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The city of Southampton

01/12/2021 / Comments 0 / 105 / News 2021
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The city of Southampton is situated on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. It is approximately 15 miles (24 km) west of Portsmouth and 70 miles (110 km) from the southwest of London.

Southampton is also considered to be a major port for cruise and cargo ships and has been an important port for the South Coast of England during the Roman occupation of Britain which was around two thousand years ago. The port is also famous for being the departure point for the RMS Titanic. It also has a sadder story of being the home of around 500 hundred people who perished on her maiden voyage in 1912.

During the Second World War, the city of Southampton was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe causing immense damage to the city and surrounding areas. This was known as the Southampton Blitz. Southampton was a major departure point for the D-Day embarkment into Europe. In modern times, Southampton is now home to some of the world’s largest cruise ships.

The world-famous fighter plane, The Spitfire was built in the city too.


Another famous aspect of Southampton is that it’s home to Southampton Football Club who are currently competing in the English Premier League. Nicknamed “The Saints” the club is located at St Mary’s Stadium after relocating from “The Dell” which used to be their home for 103 years. 

Hampshire County Cricket Club are based fairly close to the city at the Rose Bowl in the West End. Southampton also has the honour of being home to one of the largest and highly rated hockey clubs in Hampshire.


Southampton Airport offers flights around the UK and some surrounding European countries and is connected to the city by a rail service from the airport to the city centre. There is also a frequent bus service too. Gatwick and Heathrow are linked to Southampton airport by a regular train service and National Express coaches.

Famous people

The novelist Jane Austen lived in Southampton for quite a few years and TV personality family favourite for decades, the great Benny Hill. More recently a singer who grew up on the Holyrood estate, Craig David. And another notable public figure, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer as of the 13th of February 2020 was born in the City of Southampton in 1980.

Famous used car dealership

Southampton is also home to the well-established family-run used car dealership called Best Price Car Sales. The used car dealership has three showrooms scattered across Southampton, with its main showroom and head office on 18 Paynes Road, Southampton SO15 3DJ.

Not only does Best Price Car Sales deal with local customers from Southampton and the surrounding areas but it also offers a nationwide free delivery service, due to its huge online and social media presence. Even in the midst of a national lockdown, the business was still able to operate a prompt and reliable service for customers as far afield as Scotland. By simply going on the Best Price Car Sales website, you’re able to browse 100s of quality used cars. If you’re unable to find the specific used car of your choice, we have connections to a number of partners and suppliers of quality used cars, so even if you are looking to buy a used car on finance, we can offer the best deals through our large portfolio of specialist lenders. 

To find out more about current offers and deals on quality used cars, call on 02380 225 666 and speak to a friendly advisor, or alternatively, click here to get an instant decision for car finance.


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