WITH school holidays looming and staycations on the increase, Southampton City Council has revealed its top 10 things to do in the city.

The authority is urging residents and visitors to “escape into whole worlds of art, history and heritage at spots like Southampton City Art Gallery, Tudor House and Gardens, SeaCity Museum, parks and walking tours.

Discounts are also available at many of the locations using the new SO card.

Below is a list of the city council’s top 10 things to do in Southampton for under £10:

1. City Art Gallery.

The gallery houses one of the finest collections of art in the south, including over 5,000 works of art from the Renaissance to the present day.

2. Seacity Museum.

The city’s port of call for stories of maritime history and life. Exhibitions share tales of the people of the city, their lives, and the historic connections with the Titanic and the sea.  

3. Tudor House and Garden.

Found in the heart of Old Town, Tudor House offers a window onto the lives of its residents and the city itself over hundreds of years. 

4. John Hansard Gallery.

One of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries. It supports, develops and presents art by artists from across the world.

5. Titanic Trail.

There are a number of memorials in the city dedicated to those who perished when the RMS Titanic sank in 1912. The Titanic trail walking tour visits some of these memorials.

6. Gods House Tower.

An arts and heritage venue which tells the stories behind The Stones the GHT Tower exhibition, Those Who Look out and Those Who Look Back by Laura Eldret and Paul Vivian.

7. Walk the walls.

The Old Town Walk is a way to explore the historical parts of the city and sees a mix of old and new architecture with over 90 listed buildings and more than 30 ancient monuments.

8. War Memorials.

Southampton’s array of war memorials include a VJ Day plaque, a tree at Mayflower Park, the Burma Memorial, The Cenotaph and a memorial at Hollybrook Cemetery.

9. Learning activities.

Southampton City Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum and Tudor House and Garden all offer cultural experiences.

10. Green spaces.

Southampton’s award winning, Grade II listed Central Parks are said to be a ‘green oasis’ in the heart of the city and were established between 1854 and 1866.