What’s In A City..?

Welcome to Plymouth.

A green, blue, yellow and grey dazzling patchwork city. A pioneer of marine, culture, engineering, tourism and enterprise. A platform for beauty and eccentricity.

Welcome to our exhilarating and endlessly intriguing city by the sea!

If you haven’t been before, perhaps you are wondering what all the fuss is about! Let us let you into the secret of our city by the sea…

Let’s scratch the surface…

With one of the world most impressive natural harbours and the Mayflower Steps on the blue side. A city regenerated with passion and pride after WW2 bombing on the sparkling grey side. To miles of craggy, beach-fringed coastlines.  Along with heady hills, moody moorland and wonderful woodlands on the green side; Britain’s Ocean City is more than just one colour – it’s a never-ending feast for the eyes and soul!

There is a lot to see and do, but there is just one perfect base to see all of it; Strathmore House Apartments!


Just moments away from our 1,2,3 & 4 bedroomed serviced apartments are the Barbican’s cobbled streets. Then, a stone’s throw stands Smeatons Tower, proudly watching over The Hoe. There are trendsetting shops on the high street, with cafés and restaurants filling the air with the aroma of fresh, seasonal ingredients being cooked to perfection.

Living History

Plymouth’s story stretches back to the Bronze Age! Between now and the so much of Plymouth’s make-up has been pioneering. For instance, in 1254 it gained status as a town and in 1439, became the first town in England to be granted a Charter by Parliament. The city is also awash, both from our past and in our present of inventors, eccentrics, dreamers and entrepreneurs. We are a city that is in constant pursuit of opportunity, survival but also revival.

It’s fascinating to think that Plymouth connects to some of the all-time greats; Charles Darwin, Lady Nancy Astor, John Foulston, Brunnel and Sir Francis Drake – these name just a few!

It’s not the biggest city in the world, but it packs a rich and impressive history into its pint-sized shores!

Urban Experiences

Our city centre is also not to be shunted; yes our vista is exceptional but our shopping and food offer is amazing too. The Barbican and City Centre encompass everything from top name brands to quirky and impressive independents. Plymouth is a trend-setter, a history-maker and game changer when it comes to fashion and style, in parts thanks to the amazing creative scene. There is a varied urban landscape to explore in and around Plymouth too, with clusters of smaller areas like Plymstock, Stoke and Devonport that offer their own history and amazing opportunities for unique and bespoke retail therapy!

Wherever you find yourself in and around Plymouth, expect urban adventures aplenty.

Cultural Everywhere  

Art is seen by some as a luxury. To Plymouth, Art and Culture is seen as an everyday in every way!

2020 is a big year for the cultural scene in Plymouth. It commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey to America. Plymouth is using this milestone to connect education, military, sports, tourism and business sectors to the core of many of the celebrations; and the Plymouth Culture scene is right there too!

The Mayflower 400 commemorations have many partners who are working together to help artists and arts organisations in Plymouth’s cultural sector create projects which explore the Mayflower 400 story.

Plymouth really is the cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall and there is always something to enjoy in Plymouth no matter what the day, week, month or year! From amazing art to family fun, brilliant music to fabulous festivals and plenty of historic attractions.

Plymouth has been the home to legendary artists such as Beryl Cook, Robert Lenkiewicz and Sir Joshua Reynolds. It’s a platform and springboard that connects young, fresh new talent to the world and not forgetting that Plymouth has a thriving art scene of its own.

There are independent galleries, regular public events including outdoor theatre productions, open-air cinemas, and arts and crafts markets. Upon every twist and turn is a cultural explosion of Art, Theatre, Live Performances, Galleries and more. An offer so diverse and eclectic you can’t be anything but amazed.

Our city is truly inspiring and beautiful, with kindness and pride at the core. If you haven’t been to Britain’s Ocean City that you really need to plan your trip now! Stay with us; we’ll help you explore and fall in love with our city by the sea.