Some of the best things in life come when you can share them with your other half! And for all you romantics out there, sharing quality time with your own partner in crime is what life is all about. 

Southampton is a vibrant, atmospheric city. With its longstanding relationship with the sea, fascinating history and lamp-lit streets, it’s the perfect destination for couples to explore. From fresh delicious cuisine to exploring the culture of the Old Town, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

But, with the temperamental British weather, you can never guarantee a rain-free day! Fear not. Here we’ve rounded up the best indoor couples activities in Southampton to help get you inspired: 

Exciting Escapes 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to unmask dark government secrets or overthrow a 1950s spy network? Southampton’s favourite escape room, Exciting Escapes, gives you the chance to step back through the ages and get swept up in an adventure like no other. 

You’ll need quick wits and keen eyes to overcome challenges, solve puzzles and beat the room at its own game! This unique live-action experience will take date night to the next level. You’ll learn new things about eachother and make lasting memories no matter which exhilarating game you choose. 

With your goal set and sixty minutes on the clock, do you think you and your partner have what it takes to make your escape? 

The Hobbit (pub)

Fans of Middle Earth will get a kick out of this fantastic little pub! The Hobbit is exactly what you’d expect. Shrouded in fantastical decor inspired by the series of books, as well as on-point cocktails, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into the Shire’s very own Green Dragon! 

The tipples vary from the Frodo (peach schnapps and vodka) to a mocktail version of the Pippin (blackcurrant and lemonade). And if you’re both feeling up to it, why not take on The Hobbit challenge: One night. Twelve different cocktails. Will you polish them all off or be left hanging!? 

Alongside the Tolkien-inspired decadence, The Hobbit offers eclectic nights out and showcases regular live music. From local bands such as The Order to indie and punk, you’re in for a real treat at this beloved Southampton venue. 

God’s House Tower (GHT) 

Southampton’s local arts and heritage venue, God’s House Tower, is well worth a visit. Found in the stunning Old Town, GHT allows you to explore the city’s fascinating and colourful history within its ancient walls. 

See heritage and history come alive as you discover the real-life stories from the people who lived and worked there through the ages. Myth and legend bleed into fact, and you’ll find yourselves being sucked into the mesmerising displays and stories on show. 

GHT is also home to one of the best cafes around. There you will find sumptuous locally made treats, coffee from Peaberry Roastery and mouthwatering focaccia sandwiches. Yum. 

SeaCity Museum

Jack and Rose may have destroyed hearts and minds in their ill-fated journey on the Titanic. But what about the people who really sailed on the world-famous ship? 

Southampton’s SeaCity Museum will take you on a journey of the city’s ancient past through to the modern day. Along the way, you can experience the city’s interesting history with the RMS Titanic, get swept up by thousands of years worth of archaeology and more.  

You and your beau’s imaginations will run wild. With all the remarkable artefacts, interactive displays and some of the best coffee in town on offer in the cafe, SeaCity is worth a visit.

Mayflower Theatre

Sit back, relax and get swept up in the romance of the theatre at the Mayflower. You get all the thrills direct from the West End such as Les Miserables and Mamma Mia to top-notch live comedy acts like Sarah Millican and mind-bending performances from the likes of Derren Brown. 

Whether you’re in the mood for live music, drama or sing-along musicals, the Mayflower is the perfect destination to tickle your theatre experience! 

High Score Arcade

Looking for a retro date night? Head on down to the vibrant High Score Arcade. 

Go head to head with your partner in all the latest racing games, try and top the high scorer boards or take on one of the old-school classics such as Space Invaders and PAC-man. From pinball machines to sports games and modern arcade fun, you can both embrace all the thrills and fun challenges on offer. 

Tudor House and Garden 

Get transported back to the turbulent times of King Henry VIII at the remarkable Tudor House and Garden. With over 800 years of history under its roof, you get a real sense of what it was like to live and work in the house throughout the years. 

Read the pages of a 15th-century personal prayer book known as The Book of Hours. Look at the intricate details adorning 18th-century furniture, and get a glimpse of startling and delicate pieces from the city’s past. 

Make sure you pop over to the adjacent Norman House, which is accessible from the stunning gardens, to go even further back into the past. 

Rated as one of Hampshire’s top attractions, this is a fabulous indoor activity for couples who want to explore the city’s rich history. 

Team Sport Go Karting 

Fancy an adrenaline hit? Team Sport Go Karting lets you go head to head with your partner in a rip-roaring adventure around 375m of multi-level track while you tuck yourself into a 200cc petrol kart. With top speeds of 40mph, this isn’t for the fainthearted! 

Unleash your inner F1 driver while clad in a protective jumpsuit, balaclava and helmet as you whizz around the tracks. 

Whether you’re go-karting pros or the new kids on the block, test your mettle and let yourselves soak up all the fun atmosphere at this fantastic venue. 

Thrill seekers, history lovers and adventurers will have the best time in Southampton come rain or shine. With so many indoor experiences for you to get stuck in to, you and your partner are in for a wild ride! Where will you go first? 

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