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What is to happen to the Continental Booking Office?

Is the Continental Booking Office about to be demolished?

Is the Continental Booking Office about to be demolished?

We have noticed in recent days that the historic Continental Booking Office building – which was previously home to Vikki Pink Beauty and Mocha Marina Coffee – has been enclosed with wire fencing. We have known for a while that it was due to be demolished to make way for the Admiral’s Quay Phase 2 development. However, we have not heard anything recently from either MDL Marinas or Allied Developments (the developer) about the status of the development. We have reached out to both to see if there is any more information to relay to residents, but so far we have had no response. It came as something of a surprise to see it enclosed in fencing immediately after the Clipper event.

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Ocean Village and How It All Started

An Early image of Southampton Docks

An Early image of Southampton Docks

Ocean Village wasn’t always the exciting marina it is today, surrounded by a wealth of restaurants, cinemas, bars and homes. Strolling around Ocean Village looking at all that is on offer today, you may have occasionally paused for a moment and pondered how all of this came about. If you have then hopefully we can provide the answer and share with you the fascinating history of Ocean Village Marina. A place, it might surprise you to learn, that has played a key role in the development of both Southampton as a major city and Britain as a trading nation.

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Uncover the Legacy of the Titanic

The Titanic in Southampton

The Titanic in Southampton

This part of Southampton is rich in history, places to visit and things to see. Aside from the many attractions of Ocean Village Marina and the immediate neighbourhood there’s still so much more to see and do. However unless you know where to walk and what to look at, you may not get the most from your trip. What you really need is a tour guide. While we can’t physically join you we can instead provide you with some self-guided walks, which start out from, and return to Ocean Village Marina. If you’re thinking of visiting Ocean Village then, after enjoying the marina for a while, why not take off on a self-guided walk before returning here for a meal or drink prior to heading home? And if you live or work at Ocean Village then you may well find that there’s still plenty left to discover right under your feet.

In the first of our self-guided walks we focus on the Titanic. Southampton has become synonymous with the Titanic and with good reason. The ill-fated ship set sail from here on 10th April 1912 with 2,223 people on board. Of the 1,517 that lost their lives, more than a third, 549 of them, were from Southampton. 2012 will mark the centenary of that tragic event.

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