University of Portsmouth

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.1 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"Lots of shopping, very beautiful seaside with large commons, fun activities like mini golf and arcades."
"There's a few clubs, lots of bars. Albert Road is quite lively. You can walk on the coast/beach. You have the Gunwharf designer outlet centre. Fratton Park which is home to Portsmouth football club. There is a pier with an arcade/fun fair with rides."
"In Portsmouth, life is good if you like clubbing. Otherwise, there is not a great deal, especially if you are on a student budget."
"We live by the dockyard so you can see all the historic ships, take a walk along the sea front, go to the museum."
"Visit the beach and arcades as well as visiting cute cafes. Shopping in the high street or for more designer stuff at Gunwharf which overlooks the marina, with a short ferry ride to the Isle of Wight."
"There's a few clubs, Astoria and Tiger are probably the best, they both do student nights. There are more options for clubs depending on what music you like, there's PopWorld (for those of you who enjoy the pop variety) and Drift, plus Liquid & Envy. The pubs/bars down Albert Road are definitely better, there's a great student cocktail bar called Atrium which I fully recommend. Occasionally there's a gig/concert at Guildhall which are the best nights out as this is such a great venue."
"Some nights are ok, but the locals can be aggressive and as a girl I've found it impossible to go to a club without someone getting a bit 'handsy'."
"Many things. You can visit Gunwharf or the shops on the Commercial Road. You could go to the Portsmouth Aquarium, pay a visit to the historic dockyards or just simply hang around the great pubs with friends. If you want a meal, there are both cheap and nice places, and if you prefer to go out at night, there are plenty of clubs such as Astoria or Liquid & Envy that can be great fun."
"There are many gigs and famous artists and bands that come to perform. There's plenty of pubs to have casual drinks with your friends. There's also an assortment of clubs on campus."
"There are about seven clubs and bars in Guildhall Walk, which are usually filled with students. I've never had a bad night out there. There is Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays, which is also a good night out. Gunwharf itself is full of discount shops, restaurants that accept student discount, cinema, and bowling. Old Portsmouth is also a very nice place to take the family when they come to visit."

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