Plan your Christmas Shopping break in Southampton

With the festive season peaking over the horizon, you may be starting to think about how you’re going to tackle this year’s Christmas shop! Why not make it more of an experience this year and enjoy a stay at one of our many Southampton hotels. You’ll be right on the doorstep of some of the best shopping centres and festive high streets in and around Southampton. Start planning your Christmas Shopping break in Southampton now…

West Quay – Southampton

West Quay shopping centre is perhaps the best place to go this Christmas if you’re looking for efficiency. The grand four-story shopping centre is home to over 100 shops, so you’ll be almost guaranteed to find something for everyone. All without stepping a single-foot back outside. You’ll also find Southampton’s German’s Christmas Market from Thursday 14 November – Monday 23 December.


Looking for a more unique and festive way to do your shopping? Then Winchester is the answer. The city is a perfect destination for a warm and welcoming shop, as the streets fill with market stalls, Christmas lights and festive spirit! It may not have the usual high street shops, but instead Winchester boasts a unique selection of boutique and independent shops where you will find gifts that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

Gunwharf Quays – Portsmouth

This outlet centre is a perfect location to pick up leading designer brands for up to 60% off! Big name brands such as Jack Wills, Jaeger, Levi’s and Ralph Lauren are just a fraction of the shops you can find here. To compliment your Christmas shop, there are various restaurants to wind down after a hectic day of shopping.

Festival Place Shopping Centre – Basingstoke

Renamed ‘Festive Place’ for the Christmas period, this shopping centre makes for a great shopping experience for families. The air will be full of Christmas spirit, and with over 140 shops, this will be the only trip you make to get every single present you need. Plus, when you need a refuel, pick from one of the 20 different restaurants on offer!

Whiteley Shopping Centre

The shopping centre in Whiteley is perfect for anyone looking for a calmer and quieter Christmas shop. Much smaller than the other shopping destinations on this list, Whiteley is still a great place to shop. Especially if you need to do some last minute present shopping!

Fareham Shopping Centre

This small and efficient shopping centre is the perfect place to do a smaller Christmas shop. You can avoid the crowds of the larger centres, whilst still having the option to browse big name brands like Topshop, River Island and Next.