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The historic city of Southampton is a treasure trove of hidden gems. It has been a hub for transport and commerce for thousands of years and its medieval walls have borne witness to some of the most pivotal moments in English history. Today our city is a thriving port, the largest in the UK.

Businesses globally are bringing their conferences and events to the waterfront city of Southampton, and we’d like to welcome many more.

Key facts for conference and event organisers

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  • Over 3000 hotel bedrooms
  • 78 miles from London
  • 2300 theatre style largest venue
  • Served by Southampton International Airport
  • 75 minutes by rail into London Waterloo
  • 2 theatres
  • Over 200 bars and restaurants
  • A Cultural Quarter
  • 2 Waterfront Marinas
  • 2 Art Galleries
  • £2 billion investment since 2012
  • 2 International Sporting Grounds (St Marys Stadium & Hampshire County Cricket at the Ageas Bowl)
  • Award winning retail
  • 2 universities with event spaces
  • More than 2400 acres of parks, many with outdoor event spaces

Destination Southampton Conference Bureau

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Destination Southampton Conference Bureau has been established for 20 years assisting event organisers with their requirements. The bureau offers a free, unbiased, professional, time-saving, venue finding service for all organisers.

Submit a venue enquiry here LINK

In addition we offer full event management services, support with arranging delegate transport and transfers, accommodation bookings, conference dinner events and much more. Visit for more information or contact the team:

Tel: 0345 226 9944

Invest in Southampton

A comprehensive service is available for businesses considering relocating or expanding, and investors seeking commercial development opportunities. To find out more see our Invest in Southampton page.

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