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Bright Lights, Warm Hearts

Discovered by Ginny Downey: "Rudolph" at H M Naval Base in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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25 Stunning British Places You Can Reach From London

Portsmouth - Get there via South West train from Waterloo, 1 hour 30 minutes, from £36 return. Have a bite at the top-notch and affordable Soprano’s Ristorante Italiano. Make sure to see the literary sights. Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, and the city has an extensive museum dedicated to his life and works. Also check out the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, an impressive collection of all things Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.


"Portsmouth Point", an 1811 caricature by Thomas Rowlandson of riotous goings on at the Portsmouth waterfront. At left an inebriated woman is being carried away; presumably she passed out as a result of the same type of carousings depicted near the center. At right (in the doorway of the "Ship Tavern"), a naval officer (note the sword he is wearing) kisses his wife as he is reunited with his family (the girl in a yellow dress is presumably his daughter). The Tavern flies the flag of…