This week I was contacted by a web design company called Yescando. They have created this nifty infographic with the differences between Portsmouth and Southampton.
For those who do not know, the rivalry between the two cities dates back a long way. It is said to date back hundreds of years, mainly due to the both cities prominent maritime histories. These days this rivalry is focused around the two football clubs and the South Coast Derby (did you know the derogatory use of scum for Southampton actually stemmed from the Southampton Club’s union acronym – S.C.U.M.)
Anyway, as a person who has strong ties to both cities (I went to Southampton Solent University and now live in Portsmouth), this infographic caught my eye. Speaking from experience, I would say that Portsmouth is definitely the better city to live in. Southampton may be bigger and have a better shopping mall, but who wants to live in city without a beach?