Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, which resides in southern England. It is a city of medieval origin, located on the estuary of the River Itchen. Thanks to its favourable position it has always been a main centre of trade and its port is one of the most important in the country. The city is the region’s leisure and cultural capital. With major international events, many new hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and close proximity to the New Forest National Park, Southampton is the South’s leading leisure destination.