Southampton

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Jan-Peter van Tijk

"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."

Therese Yeboah

"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."

Discover Southampton's Friendly Expat Community!

Hello and welcome to our InterNations expatriate community in Southampton! We're here to help you settle into your new life on the south coast of England. Many expatriates living in Southampton find our resources very useful as they adapt to Southampton's charms and way of life. Relocating is always stressful, so being able to chat to people who have gone through similar moves is handy and we have a vibrant expat community here at InterNations. If you have any concerns or questions about Southampton, this is a great place to find out more about the city.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Southampton expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Southampton Expat Guides

  • Moving to Southampton

    Populated since the Stone Age and an important hub for trade and defense during the Roman occupation, Southampton, with its strategic position on the south coast and nestled between the Rivers Test and Itchen, has remained a valuable maritime asset throughout history and draws in expats to this day. Read on for more info on moving to Southampton.
  • Living in Southampton

    Living in Southampton is an immersion in history and culture from different ages, as well as a direct encounter with nature. The city offers moreover excellent education and transportation system, thanks to its favorable position. Read on for further details on life in Southampton.
  • Working in Southampton

    Working in Southampton offers many diverse opportunities, from the traditional maritime sector, to modern industries and the service sector. Get prepared and read up on suitable job hunting techniques and opportunities, find out more about income taxation, and get ready for working in Southampton!

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Additional Information on Expat Life in Southampton

Southampton is a major port city and its close location to London — just 75 miles away — makes it a very attractive place to live. Around 250,000 people live in Southampton, which is also within easy reach of the beautiful and wild New Forest. Living the expat life in Southampton means getting involved in the local culture, which includes the popular annual Southampton Boat Show, held in September each year. The city is also keen on its art and there are many excellent galleries to explore. Music venues such as the Mayflower Theatre and the Guildhall attract a lot of top artists and are great spots in which to see a show, while bands such as Oasis, Radiohead, and Green Day all played at the Joiners on their way to the top. Of course, Southampton's coastal location makes it a mecca for watersports and there are many marinas across the city.

InterNations: The Easiest Way to Grow Your Expat Network in Southampton

Southampton's location on England's beautiful south coast makes it one of Britain's most beautiful cities. The city loves its sports too, with Southampton's football team — known locally as the Saints — playing in England's top division, the Premier League. Expats who have moved to Southampton can get involved with the busy Southampton Sports Society Group right here at InterNations. The Southampton Food and Wine Group is also a great way to meet new people after moving to Southampton. At our monthly community-wide social events you can meet fascinating people from a wide range of cultures and backrounds.