Tour De Southsea
I’ve grown up in Southsea and I’ve had a great childhood. Southsea is a beautiful town with a seaside to be proud of. Here’s my favourite places to go and if you ever come down here, where to go!
1. Albert road
Albert road is the street I’ve grown up on, Albert road has all of the shops under the sun, places to rummage through old junk, get your hair done, craft in the craft cafe and finish the day in one of the (many) restaurants!
Of course, Albert road wouldn’t be the same without the grand Kings Theatre! On the 100th birthday of the theatre, a festival took place in Albert road which roped in a total of 20,000 people to celebrate! We were expecting 2,000 but the word gets round quickly in Southsea! It was called ‘Love Albert Road day’ and carried on for 3 brilliant years. unfortunately it had to stop a couple of years ago due to money money money, its a shame! My dad was a big part in it, like I said I have a house on Albert road… Well I wouldn’t say house, my home is attached to my dads antique shop. Strange, I know. Antiques use to be the most boring thing EVER when I was little but as I’ve got older I’ve learnt to appreciate them a lot more and that got me interested in jewellery- that’s anther story to post though.
Albert road is full of character and lots of independent shops, the first place to go on your travels!
2. The beach
Southsea wouldn’t be the same without the beach, of course. I love to meet up with friends and having a dip, walking along the seafront with my dog at the winter when no one is around and Fish and chips next to my whist I watch the sea. Near the beach there is a place called Castle Fields, I like to sit on the outside with my dog watching the sea and thinking all my crazy thoughts! Another part of the beach I enjoy is the eastney, this is the part of the beach where the dogs an have a run around in the summer! Duke loves it there and even braves a dip in the sea… Rarely!
Despite the stones and the English weather, if you catch the beach on a good day, it will be a great one.
3. The fun fair.
One of my favourite places to go is the fun fair. In the summer the fun fair is the best! With rides, ice cream and candy floss, not to mention all of the fun 2p machines! I also love the pier, unfortunately it’s closed at the moment but it has the most amazing crépe stand outside!
4. The Bandstand
The bandstand is the place to be when the weather is perfect. It’s right by the sea so you can do a double-whammy! The bandstand has live music very week in the summer, sometimes it’s so busy you can’t even MOVE! Every weekend you can go down and relax, have a dance, it’s so fun!
Of course there's MANY more places to go, here's a list-
Just for them a search and your weekend is sorted! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!