Why Southampton should be top of the list for your next city break


Holidays are not cancelled (touch wood) for the moment so now is a great time for a city break and what better city could there be than Southampton? With its parks, attractions, restaurants and shopping you have everything you need on the doorstep.

Take a step out of your EdKa Room property and simply walk straight into the hustle and bustle of the city centre. All of our properties are centrally located meaning you can just walk to the shops on the high street. If you’re going to spend the day shopping, you can save yourself a small fortune in parking by walking into the city centre unless you are planning a shopping spree of course. One of our biggest attractions is West Quay Shopping Centre. Take a look at their website for a great shopping guide and you can even check to see how busy it is before you leave. 

There is more to Southampton than just shops. Southampton is steeped in hundreds of years’ worth of history. The old walls that surround the city centre can be viewed by anyone. We could talk all day about the attractions but there are so many within the city centre you wouldn’t even need to leave the area! This is a great guide by Visit Southampton on the historical hot spots. 

If you’re looking for something a little more up-beat, then bowling should be top of the list. Hollywood Bowl are located next to the main West Quay Car Park or go for a swim (restriction permitting) in The Quays swimming and diving complex. 

When it comes to food Southampton certainly knows how to have a good time! We may be limited to a 10pm close now but restaurants are all still open and will continue to be restriction permitting. Watermark West Quay has over 20 places to eat with huge names you’ll recognise. But what about the lesser known foodie outlets? You’ll need to head over to Oxford Street where you’ll find Max’s Brasserie. It’s a personal favourite of ours and the food is divine!

We can’t forget one of our biggest assets in the city which is the proximity to the water. Follow the high street all the way to the end and you’ll end up on the pier. If you fancy going out onto the water, there are plenty of boat tour operators still operating. You can charter something fancy with a bottle of fizz or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous you can take a RIB ride. Southampton RIB Charter is the place to look for all your boating needs. 

If you need any more reasons to book a city break just ask us! We’ll gladly help you plan your stay. 

Remember to book direct for extra benefits such as early check in for no extra charge! You can check prices and availability via our website

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Why House Parties Are The Best Kind Of Party

At EdKa Room we love a good house party and we’ve even got the perfect place host one – Queens Terrace our gorgeous 5 bedroom house located in the centre of Southampton. It’s certainly not your average 5 bedroom house, the master bedroom features a whirlpool bath and the lounge, kitchen and diner can comfortably fit your entire family for a get together.

It’s all in the details

Deciding to organise a special event is the best bit but arranging it too is hard work! Trying to co-ordinate all of your family and friends, booking a restaurant and looking for somewhere to go afterwards, negotiating getting the area decorated and making sure everyone’s needs are catered to. Which is why a house party works best, it’s one venue to organise, no need to worry about people turning up late and the awkward bit at the end where you split the bill.

You choose the music, you choose the drinks and with 5 bedrooms available your family can stay the night too!

Deck the halls!

If you’re going to host the party of all parties then you need to make it look pretty stylish right? Queens Terrace is already a pretty swish setting to host the party, all you need to do is add the decorations! Put up the balloons, banners, sprinkles and make it truly special.

It truly is your personal little venue to entertain your friends as you wish. Why not hire in a magician for the kids or a beauty therapist to provide some luxury to your mates? We’ve got some great contacts on hand of people we can hire in on your behalf.

Feeding the masses

You really are spoilt for choice in Southampton when it comes to food, there are literally hundreds of eat in or take out options. One of our personal favourites is Max’s Brassiere which is located behind Queens Terrace. They’ll cook up a storm and then deliver it to the door.

If you’re a buffet fan then you can bring in your own food, we are after all a self-catering property and making your own buffet can be a great option to keep costs down.

FacebookTake a look at Max's Brasserie here!

The aftermath

We’re pretty good at cleaning, but you’ll need to do your bit too. Make sure you take all your rubbish home with you. We run a tight ship and have to get the property looking spic and span again for the next guest.

If you think you’d like to book a party at EdKa Room whether it be a Hen Night, Birthday or other special occasion we’ve got you covered. Check out our package page here.

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