Southampton is a university city with a difference. Its coastal location brings an extra dimension to the Southampton student lifestyle, with surfing, kayaking and lazing about on the beach all part of day-to-day life in and around the city.

It’s also a city that’s brimming with culture, with the Cultural Quarter offering entertainment, events, arts, heritage and music, all against a backdrop of inspiring and dramatic architecture. The newly opened Sea City Museum is well worth a visit and is the Mayflower Theatre is a cornerstone of the quarter, which is focused around the Guildhall Square area of the city, bordered by Watts Park, East Park and Southampton Solent University.

Ideally located for undergraduates and postgraduates at Southampton Solent Uni, London Road Studios provides elegant, boutique style student accommodation that perfectly matches the surfer chic feel of this delightful city.

Not just a place to rest your head, London Road Studios offer a lovely community feel, while reading rooms and spacious desk areas in the individual, en-suite apartments provide the perfect setting for serious studying. Residents are also able to enjoy full access to the wide range of amenities at the close by Brunswick Apartments, including private cinema room, well equipped gym, games room and student lounge.

When it comes to shopping, the enormous WestQuay shopping centre in the city centre is packed with high street brands, from fashion to homewares. For more alternative stores and independent boutiques, head to The Marlands shopping centre and Above Bar area of the city or to Bedford Place for seriously stylish boutiques backed by a great selection of bars and coffee shops. Queensway and Oxford Street are also well worth checking out, as is the alternating range of markets which visit the city at weekends, from artisan foods to arts, crafts, vintage and retro items.

When it comes to eating out, Southampton has a lot to offer students. The Oxford Brasserie and The Olive Tree are top spots for a glamorous evening and The Art House gallery and café has a lovely vibe, serving excellent food that’s easy on the wallet whilst Casa Brasil is great for a lively night out in a big group.

If you want to combine fabulous food with fantastic cocktails as part of your Southampton student life, The Orange Rooms is the perfect venue – book a VIP booth for the ultimate exclusive night out whilst the Mango thai tapas bar nearby is a must-try.

If you want to dance the night away, Popworld is the place to be for (you guessed it!) pop music, while Junk is the club for style conscious students looking to see and be seen. Club 4 and Oceana also offer memorable nights out.

Southampton is a super city that is welcoming to students and a great place to live and study.

If you are in need of student accommodation in Southampton, check out both London Road Studios and Brunswick Apartments from Collegiate today!

For further details, email or call 01235 833 642.