Portsmouth is located on England’s south coast, which offers some of the best weather in the UK. In our vibrant and cosmopolitan city, the historic sits alongside the modern. Portsmouth is small enough to feel at home in and you can get around quickly and easily. Most University buildings are right in the heart of the city and everything you need – entertainment, shopping, the seafront – is within easy reach.
Southsea seafront is a short walk from the city centre and main University campus. Here you can enjoy fantastic sea views, four miles of beach and the green spaces of Southsea Common, ideal for meeting friends and having summer picnics. The Common also hosts live music, running events and even a kite festival. If you want to see more of the UK, you will find good road and rail links to other major cities. London is just a 90 minute train journey away. Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports are within easy reach. If you want to get to Europe, there are regular ferries to France and Spain.