I am a second year philosophy student at the University of Southampton and I started this blog because there is a demand for some honest advice for prospective students and visitors of Southampton and my blog aims to give just that.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Big Attraction: WestQuay
Today I will present some facts about one of Southampton's main tourist destinations, which happens to be the South Coast's premier retail destination too. The shopping mall has a whopping 800,000 square feet total area and is the home of major retailers such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Zara, Apple, amongst many others. It has a food court with popular restaurants such as Nando's and Wagamama's. It is situated near the docks, in the centre of town and only a short walk away from IKEA, which also attracts myriads of shoppers. WestQuay also hosts events such as the Student Sessions event, which student can, by presenting their student ID, benefit of really good sales from their favourite retailers, watch live music and receive many freebies. I would recommend it to any prospective students reading this, it is a very fun event and you will get a chance to socialise with other students, so it is worth keeping an eye out for these events as they are definitely worth it. In addition, WestQuay is on its way of getting an extension primarily for a wider diversity of leisure. It will be called Watermark WestQuay and it is a 70 million pounds investment due for completion in 2016 and there are plans for more shops, cafés, restaurants, a luxury cinema and housing to flank a public plaza overlooking the beautiful medieval town walls.