One of the most influential cities, given it's involvement in the war effort and later as one of the UK's busiest ports, Southampton is one of the most vibrant and exciting places you could spend your time. Though the cities medieval walls harken back to the past, it's always looking forward. Cutting edge clubbing culture can be found night after night in the likes of Junk, Sobar and the Social and some of the biggest events in sport make their way to the excellent Ageas Bowl. If you need something a bit more physical on stage Engine Rooms provides a great a fantastic venue for the best in national and international music. If nothing else, you can take beautiful strolls along the revitalised quay district.