Welcome to SeeSouthampton

“Our Hidden History Guided Tours will restart on 26th June. They will run on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30 and 1.30, from the lions at the Bargate. Just turn up and pay the guide £6, to include a Heritage Map.
Our Mayflower Exhibition at The Westgate will also soon be open. It’s free, but you must book an slot appointment by emailing info@seesouthampton with a suggested date and time.
Further information will appear here shortly, or you may wish to look at our Facebook Page facebook.com/seesouthampton , which we will endeavour to keep up-to-date.
All tours and the Exhibition will include the current Covid precautions.
Please note this web-site is under revision, and information elsewhere than on this page may be out-of-date. 12th May 2021.”

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See Southampton – The home of Southampton’s most recently established, award-winning tour guiding group for individuals and visiting groups, with innovative and active guides who are committed to showing you the very best of Southampton. Experience tour guiding at its best, with qualified English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking guides.

Southampton has a tremendous amount of Hidden History, told in the wide variety of walks and talks that See Southampton offers. We believe that taking part in a walking tour should not only be enlightening, but also entertaining and remembered as a highlight to your visit in Southampton.

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Southampton England

Southampton is well known for its maritime history and being the Cruise Capital of Europe. Before cruise ships arrived Southampton’s ‘safe harbour’ provided a connection to the Continent for invading Roman and Viking armies. Today Southampton’s location – at the centre of the south coast and at the head of Southampton Water, sheltered by the Isle of Wight – creates conditions for a ‘double-tide’. London in 90mins by train and direct connections to the capital via the motorway network and Southampton Airport is just a short drive from the city centre. Explore all that the city has to offer, in the company of a See Southampton Tour Guide!

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 SeeSouthampton looks forward to meeting and greeting you in Southampton – more history than you ever imagined

The cruise Port of Southampton

We have a dedicated Team of foreign speaking guides who “Meet & Greet” directly in the Cruise Terminals

Are you a group of 6 or more?

All our theme walks can be individually booked to suit your schedule, interests and group size

award winning
When you take a tour with See Southampton you can rest assured you are doing so in the company of an award-winning, not for profit, organisation. Since its founding in 2015, SEE Southampton has received annual TripAdvisor ‘Certificates of Excellence’ and been recognised in Tourism South East’s ‘Beautiful South Awards for Excellence’ and local ‘SO Southampton’ awards.

These awards cover not just our walks, but our voluntary work in the community, talks in local libraries and meet and greets conducted by our much-valued Cruise Welcome team.

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Our Partners & Friends
Discover Southampton
Harwich Mayflower
ABP ShipMovements
Dancing Man Brewery
Sarah Harrison Music
The Grand Cafe Since 1865
We keep connected

See Southampton are pleased to work with a number of Partners and Friends in the city, and would be delighted to assist groups looking to arrange a package involving a walk and visit to partners listed on this page.

Our friends at the Southern Daily Echo publish weekly heritage articles written by See Southampton guides, keeping the history of Southampton very much alive and relevant for today’s audiences.

  • Dancing Man Brewery
  • Sea City Museum
  • The Grand Café
  • Tudor House & Garden
  • Solent Sky Museum
  • BlueDoor Estate Agents
  • Steamship Shieldhall
  • Mayflower Theatre
  • Mettricks Coffee in S’ton
  • West Quay Taxis
  • The Hythe Ferry
  • Discover Southampton

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