Plymouth is located on Devon's south coast, about 190 miles South West of London. The city has been a centre for naval and maritime activities for centuries.
Today, Plymouth still holds true to its naval heritage. Devonport Dockyards is one of only three operational hubs for the Royal Navy, and is the only one to refit the country's fleet of nuclear submarines.
Recently the city consul has undertaken a large scale urban redevelopment program named 'Vision for Plymouth', which plans to re-gentrify some of the former dock area by creating shopping centres and a cruise terminal. This coincides with the development in city infrastructure aimed at increasing the city's population from 300,000 to 330,000 in 10 years. Famous Plymouthians include Sir Francis Drake and Olympic diver Tomy Daly.