Category Archives: Outside-London

Southampton Football Stadium.

Day 8 – Southampton FC, Southampton, England

April 2015

Today we will be leaving Southampton travelling back to London for another four nights.  We will travel by train and booking had been made via megabus.com. Cost of the advance purchased ticket is at a crazy price of only £1. The train is comfortable, clean and with free wi-fi. It did a few stops along the way and the journey took 2 hours 39 minutes to reach London Waterloo train station.

First thing in the morning I’ve to top-up the fuel in our rented car before returning it back. After this, went to St Mary’s Football Stadium, home of Southampton FC and took a few photos as requested by my son. St Mary’s stadium is about 2 km from our hotel.

Southampton Football Stadium

Home of Southampton FC. St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Entrance for players.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Southampton Football Stadium rules.

Southampton Football Club. Southampton Football Club.
Gunwharf Quays

Day 7 – Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England

April 2015

Returning from Brighton towards Southampton, we made a stopover at Portsmouth more particularly to Gunwharf Quays. The drive is just over 1½  hours and Gunwharf Quays is another discount outlet like McArthur Glen in Swindon. My wife bought Fossil watches for each of our children.

For Muslim travelers, there is a halal restaurant, Roosters Piri Piri opposite the entrance of Spinnaker Tower. They serve nice Syrian dishes.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays designer outlet.

Gunwharf Quays

Outlets in Gunwharf Quays.

Gunwharf Quays

Ralph Lauren yet to be opened in August 2015.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays.

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays.

Gunwharf Quays

Spinnaker Tower on the water front.

Gunwharf Quays

Entrance to Spinnaker Tower.

Gunwharf Quays

Halal Roosters Piri Piri restaurant opposite Spinnaker Tower entrance.

Gunwharf Quays

Halal Roosters Piri Piri restaurant.

Gunwharf Quays

Roosters Piri Piri’s halal menu.

Brighton Pier.

Day 7 – Brighton Pier, Brighton, England

April 2015

Had seen several documentaries on Brighton Pier and one of the ‘must see’ attraction I do not want to miss. The early morning drive from Southampton to Brighton Pier takes about 2 hours. Upon reaching about 10:20 a.m. the whole of Brighton town and pier was cover in mist and temperatures in the single digit.

Quite an amazing construction as the pier reaches far out into the sea. But to my dismay, Brighton Pier is solely an amusement park with many food outlets and that’s just about it. A place you definitely going to spend money. A lot of it …… if you bring kids.

Brighton Pier.

Jutting out 1,722 ft into the sea.

The wooden floors of Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

Inside Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

Amusement section on Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

View on Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

View on Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier

Overlooking Brighton Town at 11:45 a.m.

Brighton Pier

Another view of Brighton town.

10:20 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
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