Southampton Attractions Guide

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.

The Common
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 festival.

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.

Cultural Quarter
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.

nightlife

nightlife

Southampton offers freshers a superb choice for nights out. There is always somewhere to go that will suit all tastes: whether that’s a quiet drink in a chilled- out bar or a proper night out in a noisy club - Southampton boasts the lot. Ocean

eating out

eating out

With the power of the NUS card students are entitled to discounts at many food establishments, mainly fast-food restaurants. For a quick bite in between seminars pop over to McDonald’s where students can receive a free hamburger, cheeseburger or McFlurry when a meal is bought; for a tasty treat S…

Hotels

Hotels

Southampton offers freshers a superb choice for nights out. There is always somewhere to go that will suit all tastes: whether that’s a quiet drink in a chilled- out bar or a proper night out in a noisy club - Southampton boasts the lot. Ocean

Southampton Attractions

Southampton Attractions

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 b…

shopping

shopping

The popular high street is a stone’s throw away from the Southampton Solent University. In the heart of the high street is the West Quay shopping centre, which boasts over 90 stores spread out over three levels. The

transport

transport

Most students in Southampton tend to walk everywhere. Those who go to Southampton Solent University will be based in the heart of the city and will be in close proximity to the town centre, accommodation etc. Students at the University of Southampton can expect a 20 minute bus journey into town …