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Things to do in Southampton

Two students talking whilst crossing a large paved plaza surrounded by shops, on a sunny day.

Famous as a maritime city, Southampton sits right on the south coast and has some of the best weather in the UK. Rich in history, but full of lively and modern art, culture, restaurants and nightlife, it’s a safe, friendly and walkable place.

City facts and tips

A diverse city

Residents from 55 countries

source: Census

A safe city

6th safest city in the UK

source: OneFamily finance

A student city

Southampton is home to more than 33,000 students

A green, walkable city

Southampton has 20 parks

Airport nearby

Southampton City Airport is a 12 minute bus ride from campus

Easy distance from London

2 hour train journey to London

Top tips for Southampton

Video of students sharing their favourite places.

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