Discover Southampton

Student life in Southampton

Discover the city’s fascinating medieval and maritime history and enjoy fun outdoor sports among a lively student community

Southampton has a rich maritime history. Learn about its connections to the past with a walk through the Medieval Walls and Vaults, and a peek inside the stunningly preserved Medieval Merchant’s House, which dates back to the 14th-Century. Take a break from the lecture hall to visit the fascinating SeaCity Museum, where you can find out about the city’s maritime past and its links with the Titanic, which set sail on its famously doomed maiden voyage from the port of Southampton.

Unleash your creative side with a browse around the amazing collections at Southampton City Art Gallery and for a little quiet time, retreat to the beautiful Southampton Common for a walk or a picnic in a picturesque setting. When it’s time for fun, blow off steam skiing or snowboarding at the Alpine Snowsports Centre.

West Quay Shopping Centre has all your high street favourites, but for boutique shops and quirky independent cafés, have a mosey around Bedford Place. High Street, Oxford Street and Above Bar Street are the roads to explore when you want to eat out, where a variety of international cuisines await.

After a pleasant day enjoying the sea air of this coastal town, you’ll find plenty of evening entertainment to keep you amused. Watch live music acts and comedy shows at The Guildhall or enjoy a West End play at The Mayflower Theatre.

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Discover imposing historical buildings, have fun by the sea and find interesting places to eat and drink

Sail the seas, experience the buzz of a live football match and hang out in quirky cafes and bars. Southampton has so much for you to see and do, and we’ve picked out a handful of our top choices.


Enjoy being part of a vibrant student community with city centre shops, restaurants and historical sights close by

Set up home in the heart of Southampton. Our properties are within easy reach of the city’s universities, close to first-class shopping and entertainment venues, as well as a host of thrilling outdoor activities to try.

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