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Southampton

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Things to do: nightlife, museums, sightseeing
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated 75mi south-west of London and 19mi north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area. The city, which is a unitary authority, has an estimated population of 253,651. The city's name is sometimes abbreviated in writing to "So'ton" or "Soton", and a resident of Southampton is called a Sotonian.Significant employers in the city of Southampton include The University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, ABP and Carnival UK. Southampton is noted for its association with the, the Spitfire and more generally in the World War II narrative as one of the departure points for D-Day, and more recently as the home port of a number of the largest cruise ships in the world. Southampton has a large shopping centre and retail park called WestQuay. In October 2014, the City Council approved a follow-up from the WestQuay park, called WestQuay Watermark. Construction by Sir Robert McAlpine commenced in January 2015. Hammerson, the owners of the retail park, aim to have at least 1,550 people employed on its premises at year-end 2016.
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Where to stay in Southampton

Accommodations in the city center are convenient, and a range of options is available. Alternatively, Ocean Village is a neighborhood close to the marina with hip pubs and restaurants. Hostels and B&Bs with affordable nightly rates populate Highfield and the neighborhoods that surround the university.
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