Adventures around Southamptonwith PlusBus

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RMS Titanic left from Southampton in 1912 and you'll find reminders of its famously tragic voyage in museums and memorials, including an interactive model in the Sea City museum near the railway station. Besides Southampton's maritime heritage, there are interesting buildings and museums, great food and coastal walks. These are just a few of the hundreds of adventures you can have with a PlusBus ticket around Southampton. Just add PlusBus to your train ticket for a day’s unlimited bus travel around the city.

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  • Great for: abbey | city walls | coastal walk | food and drink | historic houses | museums |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Have supper at Lakaz Maman

    The Winner of Masterchef 2012, Shelina Permalloo has opened a cheerful, cosy restaurant in Southampton with mouthwatering Mauritian food. It’s in the Bedford Place area, packed with elegant Georgian buildings and tempting eateries.

    • Book ahead for a table in Lakaz Maman as it’s understandably popular. The name means “Mum’s House” and Shelina’s mum Shila is responsible for some of the most popular recipes, like crispy, curried potato and pea samosas, with a tangy mint and coriander chutney.
    • Getting the bus to Lakaz Maman is simple. Hop on bus U1A from Southampton Central railway station. On the six-minute journey, you’ll pass the tall clocktower of the SeaCity Museum and a memorial to the Titanic Engineers in East Park with an angel presiding over it. Get off at the stop called Giddy Bridge and walk a couple of minutes to the restaurant. It’s a few steps back down the road, right into Waterloo Terrace and second right into Bedford Place.
    • There are plans to make this area even more pedestrian friendly and it’s already a nice place for an after-dinner stroll. Wander round the corner and back past the bus stop to find the London Road Brew House, a big, welcoming venue with an onsite microbrewery, stacks of boardgames and a pizza oven.
    • Bus U1C runs frequently from nearby Giddy Bridge back to the railway station until nearly midnight.
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