Our City – Southampton
A Great Place to Live and Study!
With big, beautiful parks, Titanic history, Premier League football and two universities, Southampton is a great place to live and study. Our school is right in the centre, opposite a park and just 2 minutes from the main shopping area. London is only 75 minutes by train, and you can easily reach Stonehenge, Oxford, Bath, Isle of Wight, New Forest and many more of England’s treasures. Our busy social activities programme will help you discover the local area and our city of 250,000.
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Did you know…?
Southampton was recently ranked in the top 5 cities to live and work in the UK.
Southampton is best known for the Titanic, which sailed from here in 1912. The excellent Sea City Museum explores Southampton’s maritime past and features an exhibition on the Titanic. Today, the city is still the ‘cruise ship capital’ of England and is a major centre for sailing and shipping. You can enjoy the waterfront by relaxing in of the attractive bars in Ocean Village marina, or by visiting Town Quay, where you can spot cruise ships or take a ferry to the beautiful Isle of Wight. If you’re here in September, you’ll see the city come alive with the Southampton International Boat Show.
A Vibrant Student City
Southampton’s population of 250,000 includes 40,000 students at the city’s two universities. The large student population gives the city a young, vibrant atmosphere and excellent nightlife.
There’s lots to see and do. You’ll love West Quay Shopping Centre (one of the largest in the south), Watermark (a fabulous new £85m restaurant and entertainment complex), and the charming Tudor House Museum in the Old Town. Southampton also has a successful Premier League football club whose stadium is just a short walk from the city centre.
A Beautifully Green City
Another thing that you’ll love about Southampton is its parks. Southampton has over 50 parks and green spaces, making it one of the greenest cities in the UK, and an ideal city to relax in after a hard day’s study! Many of the parks are in the city centre, and one of them is opposite our school!
A 25-minute walk from the school is Southampton Common, the city’s largest park at 1.5 sq km. This is home to numerous annual events, including the music festival Common People.