for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Walking the ‘Titanic’ Trail, with afternoon tea

The titanic set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912 on her maiden voyage to New York; but just a few days later she sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, on 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died, including 549 people from Southampton, who were on board as crew.

Around the city of Southampton there are many buildings, memorials and sites with a connection to the Titanic, and these can be visited on what has become known as the Titanic Trail.  The map here details all the memorials and sites in the city connected to the Titanic.

The Titanic Engineer’s Memorial

We  will be taking us on a guided walk around some of the sites, and telling us something of the history of the Titanic and the city. At 3:30pm we will have we will have refreshments (tea/coffee, soft drinks and cakes) provided for us (free of charge) in the city centre, we will also watch a short clip from the Titanic film. The tour will continue at 4:15pm and the walk will be finished by 4:30pm.

This event is free, and there is no need to book, just meet us at Queen’s Park, Platform Road (opposite dock gate 4 at the end of the U1C bus route) at 2.15pm for the start of the guided tour. The Uni-link buses stop nearby the park.

If you are coming from Highfield Campus, then you could catch the U1C bus at the Highfield Interchange at 1.35pm. Look out for David who will be at Highfield Interchange if you would like to travel with him.

This event is in Southampton, but students from Winchester are very welcome to join us – Southampton is a just a short train ride from Winchester. Our meeting point is 15 minutes walk from the central Southampton train station, or you can also catch a Unilink U1C bus from the train station (Platform 4, City Centre exit) towards dock gate 4 (do not get on the U1A as it will take you in the wrong direction).

South Western House. We will be starting our tour from Queen’s park just opposite South Western House, and across from Dock Gate 4.
White Stars Postcard for the maiden voyage of the Titanic
The Grapes Pub – outside, you can still see the original ornate sign from 1912. As one of the nearest pubs to the docks, The Grapes was a popular haunt among dock workers and sailors.
Canute Chambers housed the offices of White Star Line, the owners of the Titanic
The Titanic Engineers Memorial, in East (Andrews) Park,
Holyrood Church – Inside the church, under the tower is a memorial fountain, erected to those who lost their lives in the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which was removed from its original site in Cemetery Road on Southampton Common.