I Heart Plym - NEW!

Plymouth recieves its fair share of bad press... Ok so we are worryingly lacking in diversity (98.35% of the population is white), we have one of the ugliest shopping centres in the country and we still don't have an IKEA, but there are a million reasons to love Plymouth too. Here are just a few of them...

Plymouth Hoe (commonly referred to as 'Op 'Oe)
Beautiful scenery, colourful sunsets, steeped in history. The Hoe is the jewel in Plymouth's crown.

Shock And Ahhhhhhh!
For the past 14 years, Plymouth has hosted the National Fireworks Contest. Taking place over two nights mid-August, 6 competitors each put on an awe-inspiring ten minute display from the Mountbatten Pier that can be seen all over Plymouth.The best part? It's totally free!

Tinside Lido
 Plymouth's unique 1930's Art Deco outdoor seawater swimming pool is overlooked by The Hoe and Smeaton's Tower, but visitor figures are dropping. Use it or Lose it!

We all know The Westcountry is home to the cream tea. Situated on The Barbican, Chocaccino is home to The Chocaholic's Dream Cream Tea.

Whoa Whoa Whoa Pat!
 Pam St Clement, aka Pat From Eastenders, grew up in the area and studied in Plymouth. Rumours that she regularly returns to stock up on earrings are unfounded.
Geddon Tom!

Tom Daley, Plymouth's diving sensation, excellent role model, all round nice chap, and general advert for looking after your teeth.

I am a very proud Plymothian and am always looking to expand this list, so if you would like to suggest any local legends to feature on this page, then please email me: unworkinggirl@googlemail.com