Student Zone

Welcome to our Student Zone for Adults

Here you’ll find the social activities calendar, information about life in the UK and Southampton, and ideas for places to visit. We hope you find it useful! If you have any suggestions for other information that you would like us to include here, please email Tom
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Thank you for choosing the Lewis School of English. Our aim is to help you make good progress with your English, and to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.
We have created this guide to help you get the most from your time here…

Sample social activities prices

Study clubs: FREE!
Game night at school: FREE!
Barbecue party at school: £12 (includes food and drink)
New Forest Walk: £14 (includes travel by train)
Bowling: £18 (includes two games)
Brighton trip: £30 (includes travel by train and entry to Royal Pavilion)
London trip: £45 (includes travel by train)
Stonehenge & Salisbury trip: £65 (includes train, tour bus & entry to cathedral and Stonehenge)

Please note that prices are approximate and are subject to change.

Southampton's Attractions
Southampton is a beautiful city in Hampshire, in the south East of England, known for its maritime and cultural heritage, and natural beauty.

Museums, Art & History

The SeaCity Museum celebrates Southampton’s maritime history, including the sailing of the

Titanic in 1912. Other museums include Solent Sky, the Tudor House & Garden. Visitors to the city can also walk the city walls. Click here to download a guided walk around the Old Town (pdf file).

Southampton City Art Gallery has an impressive art collection which spans six centuries. Entrance is free. The city’s central library is in the same building. If you like modern art, there is also the John Hansard Gallery (free entry). God’s House Tower is an art and heritage venue with changing exhibitions.


WestQuay Shopping Centre

WestQuay is one of the best shopping centres in the south of England is right in the centre of Southampton. There are over 90 stores, including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Apple, Superdry, Hollister and Zara.



The new Watermark development next to WestQuay shopping centre has a brand new cinema and bowling alley. Southampton’s rich nightlife also includes musicals and ballet at the Mayflower Theatre, pop/rock concerts at the Guildhall and a huge choice of pubs and clubs. There are many excellent restaurants, such as those in the popular Oxford Street area and WestQuay Watermark.


Ocean Village, Cruise Ships & Town Quay

Ocean Village is Southampton’s marina and offers bars, restaurants and boat trips, plus the Solent Sky museum and the Harbour Lights cinema. The city is also a major centre for sailing and is the home port for many cruise ships such as the Queen Mary 2.  Town Quay and Mayflower Park are the best places to see cruise ships. Click here for the cruise ship schedule. From Town Quay you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight or the nearby village of Hythe.



Football fans can watch matches at St Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton Football Club (nicknamed the ‘Saints’). Southampton’s other major sporting venue is the Ageas Bowl, home of Hampshire Cricket Club. The city offers a wide range of activities for sports enthusiasts, such as sailinggolfhorse riding and kayaking.


More Fun Activities

For something a bit different, you could try a treetop adventure at Go Ape and have fun on the zipwires in a woodland location. Southampton also has a number of Escape Rooms: Houdini’s, Locked in a Room and Elusion. Check them out for a fun problem-solving adventure with your friends!



With several large and beautiful city centre parks and the enormous Southampton Common, Southampton is one the greenest cities in the UK.



There are a lot of events going on throughout the year, including Southampton Boat Show, which takes place every September, and music events in the city centre or on Southampton Common. Find out what’s happening in the city by checking Feel free to ask us any questions, too!

Discover incredible places in England. Choose from exciting cities, historic towns and stunning countryside. “Days Out Guide” is a set of ideas for your trips in England.

Private Accommodation

If you are considering renting private accommodation, please read our PDF guide.
You may wish to see options and availability on this website

General English

Our syllabus allows your teachers to create lessons that suit your needs. It is topic-based and provides a structure for your learning. The syllabus is designed so that you can start and finish any week.

Levels are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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