We Miss You SO Much

Many of Southampton’s businesses, including shops, restaurants, attractions and leisure venues are currently closed due to the current national lockdown, and we miss you already!

Whilst you remain safe at home, Southampton is busy making sure everything is ready for you to enjoy when the city reopens. We can’t wait to welcome people back, as soon as guidelines allow.

In the meantime we'll shortly be adding to this page with links to which essential shops remain open in the city centre as well as businesses offering takeaway, delivery and click & collect services. We’ve also got some great digital content from the city’s cultural venues for you to explore from home.

Southampton From Your SOfa

Cultural venues across the city are creating online content ready for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa Discover podcasts, online art exhibitions, virtual seminars, talks and event as well as educational videos and resources. Bringing the best of Southampton straight into your homes, get exploring and stay connected to the city during lockdown. Click here to get started. 

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Supporting local businesses

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From your favourite independent store to your local branch of a national chain there are a number of ways you can continue to support local businesses whilst they remain closed. Why not try online shopping, ordering a takeaway from your favourite restaurant, planning your visit for when the city reopens or even something as simple as leaving a review to give them that much-needed boost. Find out more about how you can support Southampton in our blog here. 

Where is still open in Southampton?

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Essential businesses such as supermarkets, health shops, banks and hardware stores will remain open in Southampton under Government guidance. Go here to find a list of the essential businesses open in the city such as Superdrug, Rice Up Wholefoods and Specsavers and opening hours.

In addition, some businesses will be operating Click & Collect services so you can order online and pick up in-store. See our blog here for the full list. 

Your favourite food straight to your door

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Many cafés, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants have adapted their services so you can enjoy their tasty dishes and drinks in the comfort of your own home. Why not try some Mexican from Mexigo or Taco Bell or have a taste of the Caribbean at Turtle Bay? Head to our blog here to find out what you can get delivered to your door. 

Keep Southampton Safe


If you are visiting the city for essential shopping, to utilise the Click & Collect services available or for food collection please ensure you remain socially distanced from that outside of your household/support bubble and continue to wear a face-covering inside venues unless exempt. Please use the floor stickers when queuing both inside and outside businesses. Visit our Keep Southampton Safe page to read more about the measures we have put in place to make our city safe and ready for your return. 

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure content on this webpage is up-to-date in terms of COVID-19 restrictions, please always check the latest national and local guidance, as well as induvial businesses’ updates before making future plans.

*Information correct 13 January 2021*

Some of the safety measures have been implemented using some of the £225,000 from the England European Regional Development Fund. This marketing campaign aims to reassure, encourage and inspire residents in Southampton and the surrounding areas to visit the city which is safe and ready for their return. Visit Southampton and Southampton City Council will also be using some of the grant funding to amplify these messages through paid-for channels, such as: digital, local press, radio and leaflet drops. We will publish outcomes and results on this page once the campaign comes to an end.
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