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About Southampton, England
Southampton is the biggest city in Hampshire, on the south coast of England. Located 121km south-west of London and 31km north-west of Portsmouth, Southampton is an important port and the city nearest to the New Forest. It is positioned at the northernmost tip of Southampton Water, where the River Test and River Itchen meet. The city's population is more than 250,000.
As a way of getting around the south of England, car rental in Southampton is an extremely convenient option. You are close to seaside towns including Bournemouth and Bognor Regis, with inland cities such as Bath, Newbury, and Reading also within easy driving distance. Southampton itself has a strong maritime reputation and is famous for its association, not only with RMS Titanic, but also with modern cruise ships, some of which are the biggest in the world.
Southampton is the site of longest stretch of extant medieval walls in England, together with several interesting museums. These include the extensively refurbished Tudor House Museum, Southampton Maritime Museum, the archaeology museum God's House Tower, and the aviation museum Solent Sky. The SeaCity Museum is housed in the west wing of the civic centre and showcases Southampton's trading history and the RMS Titanic.