Southsea is a lovely seaside town in the south of Hampshire and the south of England more generally. Originally a series of farms and small villages, the town developed with the growth of Portsmouth, eventually becoming a popular resort during the Victorian period. Once home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the town has now become a beautiful and bustling seaside town, able to offer something to everyone. The town offers three museums suitable for young families and history buffs alike, along with the King's Theatre, which shows a range of musical and comedy acts, along with those suitable for all the family. The town features an array of independent and high-street shops, as well as some fantastic restaurants. Young families will love the fantastic range of schools avialble in the area, whilst young professionals can enjoy the proximity of the town to Portsmouth, which is only an eight minute drive away.