Bournemouth city life
With large lengths of golden sand and sparkling water, Bournemouth is a city where you can relax, study, sunbathe, enjoy water sports and cycle with your friends. Cultural events happen all the time, from classic car rallies to carnivals, and lively theatre at the Old Fire Station, comedy and opera performances.
The town centre is split into two main parts, the Lansdowne area and the Triangle, and travelling around the city is easy (and cheap) as everything is within walking distance. In your city tours, you can enjoy the historic Victorian architecture or take a cruise to explore the Dorset coast. Places to visit in Bournemouth include: St Peter’s church (where Mary Shelly, author of “Frankenstein”, is buried), the eccentric Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, the award-winning Victorian gardens, and the Oceanarium.
The night life in Bournemouth is vibrant, due to the many students and tourists. There is music and atmosphere for all tastes, and some bars and pubs offer discounts for students. Over 250 restaurants offer many sorts of cuisine from all around the world, including some outstanding seafood.
International atmosphere in Bournemouth
Like many other cities in the UK, the mixture of cultures in Bournemouth makes it a vibrant place. Bournemouth relies a lot on immigration to maintain population growth. Fifteen per cent of the town’s population were born outside the UK. Most foreign residents in Bournemouth come from Poland, Germany, India, Ireland and the U.S.
A significant proportion of the international community is studying in Bournemouth’s higher education system or at the many language schools across town. Bournemouth is also a popular tourist destination, so you will hardly feel a stranger while studying for a good degree in a mixed environment.
Bournemouth offers one of the most pleasant climates in the UK. The warmest months in Bournemouth are July and August, which have long sunny days and an average temperature range of 12 - 22°C (53 - 71°F). Temperatures can drop to 4°C (39°F) in the winter and December is the rainiest month.