Southampton is a world-class port and one of Britain's busiest, both for freight and for passenger ships, thus bringing great levels of businesspeople and tourism to England's south coast and Southampton apartments.
SITU has a prime selection of serviced apartments in Southampton, outclassing property options as the best accommodation there is. Our short-stay apartments in Southampton have fully-fitted kitchens, en-suite rooms, communal areas if you wish and relaxing living and dining areas.
Whether it’s city centre apartments you are looking for or Southampton accommodation in other great locations such as near the seafront, SITU has made sure that you can select the type of short-term accommodation in Southampton that will best suit your needs and allow you to make the most of your work and leisure time in this lively city by the sea.
Southampton is a port city located in the southeast of England in the historic county of Hampshire. Southampton lies at the most northern point of the tidal estuary of Southampton Water and is close to the New Forest, southern England’s largest remaining area of unenclosed heath and woodland.
Southampton has amazing transport links, making it easy to travel around the rest of the south, the UK, and to connect to overseas destinations. As well as Southampton Airport, there are two ferry ports, a cruise port, and rail, coach, and road links. Southampton itself is also an easy city to get around since most of it is flat and there is a good pedestrian system. Two motorways, the M3 and M27, make both the city and serviced accommodation in Southampton 'easy access'.
The strength of Southampton’s economy is predicted to continue in the long term, with Southampton City Council and its partners committed to developing the city centre.
The Ocean Village and port have been major drivers of Southampton’s economy in terms of industry and commerce, and the docks are still one of the city’s major employers today. Southampton remains a significant port for luxury cruise ships and is the largest freight port on the Channel coast as well as in terms of tonnage in the UK industry.
Southampton also has two well-respected universities: Southampton University and Southampton Solent University. Southampton’s college, City College Southampton, has a wide range of courses and apprenticeships in further and higher education. Student accommodation in Southampton is varied, with halls of residence, shared housing and even self-catering accommodation in Southampton all available.
There are also several Southampton business parks, including the seventy-two-acre Science Park. The Solent Business Park lies between Southampton and Portsmouth near Junction 9 of the M27, again, with both Southampton Airport and Southampton train station nearby. A short-term rental in Southampton with the convenience of housekeeping and other services is just what you need to make your working time here as productive as possible.
Guests staying in SITU’s serviced apartments in Southampton can’t help but be curious about the story of this unique city. Southampton’s history as one of England’s most important ports depends on its location near London and Winchester, situated on a major estuary on the coast of the English Channel.
The area has been settled since the Stone Age, and first had a port in Saxon times. By the 14th century, Southampton’s port was the third-largest in England. Southampton’s population is thought to have been between 3000 to 4000 inhabitants at this time.
After a decline in the 17th century, Southampton’s fortunes picked up again after a royal visit by Prince Frederick popularised sea bathing, which was thought to be beneficial to health. Trade improved during the 18th century and by the early 19th century the port and the city were bustling once more.
During the 20th century, trade increased across the Atlantic, and Southampton continued to boom in the 1930s as a port for passengers as well as trade. In the 1980s and 1990s some of the old docks were redeveloped into shops, offices, and marinas, and today Southampton is thriving, with improvements being made to the city and the continued redevelopment of some of the quays.
Southampton’s attractions are many and varied, with a wealth of things to see and do. Of course, choosing to stay in SITU’s short-stay apartments in Southampton means that you have the flexibility to build your excursions any way you choose, with a tranquil home-from-home to return to at any time of day.
Although Southampton Castle has now mostly disappeared, half of the 14th-century town walls remain. The iconic Bargate, the main gate to old Southampton town, still stands and is a must-see for visitors to the city. For an exciting aviation-themed day out, visit one of Southampton’s museums, the Solent Sky Museum, and immerse yourself in the development of the area’s aviation – you can even see a Spitfire and the largest flying boat in the world.
Some of the best high-street names are in Southampton’s shopping centres too, not to mention its interesting independent boutiques. Southampton’s restaurants offer a vast array of different dining experiences. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs in Southampton. There’s an enormous number to choose from, as well as cocktail bars, clubs, and wine bars. Overall, corporate lets in Southampton give you the flexibility to make the most of everything that this vibrant city has to offer.
Southampton International Airport (SOU) has links to many UK and European destinations. It’s located in the northeast of Southampton and is easily accessed via the M27 and M3 motorways.
There are plenty of amenities at the airport, as well as three car parks and a taxi rank. From here you can taxi transfer to and from your corporate housing in Southampton. Car hire is also available.
Southampton Central train station is located in Southampton city centre and runs direct services to and from cities all over the UK, including London Waterloo, London Victoria, Winchester, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, and Birmingham.
You can also get to local areas easily, as well as to Southampton Airport. If you need to travel to nearby areas for work, let SITU help you select the best short-term lets in Southampton near to the train station.
Southampton Bus Station is located on Harbour Parade and is served by several bus and coach companies that travel to many UK cities.
It’s also easy to explore central locations in Southampton and local towns and villages by local bus, with bus stops located across the area.