Books about Southampton, England

About the city of Southampton, England

The city and port of Southampton are located on the south coast of England close to the New Forest National Park.

History and Tourism

Southampton is said to have the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls in England.

Tourist attractions include Southampton Maritime Museum, the SeaCity Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery, RMS Titanic and the Southampton Boat Show which is held in September each year.


Sports popular in and around the city of Southampton include football, cricket, hockey and amateur men's and women's rugby in addition to yachting and other water sports.

See news from or mentioning Southampton.

In the News:

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance - 29 Apr '16

New ultrasonic device to improve medical instrument hygiene - 16 Sep '15

Eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy - 24 Feb '15

Scientists to develop wearable technology incl. smart trousers - 23 Feb '15

Food products free of colourings associated with hyperactivity (UK) - 2 Apr '14

Exposure to sunlight reported to lower blood pressure - 20 Jan '14

Avastin and Lucentis equally effective for treating wet AMD - 19 Jul '13

Outgoing people tend to be happier later in life - 17 Jul '13

Depictions of human-like winged-beings have been discovered throughout the ancient world.

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