You’ve arrived in Eastleigh, a town in Hampshire, South East England, nestled between Southampton and Winchester. This location was a railway settlement developed by the London and South-Western Railway.
These days, however, it has much more on offer. It lies on the River Itchen, one of the country’s premier chalk streams for fly fishing. Furthermore, it boasts several excellent places to get an Afternoon Tea in Eastleigh. Below is a list of some of the best places around.
Historically, the area that makes up present-day Eastleigh once stood on an old Roman road built in 79 CE. Centuries later, a Saxon village called “East Leah” had developed here, with its name meaning “a clearing in the forest”. Little happened for several hundred years until the arrival of the railway in 1838.
The town that emerged following these new transport links later became vital to the United States Navy during the First World War. Perhaps its most famous moment in history, however, was that of the first ever Spitfire flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome.
Today, many people visit this town for its close association with one of Britain’s most-loved aircraft. Whether you’re here for the history or wish to stop at an Afternoon Tea Eastleigh venue, you’ve undoubtedly chosen exceptionally well.