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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. 

For available hotels and spaces, you can look on the Southampton Regional Hoteliers Association webpage here. 

Key facts for conference and event organisers

Modern grey themed boutique hotel room in Ennios
  • Over 3,000 hotel bedrooms
  • 78 miles from London
  • 2,300 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 Utilita Bowl)
  • Award winning retail
  • 2 universities with event spaces
  • More than 2,400 acres of parks, many with outdoor event spaces

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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