City Guide


Accommodation for students in Southampton

Introduction to Southampton

The city of Southampton is based on the south coast of England and is renowned for its waterfront and its maritime heritage. It has two universities – the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University – and a student population of 30,000, making up nearly 13% of the city's overall population of 237,00.

Located close to the stunning New Forest, Southampton also has a wealth of award winning parks, including the Grade II listed central parks located in the city centre. The city has a Master Plan in place that focuses on transforming seven areas in the city centre over the next 20 years, many of which are already undergoing impressive changes.

Southampton is an important UK port and sees many imports and exports of goods in and out of the country, as well as those setting off on holiday on cruise ships. The city also has an aiport serving major UK cities and European destinations.

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