Southampton - Still Open For Business

Southampton - Still Open For Business

Despite the current difficult circumstances, there are still a number of ways you can access, interact with and support Southampton’s offering for visitors.


Although all non-essential retail businesses are now temporarily closed across the country, for many of your favourite brands and shops you can still buy online for home delivery so why not indulge in a little virtual retail therapy, be it for fashion, gadgets, beauty or entertainment. 

As well all the national retailers and big brands you’d normally find in the city centre, it’s worth checking if you can order online at your favourite independent store, for example W.J. French & Son for shoes or Vinilo for a new vinyl record release.

Please see the bottom of this article for a list of shops still open in the centre of Southampton.

Food & Drink

Pubs, restaurants and cafes are currently all temporarily closed, with the exception of those offering takeaway collection or delivery options, in line with Government guidance. The likes of Roosters Piri Piri, Co-Sushi, The Black Phoenix, Docks Coffee and Neds Noodle Bar are currently operating a delivery service. Check food delivery services such as Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat for more places in Southampton that are still delivering.

Banana Wharf are running a ‘Community Stall’ which will be open outside the restaurant every day from 10am-2pm selling essentials for those in the community who need it as well as offering dishes from the restaurant to take away. For more information head to their Facebook page.

Arts, Culture and Heritage

God’s House Tower – you can take a virtual tour of the new Exhibition ‘Those Who Look Out & Those Who Look Back’ by Laura Eldret & Paul Vivian here.

Get spooky from home, as the Southampton Ghost Tours are bringing the tours to you. Check their Facebook page and Youtube channel for live tours and videos! 

If you love going to the theatre why not see what’s on later in the year at the Mayflower Theatre and book something to look forward to with your friends and family. Nuffield Southampton Theatres are currently suspending ticket sales but check their website for updates as to when tickets are available to purchase. 

Gift Cards

If you have an upcoming present to buy or simply want to treat yourself then why not buy a gift card/voucher either to spend online or to save for a future date?

Many eateries, spas and beauty salons offer gift cards as well as retailers, entertainment venues and experience/activity providers. Westquay sell gift cards which last 12 months and are valid in the vast majority of its stores. Buying a gift card is also a great way to support businesses in this difficult time.


Support your favourite Southampton attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops by taking the time to leave a review of your most recent visit on TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google etc.

Open for Business

The shops listed below remain open* in line with Government guidance, as they sell essential items:

Please note you should currently only leave your house if absolutely necessary and should only be shopping for essential items. See the latest Government guidance here.

Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Barclays Bank
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm

Boots (Above Bar)
Monday to Saturday 8am – 7pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Boots (Retail Park)
Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Co-op Welcome (Harbour Parade)
Monday to Saturday 6am – 8pm
Sunday 8am – 8pm

Co-operative (High Street)
Monday to Sunday 6am – 8pm

Co-operative (Commercial Road)
Monday to Sunday 7am – 8pm

Dani Deea
Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Delikatesy Polski Smaczek
Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Food Warehouse
Monday to Saturday 8am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Monday to Sunday 10am – 3pm

Halifax (Above Bar)
Monday to Friday 10am-2pm

Holland and Barrett
Monday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 5pm

Leeds Building Society
Monday to Friday 10am – 3.30pm

Monday to Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Lloyds Bank
Monday to Saturday 10am – 2pm

Marks and Spencer (Foodhall)
Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm

Monday to Sunday 7am -7pm

Metro Bank
Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm

One Below
Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm 

Premier Supermarket
Monday to Sunday 8am – 5pm

RBS Royal Bank of Scotland
Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm

Rice Up Wholefoods
Monday to Friday 10am – 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

Monday to Sunday 7am – 9pm

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

Superdrug (Above Bar)
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 8.30am – 6pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Tesco Express (London Road)
Monday to Sunday 6am – 10pm

Tesco Express (High Street)
Monday to Sunday 6am – 10pm

The Co-operative Bank
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm

Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

WH Smith
Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 4pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Yorkshire Building Society
Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

*correct as of 6 April. 

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