Your University years are some of the best that you will experience, with memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life. If you are a student looking for fun things to do in Southampton, there are plenty of ways to make your time truly memorable.
Whether you want to explore Southampton’s nightlife or a peaceful trip to a museum, read on for a rundown of the top things to do in Southampton as a student.
Enjoy Southampton’s uni nightlife
No uni experience is complete without a night out, and Southampton’s bars and clubs are one of its biggest draws. Stags on Highfield Campus is ideal for anyone looking for a cheap student night out, while Bedford Place has plenty of cocktail bars and a Whetherspoons just around the corner on London Road. If you want a spot with a bit of character, visit The Hobbit, a Lord of the Rings style pub that also hosts live music.
Shop until you drop
If you have a passion for fashion or simply want to buy some essentials, Southampton is a great place to shop. Southampton’s West Quay is the central spot for pretty much anything you need, while Bedford Place is full of unique restaurants and bars. For something a bit different, you can also try the tasty selection of street food available at Above Bar.
Explore Southampton’s history
For history buffs, the city of Southampton has a unique story to uncover. Southampton is famous for being the port city that the Titanic departed from, and you can take a stroll on the Titanic Walk, or dust off your best Leonardo Dicaprio impression. You can also visit the Seacity Museum to learn more about this interesting city and its connections to the sea.
Visit a nearby beach
Southampton has the unique advantage of being short trips away from gorgeous beaches. There are plenty of beaches near Southampton Uni, with Bournemouth and Durdle Door beach located not far away by a short train journey. Whenever uni life gets stressful, a day out at a nearby beach could be just what you need to ease your mind.
Enjoy a walk
Southampton is a great city for walks in the park and with the New Forest on our doorstep, you’ll find lots of fantastic walks to enjoy. You can get to the New Forest by train, bus or even by the national cycle route.
Go to the theatre
Southampton is a hub of art and culture, with plenty of opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. Built in the 1920s, The Mayflower Theatre is the biggest theatre in the south, showcasing the very best in musicals, opera and stage plays.
Catch some live music
If you prefer live music, the O2 Guildhall Southampton attracts both big and low-key musicians, giving you everything you need to have a night to remember.
If you want to become part of the thriving city of Southampton, Every Student has a range of affordable rooms to help you get started. This means that you can free up your budget to create the uni experience you have always wanted.