Southampton Innsider

Katie Moody is a graphic designer and illustrator. She’s Southampton through-and-through having lived there all of her life, and has a real passion and love for the city. By day, Katie works as a graphic designer in a design agency, while also creating illustrations and writing for a lifestyle blog, ‘The White Journal’ in her spare time.

Her interests include art and design, recipes and craft DIY’s, which she regularly discusses and covers on her blog, while she also spends her time at her desk doodling, planning content and most likely eating chocolate.
Katie is a self-confessed Twitter and Instagram addict, so you can follow her journey at @moodycat and @katie_moody respectively.


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For all the top tips on places to visit and eat near Jurys Inn

In the Know - Top Hotspots

Snack
Sprinkles Gelato – A great ice cream bar with multiple locations around the city, perfect for a sweet-treat pit stop.

Visit
The Sea City Museum – A hands-on museum that includes a fascinating exhibition about The Titanic.

Dinner
The Rockstone – Located in Bevois Valley, a cosy pub serving up home-cooked food and generous portions.

See
Harbour Lights – A fantastic cinema in Ocean Village where you can catch arthouse and independent films.

See
The Mayflower – Catch a show at this Grade II listed theatre. It hosts many touring West End shows.

Cocktails
Ocean Village – A trendy place to visit with plenty of restaurants and bars, right on the harbour’s edge.

Visit
Southampton City Art Gallery – Free to enter and featuring many exhibitions, as well as its permanent collection of modern British Art.

Discover
The Southampton Walls – Scattered around the south of the city and are a must if you’re a bit of a history buff.

Coffee
Mettricks – A family run business with a few locations in the city, serving excellent food and drinks within a relaxed atmosphere.

Explore
Southampton Common – A huge space north of the city, its perfect for a walk around the lake and spotting wildlife.

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