Local area

 

Charminster

This is a cosmopolitan area of Bournemouth, popular with students.  It has a large variety of international restaurants, cafes and bars and a great amount of language schools sit here which contributes to the vibrancy and liveliness of the area.  The town centre is within walking distance, or there are numerous buses to both the town centre and Castle Point shopping centre.
 

Winton

The area of Bournemouth that is closest to Uni, with the highest number of student houses plus a few halls.  This community has its own high street with a good selection of supermarkets, some bars/pubs and various eateries.  Again a good bus service operates out of Winton.
 

Boscombe

A quirky suburb of Bournemouth, full of random arty and vintage shops, close to the beach with its own cafes, supermarkets and bars.  It also has a large number of independent shops and bars plus the 02 Academy Bournemouth.  Good local links to the town centre, Christchurch and the station.  It also has its own market twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays, plus you may find an antique/vintage fayre taking place either in the Old Arcade or the high street.  
 

Wallisdown

Close to Winton, home of the Arts University and Bournemouth University campuses.  This area is mainly residential with one or two shops and a pub.  This is the most north-westerly district of Bournemouth before crossing the town border into Poole.
 

Lansdowne

This is where the Arts University and Bournemouth University have most of the halls for students.  A large commercial area, with office blocks and businesses mainly located here.  It has a few local shops and is also home to the Fire Station, Bournemouth University's nightclub, plus some other bars and clubs. It has good bus links to all other areas within Bournemouth and is home to the Travel Interchange which houses the train and coach stations, plus local bus stops and a large taxi rank.
 

Westbourne

A very quiet and quaint up-market area of Bournemouth which includes boutiques and cafes, bars and restaurants.  This is the most westerly residential area of Bournemouth before crossing the town border into Poole. 
 

Pokesdown

A large residential area that links Boscombe to Southbourne and is popular with anyone who loves, charity, second hand and antique shops.
 

Kings Park

Home of the Cherries (AFC Bournemouth) this area boasts one of the largest parks in Bournemouth with many sports activities taking place here.  It is also a favourite place for many small local festivals, whether it be a skate fest or the well-established Boscombe Festival, you will often find something going on here especially during the spring and summer months.
 

Southbourne

This is a large district of Bournemouth, close to the beach with its own identity of large old houses, bars and cafes.  It is the most easterly district of Bournemouth before crossing into Christchurch.

 

There are many other sub-districts of Bournemouth each containing their own unique identity, often boasting something unique that is certainly worth a look.