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Home to one of the largest shopping centres in the country, Southampton is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of shopping.

Whether you’re after vintage gems, high street favourites, or big-name brands, you won’t be left disappointed by the selection of stores on offer.

Southampton’s main shopping haven is Westquay, located in the heart of the city with over 80 stores, it’s the ideal spot to indulge in some retail therapy. With brands such as Waterstones, Zara, Space NK, Schuh, Lego and Apple, you're bound to find something that takes your fancy. The centre also boasts over 50 cafés, bars, and restaurants so you’ll never go home hungry.

Explore beyond the bustling high street to find smaller boutiques, markets and retro stores where you can hunt for a bargain or find something special.

Wondering where you’ll spend that weekly food budget? There's a big Asda just around the corner from Solent's own campus, supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl offering discounts and deals within a 10-minute walk of campus, and mini Tesco and Sainsbury's nearby for emergencies.

Don’t forget to check UNiDAYS and Student Beans for online and instore discounts at local retailers or use your campus card when you’re at the till; many shops and restaurants can offer you a student discount. 


Solent University is also home to Re:So, an on-campus retail space where our creative students and graduates can use the store as a platform to sell their creations in the campus store or online.

Find out more about Re:So

Student work on sale in our on-campus store, Re:So