Enjoy the liveliness of a big city without the extra cost. As a city campus, you will be studying in the heart of Portsmouth. Everything from shops, parks, restaurants and entertainment venues are on your doorstep. Explore more of what Portsmouth has to offer for your life outside study.
Portsmouth is a wonderful place to live and study. Everyone, from the local residents to the university staff and lecturers, are very friendly and welcoming
The Shopping Mall
Portsmouth city centre has a large shopping high street (Commercial Road) and shopping mall (Cascades), only a few minutes away from ICP. A variety of high street favourites such as Primark and H&M, TK Max, Boots, Waterstones, New Look and River Island can be found in the shopping area.
This building is a leading concert and conference venue and where the university students graduate every year. It is just a short walk from the beautiful Victoria Park.
The beautiful waterfront has a relaxed, cosmopolitan atmosphere and, again, is only a five-minute walk from ICP.
If you are up for some more shopping therapy, you can always have a browse at Gunwharf Quays. With over 90 high-end stores available, you can find anything you want at outlet prices. Don’t forget to use your student discount!
Check out Portsmouth’s popular landmark, Spinnaker Tower. This striking structure sits right on the edge of the seafront, and from here you can take in the stunning views of the ocean and passing boats.
Albert Road and Elm Grove
These two areas in Southsea offer a host of alternative student venues, including stylish and alternative shops and restaurants.
Southsea Castle was built during Henry VIII’s reign. It was stationed at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour, so whenever danger threatened, it was ready to defend the city. The Castle is now a museum featuring tunnel walks, Southsea brewing company, and The Courtyard Cafe.