Southampton Shopping Tour, Southampton (Self Guided)

Southampton has tons of great shopping, containing streets lined with souvenir shops, boutiques, markets and more. You can buy a precious piece of jewelery at Roux Jewellers, get fresh fruits and vegetables at Bargate Markets, or enjoy a pleasant walk down High Street. Discover Southampton’s best shopping in the following tour.
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Southampton Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Southampton Shopping Tour
Guide Location: England » Southampton (See other walking tours in Southampton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: Maia
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The Glass Lady

1) The Glass Lady

The Glass Lady is one of the most popular designers of top quality glass and crystal pieces. Founded in 1984, it still has a great reputation for quality and service. If you are looking for a special gift or something beautiful for the home, you should visit this wonderful shop. It features a wide selection of glass and crystal, from simple vases and custom glasses, to clocks and picture frames.
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Bargate Street

2) Bargate Street (must see)

Bargate Street is a short road that contains some excellent fashion stores and boutiques. On the corner of Castle Way and Portland Terrace, you'll find the famous West Quay Centre, the county's shopping mecca.
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Bargate Markets

3) Bargate Markets

Every Friday, the Old Town hosts Southampton’s largest market fair, with over 50 stalls offering a variety of goods, including the freshest vegetables, fruits, Mediterranean olives, leather goods, crafts and much more.
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Above Bar Street

4) Above Bar Street

Above Bar Street is Southampton’s main shopping area. Besides cafes and restaurants, you can enjoy its many shops, such as British Book Shops, Our Price, where you will find a great selection of music, Picketts & Pursers for beautiful jewelery and much more.
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Bridge Gallery

5) Bridge Gallery

The Bridge Gallery features a variety of artworks and frames made of wood and aluminum. Custom framing is also available here, as well as frame repair. Be sure to check out its selection of stunning modern art and find something special to take home.

Walking Tours in Southampton, England

Create Your Own Walk in Southampton

Create Your Own Walk in Southampton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Southampton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

One of England’s major seaports, Southampton went down in recent history primarily as the place from which the Titanic embarked on her maiden, ill-fated voyage in 1912. The local Maritime Museum and Titanic memorial pay tribute to that event, while Tudor House & Garden, together with the Museum of Archaeology, display artifacts covering over eight centuries of the city's history from...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Upper Southampton Walk

Upper Southampton Walk

Upper Southampton is very beautiful, with many green parks and interesting attractions, including the Civic Centre, Nuffield Theatre and John Hansard Gallery. Check these out and more in the following tour of upper Southampton’s best spots!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Southampton Religious Tour

Southampton Religious Tour

Southampton contains many great houses of worship. It is home to a number of beautiful churches, rich in history and heritage, that are worth visiting. Discover the beauty of England’s religious landmarks, starting with St. Joseph's Church, in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
History and Art Tour in Southampton

History and Art Tour in Southampton

Southampton is a large beautiful city and a popular spot for tourists. It has a variety of interesting cultural attractions to visit, including museums, theaters, beautiful buildings and much more. Discover England’s tradition of art and history in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Southampton Waterfront Walk

Southampton Waterfront Walk

Southampton is a large city with a lot of interesting attractions. Its various landmarks of England’s heritage, including the Maritime Museum, an aviation museum and others are well worth visiting. Check out the best Southampton Waterfront attractions in the following tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Southampton for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Southampton has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Southampton, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.