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The Best Free Things To Do In Southampton

During your uni years, you won’t want to be held back from throwing yourself into new experiences and activities. But enjoying life on a student budget can be a bit of a challenge, forcing you to pick and choose the events that you can say yes to. 

Luckily, you don’t have to pay through the nose to have fun as a student in Southampton. With plenty of free attractions and activities to enjoy, there’s enough here to keep your weekends packed and busy when your wallet is a bit on the light side. 

Free things to do in Southampton:

  • Picnic at Southampton Common 
  • Visit Southampton Art Gallery 
  • Take in some British History at Tudor House & Gardens 
  • Explore the Titanic Trail 
  • Trek to Calshot Beach 

Picnic at Southampton Common 

Southampton has plenty of gorgeous green spaces to enjoy the summer without spending a penny. Head to Southampton Common with a couple of snacks, games and cans, and you can enjoy hours of free entertainment under the sunshine. If you and your friends own bikes to explore the scenery, even better! 

Visit Southampton Art Gallery 

Want to get in touch with your creative side? Why not head to the Southampton Art Gallery for a free crash course of art history? With a range that goes from contemporary British art to collections from the Renaissance period, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on a quiet afternoon. 

Take in some British History at Tudor House & Gardens 

Whether you are doing a History course or simply have an interest in the subject, Southampton is a great city to learn more about British History. Case in point – it’s home to the Tudor House & Gardens, a historic building that takes you back in time with its range of interactive displays and interesting exhibits. If you are looking for something different to do with your spare time, this is hard to beat! 

Explore the Titanic Trail 

Did you know that the Titanic (the famous ship that tragically sunk after hitting an iceberg) originally set sail from Southampton? Time to learn. Taking in memorials and other points of interest on the way, this memorable walking tour should be on any Southampton student’s to-do-list. 

Trek to Calshot Beach 

If you don’t mind taking a short drive, the glorious surroundings of Calshot Beach are well worth a visit. Providing stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight, there is plenty to do here – head over if you want to enjoy some water sports or simply take in the sun rays as you lounge on the beachfront.  

Want to save even more money to fuel your uni lifestyle? With Every Student Living’s roomy student rooms, you can enjoy the comfort of a shared accommodation space without paying sky-high prices! 

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