The Inner and Outer Docks were the first of Southampton’s docks to be opened, the Outer Dock in 1842 and the Inner Dock in 1851. In the 1960s the Inner Dock was filled-in and the Outer Dock converted to a ferry terminal and renamed the Princess Alexandra Dock. After the demise of the ferry service in the 1980s, the inner dock was converted to a yacht marina and the surrounding area developed for housing, entertainment and retail services, the whole being renamed Ocean Village. Two cinemas were built nearby and the old continental ticket office (image below) was converted into a retail unit known as Canute’s Pavilion. The area was redeveloped again in the early years of the 21st century, with many of the retail outlets being replaced.
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