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Portsmouth is a vibrant and diverse city. It is welcoming to all. This city has a great history and culture, in its unique way, Portsmouth to me is indeed a home away from home.

By member590650 On 1st September 2023

Study in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a coastal city in the South of England, with the University of Portsmouth situated in the heart of the city.

 

University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south-east that has been recognised with the highest Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 24,395 students are currently enrolled at the University of Portsmouth, which has a reputation for delivering innovative and internationally excellent research.

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Portsmouth Student Life

 Portsmouth is a bustling city with the bonus of being right on the sea. It has everything a student needs to work, play and rest!

 

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Cost of Living

Accommodation costs

Student accommodation costs range from £99 - £303 per week; the average is £183 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Falmouth: £154/week, Bournemouth: £171/week, London: £287/week.

(Prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £16.50
A pint of beer: £3.50
A regular takeout coffee: £2.77
1L of milk: £0.89
A loaf of white bread: £0.97

The cost of living is about 6% higher than in Birmingham, about the same as Manchester and about 17.7% lower than London.

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Nights Out

member944783
13th January 20

The main night clubs…

The main night clubs are all close together meaning the night life is great as you can hop around & go to wherever is best!
 

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23rd October 19

Always exciting…

The nights out in Portsmouth are always exciting and a laugh

member1242874
22nd October 19

Probably the best place…

Probably the best place in the world to pub crawl. Lacking on clubs if that’s your scene.

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31st July 15

Nights out are student centered…

Nights out are student centered so cheap entry and cheap drinks. 

 

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Public Transport

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13th April 20

Everything is easy access…

Everything is easy access with the university bus.
 

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4th April 20

Public transport services are great…

Public transport services are great especially they uni bus.

member944783
13th January 20

There are multiple train stations…

There are multiple train stations and loads of buses to get you around.

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17th July 15

3 major train stations…

3 major train stations spread across the city, a free uni bus make transport very easy. 

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Shopping

The Southsea area, particularly Albert Road, is known for its quirky shop’s housing independent traders, boutiques, craft shops, and retro gear. Commercial Road is more of your standard ‘high street’ shopping area and has Cascades shopping centre. Finally, for those times when some serious retail therapy is needed, you have the Gunwharf Quays. This is a massive complex with over ninety designer outlets and big-name brands, all in one area, with sea views!

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Music

Portsmouth has a number of great live music venues the most iconic is The Wedgewood Rooms, open since 1992 is a small venue that has had big names such as Oasis, Kasabian and The Strokes grace its stage. Other popular venues which have larger capacity include Pyramids Centre and Portsmouth Guildhall.

 

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Museums

Portsmouth is known for its historic naval dockyard and there are many attractions to visit, such as stepping on to historic ships, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, or viewing the impressive wreck of the famous Tudor ship, The Mary Rose.

 

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Theatres

There are 2 Victorian Grade-II listed theatres, The New Theatre Royal and Kings Theatre, that both hosts touring plays, musicals, comedies and bands. The newest theatre company in the city is the Groundlings Theatre that runs a varied programme for all, from pantos to Shakespeare!

 

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Galleries

The city is home to a selection of new and contemporary art as well as more traditional art. Here are a few galleries that should be on your list to check out: ArtSpace, Aspex Gallery, Southsea Gallery, Hotwalls Studios, Jack House Gallery and White Dog Gallery.

 

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Festivals

There are a multitude of festivals that take place throughout the year in Portsmouth. There’s Victorious Festival, a music festival that brings in renowned artists, Black History Month Film Season, Comic-Con, Hampshire Street Food Awards, Tattoo Fest, Victorian Christmas Festival and so much more!

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18th July 2024

Only one club wor...

Only one club worth going to in the area. The rest are either closed down or overpriced read more

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30th May 2024

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Good and student friendly city. Could be isolated at night. read more

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17th May 2024

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Great place to live and study. Close to the sea so nice beach. read more

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4th April 2024

Portsmouth itself...

Portsmouth itself is a fantastic place to live and study. With its rich history, vibrant cultural scene, and beautiful waterfront, there is always something exciting to explore. read more

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4th April 2024

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20th March 2024

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19th March 2024

Cost of living ha...

Cost of living has increased over the years but it is a good and friendly city for students. read more

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19th March 2024

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Easy to get around, plenty to do. read more

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19th March 2024

Shops close to ea...

Shops close to early and the food options are ok read more

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16th March 2024

Nice small city a...

Nice small city able to get around easy. read more

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13th March 2024

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sometimes trains aren’t that regular/not direct to many places read more

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8th March 2024

Amazing location...

Amazing location with so much to do. read more

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16th January 2024

Getting anywhere...

Getting anywhere is super easy in Portsmouth. It really elevates living here to a new level. Also, the trains go directly to London and most major points along the way, so you’re never too far from home. read more

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22nd November 2023

It's a city mate....

It's a city mate. Beautiful seafront city, with great wind on occasion. read more

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17th November 2023

Really nice place...

Really nice place, the beach and arcade is nice read more

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17th November 2023

Great location wi...

Great location with many opportunities and actives to get involved in. read more

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17th November 2023

It’s fun and ther...

It’s fun and there’s lots to do read more

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15th November 2023

Havant is the loc...

Havant is the locality in Hampshire read more

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14th October 2023

Everything’s been...

Everything’s been going well for me here so far, and I’m close to everything I need. It’s been a fun experience! read more

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14th October 2023

Free student tran...

Free student transport. Wetherspoons for cheap pub trips. Could use a supermarket. read more

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14th October 2023

Cost of living se...

Cost of living seems good, with various shops close by that offer a range of prices, and lots of student discounts. Lots of places to eat out with good prices too. read more

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14th October 2023

Love all the acti...

Love all the activities and fun read more

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14th October 2023

You are in the he...

You are in the heart of the city close to multiple supermarkets and shops and restaurants read more

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14th October 2023

Yesssss I love it...

Yesssss I love it in here, Bulgaria is trash anywaysss read more

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21st September 2023

Nice night at the...

Nice night at the astoria, for the dirty disco and had a lot of fun read more

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21st September 2023

The house is dece...

The house is decent; the people are decent read more

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21st September 2023

its a really good...

its a really good city and good for transport read more

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21st September 2023

Good not much els...

Good not much else to say to be honest read more

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2nd September 2023

Its a great place...

Its a great place to stay if you like serenity and comfort. Not crowded at all. read more

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1st September 2023

Portsmouth is a v...

Portsmouth is a vibrant and diverse city. It is welcoming to all. This city has a great history and culture, in its unique way, Portsmouth to me is indeed a home away from home. read more

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29th August 2023

Great place to ch...

Great place to chill and study there is a lovely beach where h can go and have quality time with you mates read more

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29th August 2023

It’s a small city...

It’s a small city so transportation isn’t too expensive because most places are walkable. read more

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25th August 2023

I love Portsmouth...

I love Portsmouth very much! Love being by the beach read more

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24th August 2023

Small and cozy ci...

Small and cozy city very friendly read more

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21st August 2023

is a small nice c...

is a small nice cute city but after a while if u dont have friends is boring bc u dont have a lot of optiojns to spend the time on ur own read more

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16th August 2023

Just a typical vi...

Just a typical village in the UK, with many students around. read more

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15th August 2023

Accommodation is...

Accommodation is central to amenities and transport links. read more

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15th August 2023

it is a tiny city...

it is a tiny city and more activities need to be arranged in the city to not get bored read more

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14th August 2023

not so many event...

not so many events at the city read more

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16th July 2023

friendly staff an...

friendly staff and good environment read more

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13th July 2023

Peaceful, accessi...

Peaceful, accessible transportation and safe read more

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2nd July 2023

Really good shops...

Really good shops, good transport read more

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30th June 2023

Lots of concrete...

Lots of concrete and not many good driving roads read more

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member1288460
30th June 2023

Portsmouth is an...

Portsmouth is an amazing place to live, you have the best of all worlds with the beach and city. read more

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member1288288
28th June 2023

Lovely seaside ar...

Lovely seaside area to have a bbq in summer. Needs to improve activities for you adults. read more

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member588194
28th June 2023

Portsmouth is act...

Portsmouth is actually a good area for the people who are trying to start a new life and wants to have low-key profile because you won’t find bait people there (people who have loads of followers on Instagram) comparing to the midlands which is were you will find most of these people there portsmouth is like a mini version of the midlands so anything you can do in the mindlands you can do here. read more

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member487955
23rd June 2023

The city and nigh...

The city and night life is pretty good I didn’t enjoy the clubs too much as they weren’t too great but going out to pubs is great the local drinks are worth the money and especially the food places. read more

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member787734
20th June 2023

Nice place, nice...

Nice place, nice clubs overall nice place but slightly dodgy read more

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14th June 2023

Nights out are fu...

Nights out are fun because im a fun guy! Aka a nug! read more

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7th June 2023

Nice city if you...

Nice city if you avoid the Commercial road where you can get robbed even during the day time. read more

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member1086927
27th May 2023

I had a great tim...

I had a great time in Portsmouth, especially when it started to become sunny outside. Studying next to the seaside is a great experience and I recommend it to anyone looking to go there. read more

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26th May 2023

Great place to st...

Great place to study, lots of things to do, beach on the doorstep and fab transport links read more

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23rd May 2023

Wish the clubs we...

Wish the clubs were cheaper, and more transport read more

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23rd May 2023

Very good transpo...

Very good transport right outside of the building read more

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23rd May 2023

Portsmouth is a v...

Portsmouth is a very student-friendly city and has a lot to offer them as opposed to the general public. There are rough areas and a lot of the city has unkept, deprived and abandoned streets which give an unfriendly atmosphere, especially at night. But the seafront and everything a student could need being close together in proximity means the comfort and convenience of student life is easy to get into even for foreign students. read more

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23rd May 2023

I don’t go out at...

I don’t go out at night often, but I like to go out with friends and just wander. read more

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4th May 2023

Great city in gen...

Great city in general. A few nice places to go out with great student nights. read more

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member782691
29th March 2023

I don’t engage wi...

I don’t engage with the night life but Portsmouth in general has been amazing! read more

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27th March 2023

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is expensive. Eating out honestly why do places use no egg mayo it does not taste good. read more

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member1182308
26th March 2023

I’m not very expe...

I’m not very experienced with going out clubbing and stuff like that… but I’ve just found as long as the people I go with are great, it’s pretty good… and any club here is better than where I’m from sooooooo not really much to base off of. Don’t eat out very often and just shop around and you should be fine, food like fish pie are good for cheap meals that you cook one day and eat for the next few. Just budget and eat smart and you’ll be fine as long as you don’t blow the budget in the first month. Shops are decent, shed loads of charity shops, not really any shops I can think of that I’d want. There’s a hot donut kart that’s up commercial road that sells 10 small donuts for pretty cheap. Good time. read more

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16th March 2023

Love how close ev...

Love how close everything is and how easy it is to go shopping or a night out read more

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8th March 2023

I love Portsmouth...

I love Portsmouth it’s a lovely sea town and there’s always something to do read more

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8th March 2023

It is a small, co...

It is a small, cozy and a comfortable city to be a student. Easy to walk everywhere. Good to focus on studies. However there are not enough career and social opportunities. Making it a bad place to build a life. read more

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8th March 2023

Small town with l...

Small town with limited activities to do read more

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8th March 2023

Gunwharf quays an...

Gunwharf quays and several high streets, stunning beaches read more

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28th February 2023

Portsmouth has be...

Portsmouth has been a good place to live in! There a lots of shops around the city with plenty of places to eat out or go grab coffee with friends. read more

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21st February 2023

Lovely area for t...

Lovely area for the university read more

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21st February 2023

I love that every...

I love that everything is within walking distance. Good amount of restaurants and pubs to choose from. read more

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19th February 2023

Portsmouth is a g...

Portsmouth is a great place for a student to live read more

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17th February 2023

Having the sea ma...

Having the sea makes the city so much better, wish it was sand though! read more

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14th February 2023

Portsmouth is a w...

Portsmouth is a wacky town but that's why we love it! read more

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14th February 2023

Portsmouth feels...

Portsmouth feels like home now, the uni population is what makes this town so great. read more

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13th February 2023

I come from an ar...

I come from an area where the public transport is really cheap so to me £4.50 for a day rider is a bit to expensive read more

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12th February 2023

Well it is a bit...

Well it is a bit pricey every where but the placements of the city and being by the water, having the uni in the middle, it is all so convenient read more

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12th February 2023

Loads of social s...

Loads of social spaces to meet new people read more

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11th February 2023

Portsmouth has gr...

Portsmouth has great transport, it has really good locations for train stations read more

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11th February 2023

Pretty good, some...

Pretty good, some really bad council house areas tho. read more

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11th February 2023

A great place to...

A great place to live in, especially for students. Great student life. read more

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11th February 2023

Night life is gre...

Night life is great, good selections of restaurants and leisure activities. read more

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11th February 2023

everywhere is acc...

everywhere is accessible and there are a few spots to try and eat at. Decent uni experience. read more

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11th February 2023

Good city with go...

Good city with good takeaways and nice sights. read more

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11th February 2023

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live and chilled read more

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11th February 2023

Small city, so ea...

Small city, so easy to get around with public transport. Beach is really nice, gawnwarf really good for shopping and eating out. read more

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9th February 2023

Great night life...

Great night life and overall feels safe to walk about at night, if needed read more

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9th February 2023

Great city, my fa...

Great city, my favourite after London. read more

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9th February 2023

Portsmouth isn’t...

Portsmouth isn’t the nicest place but it’s got character. read more

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9th February 2023

It’s a chill plac...

It’s a chill place with some good vibes read more

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9th February 2023

Portsmouth is exp...

Portsmouth is expensive to live in read more

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9th February 2023

Portsmouth is a g...

Portsmouth is a great little town. read more

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9th February 2023

Portsmouth has qu...

Portsmouth has quite a lot of interesting things to do,so I find my self find new things that interest me read more

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9th February 2023

Great stuff canno...

Great stuff cannot complain. This accommodation is the best read more

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4th February 2023

Fair amount of go...

Fair amount of good places for a night out however the uni bus needs a better timetable / route for students needing to go to the Institute of Marine Sciences read more

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2nd February 2023

Lovely place to l...

Lovely place to live but will have to sell my kidney for a bus fair. Lots of amazing infrastructure for it but I miss my London type fairs. Don’t see why it couldn’t be something for the council to discuss and implement as would see busses used alot more read more

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1st February 2023

The transport is...

The transport is so reliable and fast, cost of living is expensive and shopping using discounts sometimes it’s cheaper. read more

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28th January 2023

Fun city. Alot to...

Fun city. Alot to explore. Good weather read more

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28th January 2023

Best very best ve...

Best very best very very best. read more

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26th January 2023

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live. Very student friendly. read more

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24th January 2023

I love how close...

I love how close everything is in Portsmouth, I love the restaurants around and I love how close it is to the beach. read more

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19th January 2023

It’s Portsmouth....

It’s Portsmouth. Decent nights out read more

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19th January 2023

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is unreal at the moment read more

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18th January 2023

Enjoyed it can wa...

Enjoyed it can walk pretty much everywhere round the city. read more

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17th January 2023

a chill and nice...

a chill and nice place to live read more

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8th January 2023

Everything you ne...

Everything you need is within walking distance which is great. There is a good range of shops in gunwharf and in and around the cascades shopping centre. There are a couple of nightclubs if that's your kind of thing (I can't comment on quality as I'm not a party person). Prices of things are pretty good considering it's a city. read more

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15th December 2022

very expensive ci...

very expensive city suprisingly, you can budget and make it work at the expense of ur social life though. Regular trains and busses though read more

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7th December 2022

good transport li...

good transport links and shopping facilities read more

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6th December 2022

Love the old feel...

Love the old feel of Portsmouth. Though doesn't always feel the safest read more

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6th December 2022

Overall nice plac...

Overall nice place with good shopping centres and places to go out read more

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4th December 2022

Great place to st...

Great place to study decent student area read more

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4th December 2022

It's a great envi...

It's a great environment to live in read more

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9th November 2022

The cost of livin...

The cost of living is high but affordable read more

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29th October 2022

Originally my hom...

Originally my hometown, the city has a lot to offer, lots of history and exciting things to do read more

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13th October 2022

Free uni bus duri...

Free uni bus during term times, lots and lots of pubs, strong night life. Two large places to shop, plenty of restaurants and fast food, like any other city the cost of living is ridiculous but it is what it is read more

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8th October 2022

Nice place with n...

Nice place with nice areas, pleasant to be and not expensive to live. read more

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3rd October 2022

Portsmouth is a g...

Portsmouth is a great city lots of night life and things to do. read more

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3rd October 2022

Good range of sho...

Good range of shops and transport. large variety of food places. read more

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3rd October 2022

Portsmouth is a b...

Portsmouth is a beautiful city with gorgeous architecture around every corner. The area is so convenient with shops, entertainment, clubs, and academic buildings everywhere that are easy to locate. I particularly love how everything is within walking distance. read more

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2nd October 2022

Portsmouth is ver...

Portsmouth is very accessible so everything is easy to do and is very reasonable for prices read more

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2nd October 2022

The is like 3 clu...

The is like 3 clubs that are average at best read more

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2nd October 2022

It’s a nice city...

It’s a nice city and nice to be somewhere new read more

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2nd October 2022

small place to li...

small place to live, but most things are accessible in a short walking distance read more

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2nd October 2022

Haven’t used the...

Haven’t used the buses yet the night still looking for the best club read more

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1st October 2022

Nice area, very s...

Nice area, very student oriented 😁 read more

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1st October 2022

Nice city, Nice p...

Nice city, Nice people, love the sea and it's walking distance almost everywhere read more

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1st October 2022

The biggest shock...

The biggest shock for me moving to another place was the fact that there aren’t any bins for food composting unlike back home in Surrey read more

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1st October 2022

Amazing area and...

Amazing area and so convenient read more

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1st October 2022

There is lots to...

There is lots to do arround Portsmouth read more

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1st October 2022

Very little publi...

Very little publix transport and shops read more

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1st October 2022

Good there is lot...

Good there is lots to do and lots to eat read more

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1st October 2022

it's very conveni...

it's very convenient with the train services and bike lanes, a walkable and nice city :> read more

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1st October 2022

Cool place to liv...

Cool place to live I guess lol read more

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30th September 2022

All the shops are...

All the shops are close and affordable and there are many shopping places to go when needed read more

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30th September 2022

It is a wonderful...

It is a wonderful city that has a lot to do read more

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30th September 2022

Very good city wi...

Very good city with a lot of attractions and placed to go and see read more

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30th September 2022

Portsmouth is a l...

Portsmouth is a lovely place to live, right by the sea and lots of amenities nearby read more

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30th September 2022

A great city to g...

A great city to go out in with a variety of places to go to. read more

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30th September 2022

The reception are...

The reception are very helpful read more

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30th September 2022

Portsmouth has gu...

Portsmouth has gunwharf quays which is a good place for food, shopping and entertainment. read more

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30th September 2022

Haven't really ha...

Haven't really had a chance to experience much of the city yet read more

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30th September 2022

the best night cl...

the best night clubs and wetherspoon read more

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30th September 2022

Portsmouth has a...

Portsmouth has a variety of shops and restaurants read more

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30th September 2022

Great location, g...

Great location, great uni, good facilities. read more

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29th September 2022

60% student popul...

60% student population so decent town and atmosphere but only during the term time read more

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29th September 2022

Love the location...

Love the location and city is gorgeous read more

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29th September 2022

Plenty of shoppin...

Plenty of shopping and resteraunts/pubs/clubs to go visit. No need to spend long looking for places to get what you need read more

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29th September 2022

Everything is clo...

Everything is close and there is everything I could want/need read more

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29th September 2022

Love the Astoria...

Love the Astoria and it is great read more

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29th September 2022

Really good. Nigh...

Really good. Nightlife is so fun read more

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29th September 2022

Great city with e...

Great city with everything so close to each other and a great night out read more

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29th September 2022

student buses cou...

student buses could be better but nice otherwise read more

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29th September 2022

great restaurants...

great restaurants and clubs that keep the party going all night long read more

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21st September 2022

A very nice place...

A very nice place to live for students read more

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20th September 2022

portsmouth is ver...

portsmouth is very nice near beach love it so far read more

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19th September 2022

Portsmouth is a r...

Portsmouth is a really nice place to live! I love it read more

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17th September 2022

It was a simple p...

It was a simple place to live after the first 2 or 3 years kinda gets boring but there are other cities close to it so wasn’t all bad overall pretty cool place to study read more

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16th September 2022

Nice seaside town...

Nice seaside town but the bus doesn’t really pass. read more

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9th September 2022

The city is big a...

The city is big and has a variety of places to go read more

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9th September 2022

Restaurants and s...

Restaurants and shops close too early read more

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9th September 2022

Shops nearby, lot...

Shops nearby, lots of restaurants and takeaways read more

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3rd September 2022

It was a experien...

It was a experience i will want to explore it more read more

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25th August 2022

Nice, quiet city...

Nice, quiet city which is walkable for most of its places read more

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19th August 2022

Wonderful city lo...

Wonderful city lots to do to keep you busy and entertained read more

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18th August 2022

Good location and...

Good location and cheap spots for outgoing out read more

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17th August 2022

Closed the sea an...

Closed the sea and walk around the town for relaxing read more

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17th August 2022

You can find ever...

You can find everything you want here. Although it is not very busy, it is still very convenient. read more

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17th August 2022

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17th August 2022

Yeah overall 2 st...

Yeah overall 2 stars…………………………… read more

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17th August 2022

Not the best city...

Not the best city but cheap and has a beach. read more

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16th August 2022

Expensive but whe...

Expensive but where in the South isn't but I have truly come to love the city and wish to live here when possible read more

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16th August 2022

Portsmouth is an...

Portsmouth is an incredible city with lots of opportunities and things to do around the city for whatever preferences people have read more

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16th August 2022

Housing and accom...

Housing and accommodation is cheap but if you saw the kinds of houses here you’d think they’d be a lot more expensive, loads of places to eat and drink out you’ll never run out of options read more

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15th August 2022

Quiet town with l...

Quiet town with lots of activities read more

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15th August 2022

Too small too sma...

Too small too small rude kid around north end area read more

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15th August 2022

Decent night life...

Decent night life, haven't really needed to use transport as everything is very close read more

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6th July 2022

Uni buses hardly...

Uni buses hardly exist meaning travel to sports facilities is very difficult. Shopping is incredible with the high street and Gunwharf offering any amenities you could possibly need read more

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29th June 2022

Loads to do and l...

Loads to do and loads of transport so easy to get places read more

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29th June 2022

It's pretty decen...

It's pretty decent, you can get some decent stuff at gunwharf read more

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29th June 2022

Not the best city...

Not the best city, but the coast is nice read more

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29th June 2022

A very lovely cit...

A very lovely city for uni students read more

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29th June 2022

Portsmouth offers...

Portsmouth offers a lot of facilities in terms of food and shopping however transport links such as trains are not great with many trains to Portsmouth and Southsea being stopped early whilst being in the train leaving you to organise other ways back. However, in staying in Portsmouth itself it’s not hard to find something your after within a few steps. read more

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29th June 2022

Nice city but qui...

Nice city but quite busy in cascades shopping center at the weekends, thete are some great market stools too that pop up in certain days of the week. Haven't really explored night life. read more

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29th June 2022

Portsmouth has ev...

Portsmouth has everything you could need. Plenty of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and clubs read more

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29th June 2022

Absolutely love P...

Absolutely love Portsmouth, personally it had everything I needed, from the high street to Gunwharf read more

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12th April 2022

Great town overal...

Great town overall but i cannot rate the eating out aspect accurately. read more

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11th April 2022

Easy to get aroun...

Easy to get around fun stuff to do read more

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13th March 2022

The place was a m...

The place was a mixture. It was somewhat beautiful, with some old buildings, like Guildhall. There was a sense of community there as there would sometimes be protests, food markets, movie viewings on a big screen, etc. However, it was also actually dangerous. Some people I knew were harassed/ attacked by locals. Outside of this main area, there are other places to hang out, and eat/ drink, that seemed both cosy and relaxed, and very trendy and quaint. Plus there's the actual sea, and some historical areas to check out. There are also some festivals, funfairs, theatres, and cinemas. It's possible though, that it starts to get a little boring after a while. It's not exactly London which is spralling with something different in every direction, but that's a given. I would say a good spot, esp. for youngsters flying the nest/ setting out into the world on their own. read more

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2nd March 2022

I live at home so...

I live at home so I’m not too worried about the transportation links and local amenities. read more

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10th February 2022

Portsmouth as a w...

Portsmouth as a whole really isn’t that bad of a city. There is a good public transport system however I doubt you will need to use it as everything is in one place. There’s only a few nightclubs however there’s quiet a few pubs that are very good. There’s a big outlet mall and a smaller mall which is a normal shopping street. Everything is well connected and easy to get too. Plus the beach is very pretty read more

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8th February 2022

I love Portsmouth...

I love Portsmouth and enjoy the beach often read more

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15th December 2021

Beautiful city wi...

Beautiful city with the beach and gunwharf quays as top destinations read more

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29th November 2021

night out and the...

night out and the local town is always a laugh, not too expensive considering it’s by the coast aswell read more

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28th October 2021

I’ve loved Portsm...

I’ve loved Portsmouth city and the public transport is great read more

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9th October 2021

Close station (so...

Close station (southsea) around 6-7 mins away read more

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21st September 2021

Amazing area very...

Amazing area very Rich and amazing nights out with amazing restaurants read more

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member662233
9th September 2021

Portsmouth is big...

Portsmouth is big enough to not get bored, but small enough to go everywhere on foot or by bike. Overall very cost effective city to study. read more

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29th August 2021

Portsmouth It’s...

Portsmouth It’s not bad there’s not really much to do but the good thing is that it’s not that far from London and other interesting cities read more

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29th August 2021

Pretty Decent if...

Pretty Decent if I do say so myself read more

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12th August 2021

Decent city all c...

Decent city all compact and easy to get to stuff read more

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16th July 2021

Beautiful city fu...

Beautiful city full of history. Portsmouth offers a platter of activities… you’ll never get bored! read more

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member1360963
15th July 2021

I left London to...

I left London to study at a new place and I am glad I picked Portsmouth. I love the atmosphere of Southsea and the artisan feel of the Palmerston and Albert road areas. Coming from a city, Portsmouth is lively enough that I don't find it slow, but options to relax in nature are there, especially around the common and seafront. I love the history of the city, and I love the communities and interest groups that I'm hoping to join more of. read more

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14th July 2021

It is a good expe...

It is a good experience. Great night out but not very diverse. read more

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14th July 2021

Excellent in publ...

Excellent in public transport. Great shopping options. Not great for eating out. read more

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21st June 2021

Public transport...

Public transport links are handy for students and the students buss routes is helpful for getting around for no extra cost but incredibly busy. Since moving to a different city I've realised the shopping and night life in Portsmouth predominantly only supports the drinking party student life. Which is great if your into that sort of thing, but if you want something other than night clubs or drinking then its highly lacking in variety. I've now moved away and live in one of the UK's most expensive cities to live in "on record", but I was still paying more on rent in Portsmouth for less which speaks volumes about the poor cost of living. Eating out was also very limited or costly, thus eating in is something you find you'll be doing almost always. read more

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16th June 2021

Lots of things ab...

Lots of things about, quite expensive but great for having fun. Spoons always has cheap drinks ;) read more

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14th June 2021

Portsmouth is a v...

Portsmouth is a very affordable city with much to do for students. Everything is close by and a walking distance away. There’s place to eat, go for nights out and the beach and common is great in the summer. The shopping isn’t that great as the shops are quite dated, but everything else is great for a student city. read more

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11th June 2021

Really good and l...

Really good and lots to do for a whole range of budgets and always top quality read more

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8th June 2021

I love Portsmouth...

I love Portsmouth, you can walk every where, you can eat out in gunwharf the town is beautiful especially the sea, I love the vibe and everything read more

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8th June 2021

great rail links...

great rail links to london, gatwick and various other cities, plenty of places to shop including gunwharf and cascades. great variety of takeaway and restaurants for a treat nightb read more

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7th June 2021

Love the area, ma...

Love the area, many places to eat and people are always out having fun read more

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25th May 2021

Plenty to see and...

Plenty to see and do in Portsmouth, there is a lot to discover especially around the lesser known areas read more

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21st May 2021

Living in portsmo...

Living in portsmouth is pretty good read more

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19th May 2021

Portsmouth isn’t...

Portsmouth isn’t the most welcome of cities to students. read more

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19th May 2021

Not expensive to...

Not expensive to live. Cheap Lots of stuff to do read more

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19th May 2021

I dont do much tb...

I dont do much tbh. so this is kind of just my opinion read more

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19th May 2021

Just a very lovel...

Just a very lovely little place that is easy to live in. The sea is healing to all of your troubles in life. read more

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18th May 2021

Portsmouth is qui...

Portsmouth is quite an expensive place to live. However, the variety at Gunwarf Quays is ideal for days/nights out for shopping, eating and drinking. read more

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18th May 2021

Good City. Lots o...

Good City. Lots of pubs/bars/clubs locally. beach only a 5 min walk read more

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18th May 2021

Don’t like the pr...

Don’t like the price of public transport. read more

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18th May 2021

Sea-side city! Lo...

Sea-side city! Lovely beach, good vibes! read more

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12th May 2021

Portsmouth has a...

Portsmouth has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife available to everyone. Most places are generally within walking distance, and there are generally enough shops to suit everybody’s needs. read more

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29th April 2021

Portsmouth is a l...

Portsmouth is a lovely place, with loads of places to go visit including the beach, the HMS dockyard, the lighthouse further down Southsea beach. It’s an amazing place with everything close by it makes shopping really easy as well as going out with friends to the pubs and on nights out. read more

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26th April 2021

Portsmouth is suc...

Portsmouth is such a nice city and has a great variety from the seafront and piers to city life. I've enjoyed my time in Portsmouth so far and feel as if there's so much to do when with covid which is a plus. I've not needed to use public transport as you really can walk everywhere, however I hear it's cheap and reliable. It is a bit pricey to live in Portsmouth as I currently pay £1200 a month (bills included) for a studio apartment. read more

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20th April 2021

Nights out doesn'...

Nights out doesn't apply to me so left as 3 star (I don't go out drinking at all). The Uni is in the town centre with nearly all campuses and halls being within walking distance so public transport not needed (there is a free university bus). read more

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19th April 2021

The cost of livin...

The cost of living here is pretty good if you can cook by yourself since if you choose to go outside to eat outside it is far more costly. I don't do nights out so I can't rate this but there doesn't seem to be much public disruption considering that as a factor I think Portsmouth is a great place to stay. Shopping is very convenient as everything is in walking distance. Portsmouth is great since you don't have to take a public transport to get to places. You can just walk to get to your desired destination. read more

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16th April 2021

Great place. Ever...

Great place. Everything is in walking distance. There is so much to see and do. The transport links are fantastic and summers down the beachfront can not be beat. read more

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10th April 2021

Very packed and p...

Very packed and populated area but everyone is friendly read more

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15th December 2020

just don’t look a...

just don’t look at the crackheads read more

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1st December 2020

Most powerful cit...

Most powerful city near shoutsea with waterport everybudy bset time spent free time. read more

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26th October 2020

Gun Wharf is fab...

Gun Wharf is fab amazing outlets of the best shops. Also loads of little odd shops on Albert road etc Southsea is the best place to live. read more

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20th October 2020

Overall, great c...

Overall, great city to live in! :) read more

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21st September 2020

Portsmouth is an...

Portsmouth is an affordable city and students go clubbing on Purple Wednesday's - a time when student's get into venues for less. Uber Eats let's you order deliveries 24/7 and is very convenient. Otherwise, there'll likely be a Tesco Express within walking distance of your accommodation. There's even a uni bus that goes around southsea and is useful if you live further away from campus in private accommodation. It's free for all students; you'll need to show the bus driver your student ID first though. read more

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8th September 2020

An affordable cit...

An affordable city to reside in as a student, cheap student nights and lots of activities to do when not studying. A small city too so everywhere is within walking distance. read more

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24th August 2020

It was really nic...

It was really nice the town is compact, everything is near everything, it is near the seaside. you can find everything in the city. everything is at max 15 min distance. It has malls and restaurants. read more

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17th August 2020

Pretty good, just...

Pretty good, just stay out of Sommerstown read more

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16th August 2020

Portsmouth is qui...

Portsmouth is quite small and so the city centre is about 20 minutes away from the beach. There are loads of parks and A LOT of places to eat, as well as an insane amount of pubs and clubs to go to. Houses are general university prices, however they are cheaper than other cities such as Oxford and Bristol. It’s also only a 45 minute train journey away from London and a 40 minute train journey from Southampton so is easy access to other areas. Also the train from Southsea to Harbour or Fratton is a lifesaver as it allows easy access to other areas of the city. read more

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15th August 2020

Really good night...

Really good night life and shopping by the sea. read more

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12th August 2020

Such a compact ci...

Such a compact city, didnt even need to use local buses as it was possible to walk everywhere! Great prices for the south too and some amazing restaurants and cafes about. I still visit often even though i have graduated read more

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11th August 2020

The university, i...

The university, its halls and the other student housing in the area is placed perfectly in the centre of the city! Never too far from restaurants, bars and clubs, with Gunwharf Quays within walking distance too! read more

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8th August 2020

It’s very afforda...

It’s very affordable to live in Portsmouth read more

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6th August 2020

Even though the c...

Even though the cost if living isn't hugely cheap, in Portsmouth most of the town caters for students so whether it's a night out or a bite to eat there's always somewhere affordable. The nightlife is amazing and you feel like you are there in a bubble with students. read more

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6th August 2020

Perfect for anyth...

Perfect for anything you need to do, beach, town, shopping retail outlets, countryside a 20 mins train away read more

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5th August 2020

I use uber everyw...

I use uber everywhere which is fairly cheap too read more

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2nd August 2020

Lots of affordabl...

Lots of affordable housing in Southsea/ Fratton area. Some great nightclubs (most notably The Astoria). City is very compact and flat so everywhere is accessible by bike/ walking. read more

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31st July 2020

Everything is so...

Everything is so close it is easy to walk everywhere read more

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31st July 2020

All in all great...

All in all great area to live in. read more

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30th July 2020

Free university b...

Free university bus, Gunwharf and Commercial road are both good shopping areas, with Gunwharf offering lots of restaurants and a costume shop on Commercial road to buy things for the social nights out. read more

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30th July 2020

Expensive to get...

Expensive to get around but there are enough shops to keep you entertained and it’s very good value living so long as you hunt around for the best deal read more

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30th July 2020

Portsmouth has ev...

Portsmouth has everything you need! I hope to continue living down here. Everything is cheap and there are lots of places to go read more

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30th July 2020

Best University...

Best University Best Faculty Very Friendly and Helpful Environment One of the finest city. read more

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30th July 2020

The town is great...

The town is great as it has a lot of nice independent delis and cafes around southsea and Gunwharf Quays has most of what you’d want out of a shopping centre however some parts of Portsmouth are dodgy (Fratton and upwards) so be careful. The buses are a little over priced but the university supplies the students with a free bus that goes around southeast and fratton read more

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30th July 2020

Enjoyable city an...

Enjoyable city and beautiful sea front read more

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30th July 2020

Absolutely awful...

Absolutely awful do not go here. Nothing about this was good read more

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29th July 2020

Couldn’t have cho...

Couldn’t have chosen a better city to go to uni read more

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29th July 2020

Portsmouth is a l...

Portsmouth is a lovely little city. The beach is always pleasant wvwn though its not sandy. The island is rich with history and great for photography. The social scene is amazing: loads of places to hang out, drink, shop and public transport is decent! + the uni bus takes you around most of the island for free. read more

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29th July 2020

Portsmouth is gre...

Portsmouth is great like London but cheaper read more

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member1350117
28th July 2020

Portsmouth is the...

Portsmouth is the best city I’ve ever lived in. Free uni bus, can walk everywhere otherwise, cheapest Uber’s, cheapest and most fun nights out in the south, cheap house rent, banging places to eat and drink - just don’t bother the crackheads read more

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28th July 2020

Amazing city with...

Amazing city with hestorical landmarks all around the city read more

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28th July 2020

Cheap student liv...

Cheap student living. Different areas in Portsmouth for different vibes. Truly unique city. Small enough to walk everywhere but different and diverse enough to make it feel massive. read more

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member1350103
28th July 2020

Great city, would...

Great city, wouldn't mind moving there post uni. read more

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member1350081
27th July 2020

I drive so public...

I drive so public transport wasn’t an issue for me. The night life is really good read more

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27th July 2020

Not one bad thing...

Not one bad thing I can say about Portsmouth read more

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26th July 2020

Cost of living in...

Cost of living in Portsmouth is unreasonably high for the city and location however is a decent city other than that read more

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26th July 2020

Pretty much every...

Pretty much everything is available. All required shops are 10 mins walk from the center of the city. read more

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member950047
25th July 2020

Lovely city, mix...

Lovely city, mix of shops and beaches. Very few concert venues and not many concerts if you're into alternative music (Enter Shikari does come to Portsmouth sometimes though). Buses are expensive but it's easy to walk because the land is mostly flat read more

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25th July 2020

Some great shoppi...

Some great shopping and dining places all around especially gunwharf quays. Good bus and train links and great night life we love a purple Wednesday read more

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28th June 2020

I wasn't sure at...

I wasn't sure at first but Southsea is amazing. read more

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27th June 2020

Very affordable c...

Very affordable city with amazing views to the beach and relaxing environments. read more

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18th June 2020

Safe place, if yo...

Safe place, if you know where not to go at night. Cheap ubers and local taxies. Very easy to navigate. Can walk absolutely anywhere. Great night life! Freshers events are amazing. There’s a free uni bus. So many beautiful places to go. The place has rich history. If you stay a bit after submissions you can enjoy the beach like you’re on holiday! read more

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16th May 2020

Portsmouth is a r...

Portsmouth is a really beautiful city and the nights out are the best read more

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27th April 2020

everything is in...

everything is in walking distance read more

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24th April 2020

I dont find much...

I dont find much to complain about, I feel like it is a nice place however there can be times where it feels like there isn't much to do. read more

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member1047367
16th April 2020

great place for a...

great place for a student aas everything iss reasonably priced and in close proximity. read more

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13th April 2020

Everything is eas...

Everything is easy access with the university bus. Housing is a bit pricey but there is lots to do in such a vibrant city read more

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4th April 2020

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is quite expensive especially halls like Catherine house who are so over priced. However moving into a house after first year proved to be much more cost effective. Plenty of places to eat out. The night life is really good, a couple different clubs to choose from. Loads of different shops from high street to designer. Public transport services are great especially they uni bus. read more

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8th March 2020

Complete range Yo...

Complete range You have an outlet, with super fancy shops, and a town center with the cheaper basic shops. A vue cinema (the cheapest of cinemas) Pleanty of clubs and bars Lots of connecting busses Some places are a little bit pricy, but nothing extortionate. But also, cheap places too. Clubs have good discounted nights and are very busy Pleant of things to do that arent drinking too Beach near by, cinema, swimmimg pools, rock garden, bowling, many resturants, game bars, pub quizzes, shopping and so much. Worth a look on groupon, lots of cheap day out things here that a lot of people dont realise is here. Keep and eye out for events, like christmas market and vintage kilo sales. A lot of students miss these and its a shame. read more

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member946343
3rd March 2020

The free uni bus...

The free uni bus only goes one way round and it doesn’t run at night read more

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27th February 2020

Shops are super c...

Shops are super close, either clothing or food everyone can choose, huge variety, a lot of great clubs in here read more

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27th February 2020

There’s numerous...

There’s numerous clubs for different tastes of night out. There’s multiple high streets and no shortage of restaurants and eateries. The famous Gunwharf Quays is a fantastic outlet. read more

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member546105
25th February 2020

Great city, most...

Great city, most sunny days in UK per statistics read more

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member1146028
22nd February 2020

- good clubs all...

- good clubs all near the university - good shopping close by ( Gunwharf keys) read more

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member645760
16th February 2020

Gnwharfquays and...

Gnwharfquays and cascades shopping center are go for shopping but the rest is not good in general or it's bad value for money read more

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member1045692
13th February 2020

Portsmouth is qui...

Portsmouth is quite an underrated city and I really enjoyed living there. You’ve got all the big supermarkets to choose from and most accommodation for students is right on campus. I do not really care about nights out, but the times that I did go everywhere was extremely crowded, which will definitely want to make you want to stay at home if like me you do not like to be smushed in a crowd of sweaty strangers... read more

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member745181
3rd February 2020

A lot of criminal...

A lot of criminality and homeless people, apart from that, quite cheap. read more

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member844883
17th January 2020

The safety should...

The safety should be improved in the night read more

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17th January 2020

I cannot rate it...

I cannot rate it enough, I loved it. read more

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member444810
15th January 2020

The city is cater...

The city is catered for students so there’s always deals about! Gunwharf is more on the expensive side but they do student discount evenings which is so good. read more

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14th January 2020

Great nights out...

Great nights out with loads of places to go. Gunwharf is a plus with lots of fab bars and variety of restaurants read more

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GregorySmegory
13th January 2020

The prices are re...

The prices are reasonable and everything you could ever need is nearby read more

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13th January 2020

There are multipl...

There are multiple train stations and loads of buses to get you around. The main night clubs are all close together meaning the night life is great as you can hop around & go to wherever is best! Portsmouth has some great shopping experiences with Gunwharf Quays located a 15-20 min walk from university accommodation and the town centre 5 minutes in the other direction. read more

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member1044631
4th January 2020

Portsmouth is a r...

Portsmouth is a really small but busy city. There is plenty to do, and good nights out available in lots of places. read more

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member644520
20th December 2019

Portsmouth is gre...

Portsmouth is great for a night out and is extremely cheap in regards to rent - I found that living by the sea was a massive positive too! read more

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2nd December 2019

Depends who you a...

Depends who you are. If you are a relatively smart with what you buy you'll survive read more

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21st November 2019

A lot of fun as t...

A lot of fun as the nightlife is always very alive, though the recent increase of reported crime in Portsmouth does leave a lot of people on edge read more

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11th November 2019

Portsmouth has re...

Portsmouth has really good public transportation and shops. read more

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member543412
10th November 2019

Great night life....

Great night life. Great takeaways. read more

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9th November 2019

Good facilities I...

Good facilities I feel a big supermarket closer to the guildhall would be much better read more

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5th November 2019

Uni gives free bu...

Uni gives free buses so can get around if just outside main area, shopping you have gun wharf or main town but about 25 min walk between read more

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member1043160
4th November 2019

Loads of transpor...

Loads of transport links. Prices for eating out are good. Food prices in shops are high read more

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4th November 2019

Very good locatio...

Very good location by the sea and all near supermarket shops restaurand pubs and clubs read more

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member1043094
2nd November 2019

Not much public t...

Not much public transport but no need as you have two large shopping complexes every single shop you will ever want or need, and every restaurant and fast food you’ll need, and supermarkets and everything you could possibly want read more

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1st November 2019

Everything is rea...

Everything is really accessible. There are so many options for going out. It’s all very student friendly, even Gunwharf. read more

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31st October 2019

Something for eve...

Something for everyone, no matter your interests read more

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30th October 2019

Bit of a dive in...

Bit of a dive in places but gunwharf is nice read more

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28th October 2019

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live, bit crowded, locals are a bit scary, don't eat at ken's chicken, do eat at alis kabab up by pryzum read more

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27th October 2019

Great city to stu...

Great city to study in. Everythhing is close by! read more

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25th October 2019

Always plenty to...

Always plenty to do and easy to travel and navigate around the city. Friendly locals and shopkeepers on every doorstep and always help in the community if you need it. read more

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25th October 2019

Average, actual t...

Average, actual town is horrid thpugh read more

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24th October 2019

The city is amazi...

The city is amazing and it has a lot of things to do read more

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23rd October 2019

Go to Gunwharf Qu...

Go to Gunwharf Quays and shop in the greatest outlet at the ocean. The nights out in Portsmouth are always exciting and a laugh read more

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23rd October 2019

Easy to get aroun...

Easy to get around and cheap food read more

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22nd October 2019

A small city, gre...

A small city, great transport links. Probably the best place in the world to pub crawl. Lacking on clubs if that’s your scene. read more

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22nd October 2019

Free uni bus, dec...

Free uni bus, decent place for students read more

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22nd October 2019

Great student cit...

Great student city! Students everywhere andlot of things tailored to students. Makes it great. Nigths out are crowded but you make friends quite easily. read more

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20th October 2019

A great city if y...

A great city if you're looking for nights out and a social vibe, but not great for arts or culture read more

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15th October 2019

Very good shoppin...

Very good shopping in here and the cost of living is not high at all read more

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15th October 2019

Uni has a free bu...

Uni has a free bus from Mo-Fr which is great otherwise everything is a walking distance. The coastal part of city, Southsea is beautiful full of shops, pubs, restaurants. I love that Portsmouth is full of independent shops. read more

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14th October 2019

I wouldn't eat ou...

I wouldn't eat out too often unless you have some money coming in as you should try and cook to gain some experience but there are lots of nice places to eat out if you have the money! - I hate clubbing and prefer pubs hence why nights out is only one star for me personally but public transport and everything else is great. read more

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13th October 2019

This city meet al...

This city meet all of the criteria. It is designed for students and not only. Accommodation is cheap, there are two shopping centres, lots of place to eat and party. Ubers, taxis, trains and buses available. read more

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13th October 2019

Not a wide range...

Not a wide range of things to do, think that’s why everyone went out all the time. Town centre could be improved read more

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10th October 2019

Cost of living ia...

Cost of living ia good compared to elsewhere read more

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8th October 2019

There is a lot of...

There is a lot of stuff but it’s spread out read more

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7th October 2019

Lovely area with...

Lovely area with plenty of things to explore, nightlife is great and there is a wide variety of eating facilities read more

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5th October 2019

It’s an beautiful...

It’s an beautiful city with amazing landscapes read more

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member742562
5th October 2019

Free uni bus and...

Free uni bus and also Gunwharf shopping centre what more could you ask for read more

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member542523
3rd October 2019

Uni buss makes tr...

Uni buss makes traversing the city very easy and free. read more

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member1142500
2nd October 2019

Decent city - def...

Decent city - definitely has areas to improve but from a student point of view it has everything I need. We have a free university bus but it only goes one way in a loop and is often cramped. read more

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member842361
23rd September 2019

Plenty of researc...

Plenty of research required for local amenities read more

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member611755
31st July 2015

Nights out are st...

Nights out are student centered so cheap entry and cheap drinks. Eating out is typical places but they all do student discounts. read more

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member1011634
27th July 2015

The town has grea...

The town has great shops and restaurants and everyone has had plenty of brilliant night out! read more

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member611618
27th July 2015

Affordable way of...

Affordable way of living, lots of students about, decent shops and great for student nights out:) read more

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member911610
27th July 2015

university bus wa...

university bus was great, lots of shopping and great nights out read more

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member911605
27th July 2015

Lovely area which...

Lovely area which caters for every need read more

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member411512
23rd July 2015

The city works we...

The city works well for students with everything you could want/need, even if you just want to get home. read more

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member1011355
18th July 2015

Plenty of places...

Plenty of places to go and plenty of places to eat, plus Gunwarf at your disposal! Many food shops and supermarkets to shop at spread over many areas making them very accessible. I mostly used the uni bus, but there are plenty of public buses running on a good time scale and there are 3 train stations (fratton, Portsmouth and Southsea, Portsmouth harbour). Shopping is great- Gunwarf, commercial street and Southsea mall read more

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Thomas Rance
17th July 2015

3 major train sta...

3 major train stations spread across the city, a free uni bus make transport very easy. Outlet centre is perfect for student shopping sprees. read more

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lpasquino
17th July 2015

Plenty of afforda...

Plenty of affordable student houses, loads of restaurants and fun things to do, numerous shops, both independent and chain. Plenty of great nights out and good public transport. read more

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Merryclaremas
17th July 2015

Loads of pubs and...

Loads of pubs and clubs, gunwharf for outlet shopping and restaurants and free uni bus! read more

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member411338
17th July 2015

Pubs everywhere....

Pubs everywhere. Good nights out. And every shop needed read more

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