Swansea Student Guide – An overview

Swansea

An overview

A beautiful beach in Swansea.

The city of Swansea can be found on the south west coast of Wales and has a student population of over 18,000. The abundance of students and young people in the city means there is no shortage of options for a good night out.  Wind Street is the premier area for bar hopping, as the area is full of bars, pubs and nightclubs. Revolution is a popular nightclub and caters for students most nights of the week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are popular student nights and the club has lots of two-for-one offers.

The location of Swansea on the coast means there are a number of picturesque beachside destinations, which offer stunning views throughout the year. Mumbles Bay is a long beachside promenade with lots of cafes and restaurants. The area is full of pretty boutiques and unique, independent shops. Gower Peninsula is the perfect spot to explore by foot or bike and the fresh sea air does wonders for a hangover!

Swansea has a great reputation for shopping, and it doesn’t disappoint. There is a vast selection of shopping centres, markets and high streets to explore. Swansea Market is the largest indoor market in Wales and can be found in the city centre. Stallholders at the market offer fresh, authentic Welsh food (don’t forget to try the fresh cockles), jewellery and unique gift ideas. The Quadrant is a shopping centre also in the city centre and houses a selection of famous brands all under one roof. Brands include New Look, Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams. Oxford Street is the place to go for the largest selection of stores, the street attracts over 50,000 visitors a week and is home to all the high street favourites like H&M, M&S and British Home Stores.

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