Southampton Student Guide
Situated in the county of Hampshire on the South Coast is the city of Southampton. One of the most popular places for students to go to, Southampton has a rough population of 253,651 according to the very most recent figures. The city shares a rivalry with the neighbouring city of Portsmouth, which extends just beyond the two city’s excellent football teams.
The city has long, rich and varied history. The city has been proud of this for some time and has long since commemorated their history with a number of museums that celebrate this. All of the museums are affordable and accessible to all members of the public. Some of these museums give you a history of the Uk too such as; The SeaCity Museum, Solent Sky and Tudor House & Garden.
There are also some cinemas in the city too, which are particularly useful if you’re looking to see some of the latest and greatest in films at the moment. Southampton has everything from an Odeon with an IMAX, a Cineworld and a Harbour Lights Picturehouse. If you’re looking for more independent features however then we recommend that you look into one of the city’s many film societies.
There are a numerous famous people from Southampton too such as; Artful Dodger, Craig David, Benny Hill, Shelina Permalloo and Scott Mills.
Many cities are picked for their nightlife too. It’s true many students want to go out and explore the sprawling nightlife of their new city and Southampton has a nightlife that everyone is talking about, and we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think that you’ll love.
First up we have Oceana, which is renowned for its amazing atmosphere, it’s brilliant music, and it’s chilled out and relaxed atmosphere. The club is also holding a fresher’s week (As it does every year) and you’d be a fool to miss it! We recommend you go and check it out and learn a little more about the club too.
Next up we have The Orange Rooms. This place is truly a wonder, and you’ll be hard-put to stop yourself coming back. Some of the best music you’ve heard, coupled with some of the most exotic cocktails that you’ve ever seen in your life. Do not miss out on this excellent experience or you’ll probably regret doing so!
And finally, we have Cafe Parfait. On Thursday nights this place is jumping, and they have some of the best offers that you’ve ever seen in your life. The place is open until 04:00 am as well on Thursdays, so you’ll be in it for the long haul too, so don’t worry, you’re definitely in for a great night out here!
There are many activities and events that run throughout Southampton and keep the community together. We recommend that you make your way over to Fake Festival. As the name suggests, there are a lot of fakes here, as it’s mainly tribute bands that perform, but you’re unlikely to have a better time out than this, an excellent way to hear your favourite music, with a couple of modest changes too.
The transportation around Southampton is incredibly efficient, offering everything that you could ever need with bus services, train stops and cycle paths. However, if you’re looking to go abroad, then there is Southampton Airport, which is in Eastleigh, a good choice if you’re looking to take a mini-break.
Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park has more to offer than your usual park. The variety of activities here are endless; free jumping, free running, fitness, dodgeball and much more! Group bookings will receive discounts.
The Nuffield Theatre
The Nuffield Theatre has a variety of performances and musicals on show every week. Comedy stand-ups are extremely popular here, with well-known comedians, that will be sure to sell out quick, so we recommend to book up early!
Ambush Paintball sell packages for their events, starting from £10, but more realistically will cost you around £35 for a full day with enough paintballs. Laser-tag and low-impact paintball are also available for those not keen to get some bruises.