Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK Formally the UK's largest naval town but with the decline of the British Empire the need for a mighty fleet has decreased. The navy still plays a large role in the city's way of life. Alongside the military docks are several historical boats including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. The town itself has a university (Portsmouth University) and makes a healthy living from tourists. The combination of students, sailors and visitors making for a perculiar mix with none of them really trusting any of the others. The nightclubs along the seafront are pretty dire but the beaches are worth a visit in the summer when it's lovely and warm.