Southampton Shopping Guide

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 major stores, such as Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, are located in the mall. Leading fashion stores such as Zara, French Connection, River Island, Coast, and Dune are also found among the retailers. The Food Terrace, situated on the top level, is a great place for students to grab some grub. Everybody loves Nando’s, home of the Portuguese Peri-Peri chicken, and the restaurant is located here along with Café Giardino, Harry Ramsden’s and others. You’ll find all of your other favourite eateries located on the high street too. The mall has won a whole host of awards since opening in 2000 including “Best New Centre 2001” and “Loo of the Year 2008”.

There are two smaller malls situated in the high street as well – Bargate and The Mall. Bargate specialises in unique shopping outlets, from fashion to music. The Mall is great for discounted goods and special offers. Southampton also has a large retail park right behind the West Quay shopping centre. Stores found there include IKEA, Toys R Us, and Halfords.

Conveniently located right near student accommodation are large supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. There are other supermarkets dotted around Southampton too such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Lidl, while smaller supermarkets like Somerfield and The Co-op are based in largely populated student areas for convenience.

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 …