Portsmouth
Port city, once home to Charles Dickens
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city. It is a charming waterfront city with a rich maritime history, a great music and creative arts scene and impressive literary connections. The great Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol) was born here. Clearly Portsmouth is an inspiring place. It’s a popular destination for visitors who want to unwind and relax by the sea. There are not many language schools, which means less French speakers.