Southampton is located at the English south coast in the
county Hampshire. It is an approximate two hours drive form
London away between Portsmouth and Bournemouth.
The protected natural harbour of Southampton Waters is one
of the most important trade and passenger ports in Britain.
It strongly influenced the development of the city that has
approximately 200.000 inhabitants. Today’s appearance
of the cities is modern as great parts were destroyed during
World War II. The city centre consists mainly of modern office
buildings and shopping malls. But some of its medieval corners
are still intact und well preserved and can be visited during
Southampton is a nice place to study, as its university
is one of the best in Britain, and the city provides a variety
of entertainment for us students. Of course it can't compete
with old universities like Oxford or Cambridge but the 15000
students can't be entirely wrong. The university spreads over
several campuses with the main campus located at the north
edge of the city about 30 min from the centre.