City Art Gallery
For a spot of culture head over to the City Art Gallery, home to around
200 pieces from its internationally renowned collection. The Gallery boasts
over3,500 works that span six centuries of European art’s history. The earliest
work they have is by Allegretto Nuzi, which dates back to the Italian
Renaissance in the 14th century.
Southampton Boat Show
Although standard day tickets to the Boat Show will cost students around
£10.50 there are still plenty of other things to enjoy for free. These
activities include the Try a Boat experience, Try a Dive with Andark,
Zorbing and much, much more.
Southampton Common is a popular, well-used open green space. It gained
a Green Flag for the first time in 2007 in recognition of its excellent
standards for maintenance. The Common is great for groups to gather in
the sun or simply to escape for some peaceful revision. The Common also
has a free paddling pool in summer months, is home to the Hawthorns
Wildlife Centre and hosts many events including the Power in the Park
International Food and Arts Festival
The famous festival often coincides with the boat race and is held directly
in the city centre. It attracts an increasing number of visitors each year
and has often been listed among the “must sees” of Southampton. Expect
to find plenty of delicious foods from around the world and entertainers
throughout the weekend.
The Cultural Quarter in Southampton brings together a dynamic and
urban space which people can enjoy or participate in. Notable landmarks
include the City Art Gallery, Sea City Museum Project, New Arts Complex,
Guildhall Square, BBC South Broadcasting House, City Library and
Archives, Guildhall, Mayflower Theatre and the Millais Gallery.