Nearby car parks
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Parking in Southampton City Centre
Home of the hovercraft, the Spitfire and one of the world’s most important deep water shipping ports, Southampton is an historically important city built on a maritime tradition that stretches back centuries. It’s filled with fascinating museums, one of the most highly respected universities in the world, and is associated the with ill-fated ship, the Titanic. In the heart of the city centre you’ll find the NCP Portland Terrace car park, offering pre-bookable spaces and season tickets, where you’re only a few minutes away from the busiest parts of the city.
Points of interest
One of the most iconic locations is Southampton Bargate, a medieval gatehouse that once stood at the entrance to the vast dock area. It now sits in the very heart of the city centre, and is home to a heritage centre. Southampton’s most important historic property is Tudor House, which, unsurprisingly, dates from the Tudor period. The house was built in the 15th century but the garden behind this typically black and white-beamed property goes back another 300 years. You’ll also find plenty of entertainment venues, as well as the various departments attached to the university spread across the city, all of which are within easy reach of Portland Terrace Southampton car park.
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West Quay retail park
Southampton has always been a trading centre, so it’s inevitable that it should have plenty of retail options on offer. West Quay Retail Park is one of the most recent, and is packed full of popular brands as well as offering easy access to entertainment, sporting facilities and restaurants. Parking at West Quay is in high demand, so pre-book a space at nearby Portland Terrace and you won’t have far to carry those bags full of bargains back to the car.
Marlands Shopping Centre
Another popular shopping centre is Marlands, built in 1991 and one of the city’s post-modern architectural gems. Bear in mind that there is no on-site parking at Marlands Shopping Centre, so make use of the nearby NCP Southampton car park at Portland Terrace. You can even pre-book your space so you’re sure of a spot right in the centre of town.
The heart of Southampton always has been and still is its docks. This massive port welcomes some of the world’s biggest ships, both commercial cargo ships and luxury cruisers. It was here that the hovercraft was developed, and today a ferry still runs from the docks to the Isle of Wight. It’s a busy, bustling area where parking is at a premium, so leave your car at Portland Terrace and walk through the centre of the town down to the dockside.
Originally simply known as the Guildhall, the O2 Guildhall is now one of the city’s premier entertainment venues, hosting national and international artists, bands, acts and shows all year round. Parking around the O2 can become very congested, so if you’re here for a show take the worry out of parking by pre-booking a space at the Portland Terrace car park.
Southampton Central Station
Southampton’s train station is a key transport hub for the whole of the south of England, and connects to London, the south east and along the south coast to Bournemouth and beyond. Parking around the station is very limited and strictly metred, so if you’re a regular commuter it makes sense to buy a season ticket for Portland Terrace car park, just a short walk away from the station.