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Central commercial zone.

Town Quay is a fairly small commercial zone in the centre of Southampton's port zone. It's main use... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Aberdaron, United Kingdom

A total rip off car park. We did not see the small print on entry which said camera controlled... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
New Milton, United Kingdom
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12 Aug 2018
“Central commercial zone.”
5 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Town Quay is a fairly small commercial zone in the centre of Southampton's port zone. It's main use is related to foot fast ferries to Cowes (IoW). It has a car park - what the charges and camera controlled. Not worth a detour - Southampton...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A total rip off car park. We did not see the small print on entry which said camera controlled. Only pulled in to take a photograph of a cruise ship and cost me £2.50 for 2 minutes. Will never go there again

Thank Newmilton1
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went down to the quay near where the red funnel speedjet leaves and I have to say I have never felt so discussed. as we drove down to the quay there was at least 10 men all weeing up the wall on the way...More

2  Thank Penny T
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The old quay is worth having a walk around and spending some time just observing the myriad of acti ities going on in the harbour. Ferries bustling back and forth like angry bees, cruise and container ships moving around in a slow controlled manner. Just...More

Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I always associate the sea with holidays and perhaps always have. Though we usually stay over the night before a cruise we always end up wandering down for a stroll along the seafront and then I get sent down first thing the following morning to...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Near enough right opposite the cruise ship terminals if you have time go for a wander around. We did before catching our ship in April.

1  Thank jofunkyfacepainter
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Visited Southampton and went to town quay to watch the arrival and departure of the ferries. Had a great view of the harbour and the passenger boats sailing on cruises. Went to the marina as we had a cruiser hired for a Solent cruise. Parts...More

Thank Peter1941
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I was last here about 8 years ago - vibrant and active. now an absolute dump. ridiculous parking, taxis and traffic just sitting there belching out fumes, people wandering around aimless. half the place fenced off and deserted, the other place dingy tiocket offices. soulless...More

1  Thank PeteT334
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I can't understand why there are so many reviews complaining about the parking, it is simple - buy a ticket and you don't get a fine, surely you wouldn't go to a restaurant, try the food and leave without paying.

Thank jml532017
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Be careful! This 'private' car park has number plate recognition upon entry, which I did not realise! I sat in the car for 30 minutes to watch a huge container ship coming into port. I never left the car. I then drove elsewhere in the...More

Thank harley003
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9 January 2017|
Response from david t | Reviewed this property |
Parking for Cruises, is the only company I would trust.
Robin G
Thank you everyone for the warnings about Town Quay - Parking Eye are about the worst crooks in te whole crooked world of car parking - and this looks like one of their worst scams. Glad to know in advance to avoid this trap. The Triangle car park not far along the road is more reasonable. There are also Southampton city council pay and display car parks not too far away. The scam of fining you if you happen to exceed 15 mins waiting for a passenger from RFS RedJet or car ferry is daylight robbery coupled with a minimum charge for 2 Hours if you want to avoid the excessive £100 rip off fine for exceeding 15 mins. Not sure if it is Parking Eye of Associated British Ports who sets this policy but whoever it certainly achieves the desired aim of discouraging potential visitors from coming anywhere near this trap. Last time i was there (fortunately travelling on Redjet & free bus to the station, it seemed bereft of life in the evening, everything shut - so why they charge 24 hours a day beggars belief. Who wants to go to this dead place in the evening/night and pay their extortionate parking fees to do so. No doubt their next trick will be to charge to to WALK in this place and fine you if you walk in the area for more than 30 mins!!! Thank goodness RedFunnel are planning to move away from here. Just hope in their plans they will have adequate facilities to drop off and meet foot passengers in their new facilities in stead of this appalling trap at Town Quay
2 April 2016|
Response from david t | Reviewed this property |
Southampton City Council are equally as bad. I got fined at 9.30 at night in a car park, which has poor signage and did not make it clear that it was 24 hour payment, Its such an awful City they should be trying to persuade... More