Hilside Lido in its hayday. It opened 1935.

Hilsea Lido Portsmouth - 10 amazing community-owned buildings

Peter Sellers's birth place on the corner of Castle Road and Southsea Terrace,Southsea.

Peter Sellers' birthplace on the corner of Castle Road and Southsea terrace, in Southsea; the blue plaques read "Peter Sellers, Actor and Comedian was born here

Canoe Lake, Southsea with very appropriate swan boat. Up to 60 juvenile mute swans may congregate here during the winter.

A popular park dating from 1886 with some of the mature evergreen oaks planted in Canoe Lake has an impressive range of floral bedding on display at the water's edge.

Emmanuel Memorial Drinking Fountain, Canoe Lake, Southsea.

Emmanuel Memorial Drinking Fountain, Canoe Lake, Southsea.

Bransbury Park, Eastney. The land for Bransbury Park was bought by the Council in 1911 consisting of the remains of Bransbury Farm and the land reclaimed from an inlet of Langstone Harbour. Bransbury Farm was owned by James Goldsmith, when he died the land was purchased along with Milton Farm for £28,000, Milton Farm later became Milton park.

Bransbury Park, Eastney. The land for Bransbury Park was bought by the Council in 1911 consisting of the remains of Bransbury Farm and the land reclaimed from an inlet of Langstone Harbour. Bransbury Farm was owned by James Goldsmith, when he died the land was purchased along with Milton Farm for £28,000, Milton Farm later became Milton park.

The Rock Gardens, Southsea, in late spring.

The Rock Gardens, Southsea, in late spring.

The Barn at Miton Park is the only thatched building in Portsmouth. The park was previously part of Milton Farm.

Alexandra Park in Portsmouth home of the Mountbatten Centre and regional sports centre.

Carnegie Library, Fratton Road

Local libraries in Portsmouth, plus lots of useful info on shops, services, and places to go. Visit Mumsnet Portsmouth, the local website by parents for parents.

Southsea Food Festival, Palmerston Road

Southsea Food Festival brings thousands to Palmerston Road

Portsmouth & Southsea, an elegant old-style station

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Portsmouth & Southsea, an elegant old-style station

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