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James Watson Hall

White Swan Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2BF

  • 710 Beds

  • 0.2 miles from city centre

About James Watson Hall

James Watson Hall is located in the centre of Portsmouth, it neighbours the University of Portsmouth, and is just 10 minutes’ walk from the train station. James Watson offers studio rooms which are perfect living options for those wanting their own space to relax and study.

Types of rooms

We offer en-suite rooms at James Watson Hall.

Room photography is representative of Unite Students and may not be of this property. Layout, contents and furnishings may vary.


All of the following comes included in the room price

With Unite Students you won't have to worry about the little details. We've got everything covered, from internet to contents insurance.

Your living essentials

  • All bills included in the rent

  • Wi-fi included throughout the property

  • Basic contents insurance included

  • Secure properties looked after by service teams 24/7

  • Log any maintenance requests with our teams via the free MyUnite app

  • On site support from property teams

  • 24/7 emergency contact centre

Facilities in James Watson Hall

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    Furnished bedrooms and fitted kitchens

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    Laundry facilities in the property

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    Bike storage

On your doorstep

Social Scenes
James Watson Halls’s great location is just across the road from the popular student area, Guildhall Walk, where most of the city’s nightclubs and pubs are located. Also in the area are a number of food outlets, pharmacy, drop in medical center and a number of supermarkets.
For shopping, as well as the Cascades precinct in the city centre, Gunwharf Quays is a 15 minutes' walk from the property and is home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores offering up to 60% off RRP with famous brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Mint Velvet and Joules. And when it’s time to relax you’ll find an array of bars, coffee shops and restaurants to tempt you.
Also at Gunwharf Quay, there is a Vue Cinema, Bowlplex, a 24-hour health and fitness club, a contemporary art gallery and a nightclub.
Become immersed in the history and culture of Portsmouth by visiting some of its famous museums and attractions including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, D-Day Museum, Southsea Castle, Royal Marines Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium.
The Emirates Spinnaker Tower soars 170 meters above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent. It’s taller than the London Eye and offers great views of the city and surrounding areas.
There’s also a Retreat Spa at The Pyramid Centre to relax and unwind after a busy day of lectures.
Or, if the weather’s nice, just enjoy the miles of waterfront and beaches!
Getting Active
As well as the University’s own sports and fitness centre, there are also a number of Sport facilities and gyms on your doorstep and are all within walking distance of the property.

Close and convenient

Travel and Transport
Portsmouth and Southsea railway station and the city’s central bus station are both within 5 minutes’ walk of the property. And London can be reached within 90 minutes of leaving your room.
There is also a ferry port in the city for trips to amazing locations such as Spain, France, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight.
Local Essentials
There is a Tesco Express, Co-Op and Sainsbury Local all within 2 minutes’ walk for picking up the odd loaf of bread.
And for weekly shopping Asda, Sainsbury, Lidl and Morrison are all within a mile of the property.
Your Wellbeing
The property team James Watson Hall are always there to help should you have any questions about local facilities and support centers. Whether it’s anything to do with NHS Services, Student Health Services or Financial Support they will help you find what you need.
Guildhall Walk Healthcare and Walk-In Centre also offers a wide range of health services and is just a few minutes’ walk away.