Eastbourne is a coastal town in the south of East Sussex, in the south-east of England. Originally a small, medieval market town, Eastbourne was the holiday destination of King George III. The town remained small until the building of the railways to Brighton and London in the area during the nineteenth century. Modern-day Eastbourne is a bustling town with plenty to see and do for everyone. Shoppers can enjoy the fantastic range of high-street and independent shops in Eastbourne's winding streets, as well as paying a visit to the Eastbourne Arndale Centre or the Enterprise Centre. Lovers of the great outdoors can take in some sea air with a walk down Eastbourne's lovely sandy beach, or take at trip to the nearby South Downs National Park. Sporty types can make use of the town's gyms and leisure centres, or kite-surf, powerboat or water-ski on the sparkling sea. The arty can visit one of Eastbourne's five theatres or its Towner Gallery, whilst historians can visit the How We Lived Then or Redoubt Fortress museums. Families will be delighted with the range of independent and state schools serving Eastbourne and its surrounding area, whilst professionals can reach London in only an hour and a half. Properties to rent in Eastbourne include airy studio flats, spacious apartments in converted homes and purpose-built complexes, charming terraces and expansive family homes.