just a one-hour drive away.
Southampton, England, Stonehenge
View of Stonehenge in England

Prehistoric Adventure

Located just an hour from Southampton, Stonehenge is one of the most well-known prehistoric sites in all of Europe. Wander around the miraculous stone circle and transport yourself back in time when Neolithic engineers used only simple tools to build the huge monument — it's believed they hauled those massive stones over 240 miles from Wales without the use of machines.
Southampton, England, SeaCity Museum
The entrance to the SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England

A Port of Importance

Southampton is home to one of the largest ports in the UK and millions of travelers pass through each year. In 1912, the most famous of those travelers would pass through as they set out to America onboard the Titanic. Southampton's SeaCity museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the events that happened aboard that famous ship.
Southampton, England, The Bargate Close Up View
Close up view of The Bargate gatehouse in Southampton, England

Play Knights in Armor

Step back into the medieval era and walk the old walls of the city. Built to protect the town from attack by sea, most of the wall is still standing, leaving visitors a spectacular view of Southampton and the sea. Watch as boats enter the port city, and see how it would have been if you were a knight on watch hundreds of years ago.
Southampton, England, Fish and chips
Traditional fish and chips in England

Local Cuisine

Head to the pub for a refreshing glass of ale to pair with crispy, mouthwatering fish and chips. If fried food isn't your thing, go in for a salad with fresh watercress, the peppery green that the Hampshire region is famous for. You'll also find upscale fare based on England's most-loved flavors: Try chicken with Indian-inspired vegetable pakora and tandoori puree or braised Hampshire beef with ale cream.
Southampton, England, Various Antiques
Various antiques at a market

Shopping

Shop for big-name brands galore at Westquay Shopping Centre, the premier shopping destination of the South Coast. Head to Bedford Place for independent shops and boutiques — the country's oldest traditional shoemaker is located here. On weekends, wander down the road to Bar Street to check out the local market for antiques, crafts, vintage accessories and jewelry.

Day 2: Bruges/Zeebruge, Belgium

Day 2
Bruges/Zeebruge
Brussels, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium Colorful Waterfront Homes
Various colorful homes reflecting on a canal in Bruges, Belgium
Things to do in
Bruges/Zeebruge
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bruges offers the best of both worlds: a European cultural hub and, not far beyond, a seafront paradise. Often called the Venice of the North, the capital of Belgium's West Flanders province is lined with canals, bridges and historic buildings. One of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, Bruges' historic town center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Belgium cruises give you access to the lively market square and see the Belfry of Bruges, a popular piece of Middle Ages architecture. Encounter the city's other personality in Zeebrugge — or "Bruges on sea." This international port and seafront resort is home to cafes, a beach and a marina.
Bruges, Belgium Market Square
The market square in Bruges, Belgium

Behold the Belfry

Standing 83 meters tall and founded in 1240, Bruges' Belfry tower is home to a carillon with 47 bells. Learn about the tower's history in the reception area, then ascend 366 steps up the narrow staircase for a breathtaking Bruges view.
Insider tip
There's always something happening at Markt in Bruges, whether it's amusement rides, performances or a market.
Bruges, Belgium Assorted Belgium Chocolates
An assortment of Belgium chocolates

Check Out Choco-Story

Belgium is synonymous with chocolate. Learn more about the history of chocolate at Bruges' chocolate museum, Choco-Story. Housed in the 16th-century Huis de Crone building, the museum lets you see chocolate being made. There's also a section dedicated to chocolate's health benefits.
Insider tip
If you're looking to get away from the crowds, check out the urban orchard Hof De Jonghe or the quaint, quiet Sint-Anna Quarter.
Bruges, Belgium Aerial View
An aerial view of Bruges, Belgium

Get a Seafront Education

Located in a former fish auction hall, at Seafront you'll learn about Belgium's fishing industry and this important world port. Check out the various activities and exhibitions — there are installations on Zeebrugge and World War II. Cruise to Belgium and visit the Russian submarine and West Hinder, the lighthouse-ship. Kids will love the pirate island and the ball pit.
Bruges, Belgium Fries with Mayonnaise
A container with fries topped with mayonnaise

Local Cuisine

Sample some classic Belgian fries, served with mayo rather than ketchup. Got a sweet tooth? Seek out Belgian waffles, or indulge in a delicious bowl of hot chocolate at The Old Chocolate House. Meanwhile, seafood is Zeebrugge's main food group of choice — the dish moules frites combines mussels with the city's signature fries.
Bruges, Belgium Traditional Home Souvenirs
Various miniature traditional home souvenirs in Bruges, Belgium

Shopping

The best shopping in Bruges is within walking distance of the historic town center. Purchase chocolate at The Chocolate Line, Dumon or Choco-Story's gift shop. Pick up a miniature Bruges house at a traditional handicraft store. If you're visiting between March and November, explore the flea market along the Dijver every Saturday and Sunday.

Day 3: Cruising

Day 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Family Skating at the Sea Plex
Family Fun at the Skate Rink
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
North Star Lounge Chairs
North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck

North Star®

It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule — winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.
SeaPlex Arcade
Xbox One Consoles at the SeaPlex Arcade

SeaPlex®

The largest indoor active space at sea is only on Royal Caribbean®. Basketball and bumper cars — it's the first time you'll ever play like this on a cruise.  
Ripcord by iFly Instructor with a Kid
Boy Enjoying the iFly with Instructor

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving — and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.

Day 4: Oslo, Norway

Day 4
Oslo
Norway
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Oslo, Norway, Aerial View
An aerial view of Oslo, Norway
Things to do in
Oslo
From 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Oslo combines the modern and the historical into a heady stew of Scandinavian cool. With a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, Oslo retains remnants of its past, with medieval ruins alongside charming wooden houses in the Old Town. At the same time, locals embrace their town's reputation as one of the world's most modern cities. The Opera House's striking design invites you to walk on the roof before you explore the sleek interior during your Oslo cruise. Don't miss the Munch Museum, a treasure trove of works by the artist behind "The Scream." Examine ancient ships up close at the Viking Museum. See Olso's quirky side at Frogner Sculpure Park, where you'll find whimsical art in a soothing green setting.
Oslo, Norway, Akershus Fortress
The Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway

Fortified History

Construction of Akerhus Castle and Fortress began in 1299, and the structure has fended off a number of attacks since then. It's also been a royal residence and a prison, so there's a lot of history to take in. Don't miss the great views over the harbor while you're here.
Insider tip
The Munch Museum isn't just for enthusiasts of its namesake painter — it also stages regular exhibitions that highlight some of the world's greatest artists.
Oslo, Norway, Holkmenkolen ski jump
View of the Holkmenkolen ski jump in Oslo, Norway

Slope Excursion

The observation deck at the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump offers 360-degree views of the city. But it's the Ski Museum that really delivers, with thousands of years of skiing history right up to modern times, as well as polar exploration artifacts.
Insider tip
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is right by the Viking museum and highlights traditional handicrafts, Sami culture, folk costumes and traditional toys.
Oslo, Norway, The fountain in Vigeland Sculpture park
A fountain in Vigeland Sculpture park in Oslo, Norway

Stroll With the Arts

Frogner Park is the largest sculpture park made by a single artist in the world, with over 200 sculptures of varying sizes rendered in iron, bronze and granite. The collection of sculptures in the park's middle section is particularly of note; only wander there if you're strong of heart, and don't bring the kiddos.
Insider tip
The harbor is perfect for a stroll or a stop at one of the many bars and restaurants for refreshment and some outstanding views across the water.
Oslo, Norway, Herring Fillet Sandwich
A herring fillet sandwich

Local Cuisine

In Oslo, hearty traditional fare is as popular as hip international cuisine. The popular Grunerlokka neighborhood is the perfect place to grab a bite. For a taste of down-home Norway, seek out local cod, hake or herring served with local garnishes like pea puree and pickled red onions. With cruises to Oslo, you can head to an Indian spot for samosas and fried king prawns — the local bounty shows up in the international eats, too.
Oslo, Norway, Wood Carvings
Various wood carvings

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Oslo has it all — whether you love big malls and department stores or prefer small boutiques, antique shops and markets. The hip Grunerlokka district offers that well-known Scandinavian cool. Stop here for top international designer outlets and smaller shops offering traditional items like sterling silver jewelry and handmade woodcrafts.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Jamie's Italian Spinach Rotolo
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FOR FOODIES
Jamie's Italian Lobster Al Forno
Delicious Lobster Al Forno

Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house — all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs.
Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Day 6: Hamburg, Germany

Day 6
Hamburg
Germany
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Hamburg, Germany, Alster River
The Alster River in Hamburg, Germany
Things to do in
Hamburg
From 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Known in German as Tor zur Welt — the Gateway to the World — Hamburg is Germany's most cosmopolitan metropolis. Come here to stand before architectural landmarks, like the towering neo-renaissance Hamburg Rathaus and the baroque Church of St. Michael. Cruise to Germany to experience the lively restaurant and bar scene along the River Elbe, and take in the maritime scenery of Hamburg Harbor, Europe's third-busiest port. Steep yourself in international influence in the Sankt Pauli district, which has a Chinatown that dates back to the 1890s. Or delight in the distinctly German character of Moenckebergstrasse, with its classic churches and old-school European vibe.
Hamburg, Germany, Town Hall
Frontal view of the town hall in Hamburg, Germany

Gain a New Perspective

Hamburg has more museums than almost any other city in Europe, but the best way to gain an education is by visiting the historical sights themselves. Visit the Rathaus City Hall, with a 19th-century facade making for a perfect backdrop for selfies. Then, ascend the steps of the baroque Church of St. Michael to enjoy a panorama from 432 feet in the air.
Insider tip
Hamburg is a huge city, so limit the scope of your sightseeing. Plan to stroll through Sankt Pauli or take a harbor cruise, but not both.
Hamburg, Germany, Famous Speicherstadt Warehouse District
A boat traveling through a canal in the famous Speicherstadt warehouse district in Hamburg, Germany

Venice of the North

Did you know Hamburg has more canals than Venice? A Hamburg harbor boat trip is one of the most exciting things to do here. Cruise through the historical warehouses along the Speicherstadt canal for a breathtaking experience.
Insider tip
If the weather is good, consider taking advantage of the city's StadtRad bike rental service, which offers affordable rates to make it easy to explore Germany's most bike-friendly cities.
Hamburg, Germany, Beer in Glass Mug
Beer in glass mugs in Germany

Toast the World

Your Hamburg cruise probably won't stop in the middle of the night, but you can still appreciate the fun of the Sankt Pauli nightlife district. Many of its bars are open during daytime hours. Want to learn about the roots of the local brew? Check out Groninger Privatbrauerei, a baroque building where they brew a much-loved Pils.
Insider tip
Though not among Hamburg's most popular attractions, the Elbe River beaches between Ovelgonne and Blankenese offers a quirky place to spend your Hamburg cruise break.
Hamburg, Germany, Franzbrotchen Pastry
A franzbrotchen pastry in Hamburg, Germany

Local Cuisine

Food in Hamburg has nothing to do with what you know as hamburgers. Herring is the most common fish here — it's served marinated in vinegar and fried as Brathering, a popular choice for lunch or dinner. Hamburger Hummersuppe, on the other hand, is a creamy lobster-based soup, while Hamburg sweets include sugary Franzbrotchen pastry and Hamburger Speck candies.
Hamburg, Germany, Souvenir Beer Steins
An assortment of souvenir beer steins in Germany

Shopping

In addition to being cosmpolitan and chic, Moenckebergstrasse is Hamburg's most iconic shopping street. Stop in at the aptly named Art of Hamburg near the harbour to find forward-thinking fashions and handcrafted bags and other accessories during your Germany cruise. Take a trip back in time at Walter Eisenberg der Mutzenmacher, a classic hat shop, or take home an ornate beer stein.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Couple Enjoying the Solarium on Enchantment of the Seas
Couple Enjoying the Sun on the Solarium
SUN DRENCHED DAYS
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Girl Body Surfing
Young Girl Body Surfing on Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Couple with their Kids in the Pool
Family Swimming and Enjoying the Pool

Pools

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.

Day 8: Paris, France

Day 8
Paris
Le Havre, France
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Paris (Le Havre), France, Eiffel Tower
View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Things to do in
Paris
From 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Paris is an iconic city — a melange of everything artistic and sublime, with a worldwide reputation for excellence in cuisine, fashion, architecture and the fine arts. After you take the drive in from the port (just over two hours), hit the streets to see the city's monumental landmarks: Pass through the Arc de Triomphe, and stand in the presence of the Eiffel Tower. The beauty here is only matched by the history and culture. Cruise to Paris to feel the cool morning air outside Gothic Notre Dame cathedral, and see works from prehistoric to postmodern at the Louvre. At evening, walk the lamplit avenues as restaurants' wooden tables and rattan chairs spill onto the sidewalks and terraces. Pull up a seat, order a glass of vin rougeand a plate of pate on toast, and dive in.
Paris (Le Havre), France, Famous Gargoyles
Famous gargoyles overlooking the city of the Paris, France

Astounding Architecture

Climb the steps of the heaven-scratching Eiffel Tower for panoramic views of Paris. Then, head to the gargoyle-clad Notre Dame, perhaps the most famous cathedral in the world. And don't miss the Romano-Byzantine influences of the unique Sacre Coeur Basilica.
Insider tip
Take the time to stroll the streets of Paris and find restaurants, boutiques and bars hidden inside little nooks.
Paris (Le Havre), France, The Louvre
View of The Louvre museum in Paris, France

Home of the Arts

Paris is home to perhaps the most famous museum on Earth, the Louvre. It houses the equally well-known "Mona Lisa." But Paris is also home to Musee d'Orsay, an impressionist art hub, as well as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, focused on the decorative arts.
Insider tip
Scout for impressive views of the city by reaching the top decks of buildings and landmarks.
Paris (Le Havre), France, Parisian Cafe
View of a typical Parisian cafe in Paris, France

Hang With the Locals

Escape the beaten paths and discover a side of Paris few tourists get to see. Cruise to Paris and head to Canal St. Martin to find hip boutiques and cafes with verandas overlooking the water. Then, head to the less-crowded top decks of Montparnasse Tower or the Arc de Triomphe for Paris vistas.
Insider tip
Sample Parisian desserts beyond macarons and chocolate-filled croissants. Try local sables or pates de fruits.
Paris (Le Havre), France, Escargot Dish
Escargots on a white plate with a side of sliced bread

Local Cuisine

You'll find Paris' Michelin-starred restaurants in the neighborhoods lining either side of the Seine. Head there at the noon hour for lower-priced lunch menus. Feeling adventurous? Try French classics like escargot and bone marrow on toast. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss le Paris-Brest, a circular cake filled with praline cream during your Paris cruise.
Insider tip
Leave time for getting to and from the port: Paris and Le Havre are just over two hours apart.
Paris (Le Havre), France, Designer Storefront
A typical designer storefront in Paris, France displaying shoes and handbags

Shopping

The Champ Elysees may be the most famous shopping avenue in Paris, with designer boutiques and global chain stores But it's in lesser-known neighborhoods — like North Marais and Rue du Chateau d'Eau — where you can find one-of-a-kind and handcrafted jewelry and goods, as well as the city's funkier fashion options.

Day 9: Southampton, England

Day 9
Southampton
England
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Southampton, England, Yachts docked at Ocean Village Marina
Yachts docked at the Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, England
Things to do in
Southampton
Arrives at 5:30 AM
Located on England's South Coast, Southampton is a city full of surprises. Home to one of the largest ports in Europe, the city has a lot to offer people passing through for the day. Step back in time and explore the old town — walk along the medieval town walls, parts of which date back to 1290. Visit Bargate, a medieval gatehouse built by Normans in the 12th century. Check out SeaCity Museum and learn about what it would have been like to set sail on the Titanic in 1912 — Southampton is where the historic ship left port. Or venture out and explore the Hampshire countryside: Iconic Stonehenge is just a one-hour drive away.
Southampton, England, Stonehenge
View of Stonehenge in England

Prehistoric Adventure

Located just an hour from Southampton, Stonehenge is one of the most well-known prehistoric sites in all of Europe. Wander around the miraculous stone circle and transport yourself back in time when Neolithic engineers used only simple tools to build the huge monument — it's believed they hauled those massive stones over 240 miles from Wales without the use of machines.
Southampton, England, SeaCity Museum
The entrance to the SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England

A Port of Importance

Southampton is home to one of the largest ports in the UK and millions of travelers pass through each year. In 1912, the most famous of those travelers would pass through as they set out to America onboard the Titanic. Southampton's SeaCity museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the events that happened aboard that famous ship.
Southampton, England, The Bargate Close Up View
Close up view of The Bargate gatehouse in Southampton, England

Play Knights in Armor

Step back into the medieval era and walk the old walls of the city. Built to protect the town from attack by sea, most of the wall is still standing, leaving visitors a spectacular view of Southampton and the sea. Watch as boats enter the port city, and see how it would have been if you were a knight on watch hundreds of years ago.
Southampton, England, Fish and chips
Traditional fish and chips in England

Local Cuisine

Head to the pub for a refreshing glass of ale to pair with crispy, mouthwatering fish and chips. If fried food isn't your thing, go in for a salad with fresh watercress, the peppery green that the Hampshire region is famous for. You'll also find upscale fare based on England's most-loved flavors: Try chicken with Indian-inspired vegetable pakora and tandoori puree or braised Hampshire beef with ale cream.
Southampton, England, Various Antiques
Various antiques at a market

Shopping

Shop for big-name brands galore at Westquay Shopping Centre, the premier shopping destination of the South Coast. Head to Bedford Place for independent shops and boutiques — the country's oldest traditional shoemaker is located here. On weekends, wander down the road to Bar Street to check out the local market for antiques, crafts, vintage accessories and jewelry.

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