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For people visiting the Learning Societies Lab, below is a list of useful information about the local area:

Highfield Campus Map

campus map of southampton university

Useful Links



The unilink bus service offers a frequent link between various areas of Southampton and the University.

The U1A / U1C bus offers a service between Southampton Airport and the City Centre via Highfield campus and Southampton Train Station. For timetables and further route information, visit the unilink website.

National Express Coaches

The national express coach station is situated near the centre of Southampton, with regular services to various locations around the country.

The train station - with a unilink bus connection to the university is a 10-15 minute walk away. You can book travel plans online at the national express website.


There are 2 train stations in Southampton, the main station Southampton central, is in the city centre which has bus links (U1A) to the university. The second train station is Southampton Airport Parkway.

Trains run roughly every 30 minutes between London Waterloo and Southampton central. For train times and prices go to thetrainline.com


There a number of taxi firms that operate in the southampton area, below is a list of taxi company phone numbers:
  • Radio Taxis 02380 666666
  • ATS Taxi 02380 222222
  • multi seater booking line 02380 616166
  • Streamline Taxi 02380 223355
If you wish to book a taxi from Gatwick/Heathrow airport to Southampton University, use a company called English Rose Collection. You need to pre-book your taxi before your flight however the cost will be around £60 for the journey as opposed to £150+ if catching a taxi at the airport.


Southampton Airport is situated on the outskirts of the City. Flights are available to the following destinations.

A list of airlines that fly to Southampton Airport can be found on the Southampton Airport website


Highfield House Hotel

119 Highfield Lane, Portswood, Southampton, 02380 554223
Is situated on the outskirts of Southampton, a 10 minute walk from the University,
10 minute drive to the City Centre, central train station.
Bed and breakfast from £49

Elizabeth House Hotel

42-44 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XP
(0)23 8022 4327
Is just situated outside the city centre, less then a mile from West Quay shopping Centre.Short Taxi ride to the University, Central Train Station, and Airport.
Bed and Breakfast from around £57.50

Southampton Park Hotel

12-13 Cumberland Pl, Southampton, SO15 2WY
3 * Hotel, situated in the City Centre, easy walking distance to shops, train station and theatre.
Short journey to Southampton University and airport.
Bed and Breakfast from £48 onwards

Jurys Inn Hotel

Charlotte Place, Southampton, SO14 0TB
Tel: 023 8037 1111
Largest Hotel in Southampton, based right in the City centre.
Short walk to shops and local attractions.
Bed and breakfast from £65 onwards


1 West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1RA
Tel :02380/330550
Opposite West Quay shopping centre, close to the train station and harbour.
Furthest away from Southampton University.
Bed and breakfast from £84 onwards

Restaurants & Pubs

Dock of the bay

69 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XS
023 8033 990
Situated just outside Southampton City Centre, it takes about 5-10 mins by car from the university to get there.
Mediterranean food - Quite Reasonable prices

Cowherds Inn

The Common, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7NN
023 8051 6921
Situated just outside Southampton City Centre, very popular in the summer months.
Again it takes about 5-10 minutes by car
English food - good prices

Ceno Bar & Restaurant

119, Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1AQ
023 8055 4400
10-15 minute walk from the University, popular place to sit outside in the nice weather.
CENO is a stylish and contemporary restaurant.

The Crown Inn

9 Highcrown Street, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1QE
023 8031 5033
5-10 minutes walk from the University, does tend to be busy at lunch time.
Typical pub food very well priced


180 Burgess Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 3HH
023 8067 8067
Nearest to Glen Eyre, very popular Indian Restaurant, reasonably priced.
Doesn't Deliver to Glen Eyre.