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.
Home of Southampton FC. St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.
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 designer outlet.
Outlets in Gunwharf Quays.
Ralph Lauren yet to be opened in August 2015.
Spinnaker Tower on the water front.
Entrance to Spinnaker Tower.
Halal Roosters Piri Piri restaurant opposite Spinnaker Tower entrance.
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.