Fellow Sotonians - help!
Me and MrsSO5 (let’s call her ‘Kate’) have a few child-free days at the end of this week. ‘Let’s go away for a few days’ she says - ‘anywhere nice where you come from?’
‘Southampton’ I say, ‘jewel of the south - makes Venice look like Vladivostok’
Now, I was sort of joking, but she’s gone and booked the accommodation anyway
Some context -
- she grew up in Bath, and most of her family now live in Devon, so her standards are quite high.
- we did Winchester last year - which worked - she was impressed
- I haven’t lived in the SO postcode since the early 80s, so probably won’t be a decent guide to what’s on in Southampton
So - we have the best part of three days in the city that spawned this website. Part of the time will be a lunchtime game at SMS (‘I want to see what all the fuss is about’ she said) and, no doubt, a few beers after the game with some of you good people
But WTF else can I show her? Any ideas?
Pubs I know the Platform, Alex - any others with live music that don’t just cater for students?
History there’s a lot of it about - can show her the city wall? Is there anything worth going to see re Titanic, Blitz, D-day?
Art, theatre?? Not for me but she might like it
Weston shore - show her the oil refinery?
Hythe ferry for a view of the container port?
Ahhhhh! V grateful for Sotonian ideas