I promised myself that I would start spring with a visit to Southampton and this is exactly what I will do. I have already talked to my friends about going to Hampshire and they agreed that we should also visit Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Bournemouth and Eastleigh. Our reservations are already made; we will be staying at Novotel (1 West Quay Road) and at Travelodge (144 Lodge Road). We have also our transportation covered; one of those executive cars is enough to handle all of us traveling girls. We would have asked for one of those minibuses, but we figured it would be too much.
The first place that we will visit in Southampton is the City Art Gallery, as we are all Art Majors. I have already read about this art gallery and I have found out that they have an impressive collection of art. I am also hoping that we will have a great time visiting the National Oceanographic Centre. The important thing is that we create memories that are going to last for a lifetime. We will then return to our hotels, taking a taxi cab. When searching for the cab prices online, I also saw that they have wheelchair accessible taxi. This is great, as I might need to travel with my grandmother in the future.
I also arranged for an airport taxi to take us from Southampton to Gatwick airport. The 89 miles journey is going to be covered in just one hour and 34 minutes and we will have to pay around £161 for the fare. A part of the group can travel to Southampton airport; the journey is really short, 5 miles in 12 minutes and the price is genuinely affordable, £25 for a saloon car. On the road to Gatwick airport, we can stop at Premier Inn (Worting Road, Basingstoke) and at The Winchester Hotel (1 Worthy Lane, Winchester). As for eating, we would dine at The Crown (The Street, Basingstoke) and at The Black Rat Restaurant (88 Chesil Street, Winchester).