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    Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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  2. Victorious Festival
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    Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
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  8. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

South Coast Wakeboarding, boy doing tricks

Welcoming everyone from beginners to pros, South Coast H2O is the home of the UK’s longest System 2…

St Mary's Church

St Mary's has been described as the finest Victorian building in Hampshire. Designed just over 100…

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

Southsea Common is a vast open space that was purchased from the War Department in 1922. It is…

Logo for The Real Escape

The Real Escape is a unique live exit game. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a…

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

Three kilometres of promenade now links all of Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. The route starts…

Wedgewood Rooms live show

Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms is the place to see big music and comedy acts in intimate surrounds.

Image from Rock Gardens

Very attractive, sheltered gardens close to the seafront with a wide variety of interesting plants,…

The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds

Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into the world's largest escape room with this…

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

Visit the Roman-Saxon shore fort with Norman additions - featuring a near-perfect keep and Norman…

A young boy and girl play inside a large wheel at Fort Nelson

Head to the home of the big guns, to see the role these forts played in defending Portsmouth.

St John's Cathedral interior

Take in the splendour of this Victorian church, which was named as the best-restored building in…

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

Head to one of the city's biggest and most popular nightclubs for an evening of revelry.

Escape Room games

Exciting Escapes bring the thrilling world of escape room adventures to Portsmouth - for 60 minutes…

Image of Baffins Pond

Baffins Pond (at 4.35 hectares) is home to a host of wild fowl and ducks, as well as established…

Groundlings Theatre Logo

Groundlings is a unique Georgian Theatre that hosts a rich and varied programme of events…

Playzone Interior Drawing

Fun for everyone, rain or shine, day or night! Portsmouth Playzone is the biggest indoor play area…

Luna Park 10 Years illustration

Aspex celebrates 10 years since the 'Southsea Dinosaur' arrived on the Common.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

The New Theatre Royal, situated in the heart of the city, offers a matchless programme of cutting…

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

Please be aware that The D-Day Story will be closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic…

Boats on the harbourside at Port Solent

Port Solent is Portsmouth’s leading waterside leisure destination, offering over 20 restaurants,…

Tour: Stories of WW2 - Portsmouth and Gosport

Discover Portsmouth's US connections, with the story of D-Day and the Allied soldiers who took part.

Trains at Southsea Model Village

Marvel at the 1/12th scale Southsea Model Village, which features forty miniature buildings,…

Hilsea splashpool

The splash pool is currently closed.

What's On Highlights

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival 2020 has been cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
The Jigantics press shot

Roots supergroup the Jigantics bring the fun for Square Roots Promotions' Christmas Show.

Openings

The Jigantics

7th March 2021
Cabaret Club logo

Enjoy good music, good food and good times with a series of new nights at the Guildhall.

Openings

Amba Tremain

12th February 2021

Carley Williams

26th February 2021

Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 2021
Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

The UK's first Chilli and Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth.

Openings

Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

5th June 2021-6th June 2021
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue head back out on the road in support of their brand new album, City of Love.

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Deacon Blue

15th November 2021-16th November 2021
Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

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Race for Life

11th July 2021
Rob Newman: Philosophy

The award-winning comic weaves together Nietzsche's sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric…

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Rob Newman: Philosophy

16th May 2021
Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey heads to the Portsmouth Guildhall on his latest nationwide tour.

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
We Shine Portsmouth

We Shine Portsmouth is the city's first major light festival - which will be free to enjoy for all.

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We Shine Portsmouth

18th November 2021-21st November 2021
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr returns to the Guildhall stage with his latest touring show, Terribly Funny.

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Terribly Funny

26th April 2021
Crowds gathered at a Sausage and Cider event

The Sausage and Cider Festival returns to Portsmouth for a second year, taking over the Guildhall…

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Sausage and Cider Festival

20th February 2021
Poster for Rob Brydon: A Night of Music and Laughter

Rob Brydon presents a night of music and laughter, as he takes to the road with an eight-piece band.

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Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

31st March 2021
Peter Pan Panto 2020

Join the Kings Theatre on a swashbuckling adventure for the whole family.

Openings

Peter Pan Panto 2020

27th November 2021-31st December 2021
Slady

The all-female Slade tribute head to Portsmouth after wowing crowds across the country.

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Slady

13th March 2021
Press shot for The Outlaw Orchestra

Square Roots Promotions hosts a double headline show from two of Portsmouth's most exciting new…

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The Outlaw Orchestra & Dead Crow Road

30th May 2021
Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands head to Portsmouth for their only festival warm up date in the UK - for a full-band…

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Show Of Hands

7th April 2021
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

‘The world’s greatest living explorer’ heads to Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th October 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day logo

Join Portsmouth City Council for a virtual version of its annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service.

Openings

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

27th January 2021

Accommodation Highlights

View from the apartment

A great location right on the seafront, with lovely sea views, fast broadband, and parking.

Exterior photo of Fortitude Cottage

Foritude Cottage has Gunwharf Quays on the doorstep, the Historic Dockyard a short walk, and all…

Double bedroom at Somerset House

The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It…

View from Battery House

With stunning views across The Solent or Portsmouth Harbour Entrance from every room and roof…

Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

Garry and Nikki extend a warm and friendly welcome to all guests visiting maritime Portsmouth.

view of bedroom

This designer Number Four Boutique Hotel offers stunning, individual rooms.

Southsea Studios external

Beautiful Edwardian house in a prime location yards from Southsea seafront. Brand new apartments to…

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

Holiday Inn Portsmouth is located opposite Southsea seafront and open parkland, minutes away from…

Living space with views out to sea

This beautifully furnished, 3-bedroom property has views out across the common to the sea.

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

No Man's Fort is the luxury hotel that really has to be seen to be believed.

The Duke of Buckingham Cottage

Situated in the heart of Old Portsmouth, 'The Duke' is a perfect place to eat, drink and stay.

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

Work, Rest and Stay offers six luxury apartments in the desirable surrounds of Gunwharf Quays.

Bedroom 1 at Central Southsea 4-bed Home

Make the most of your stay in Portsmouth at this light and airy terraced house in Southsea.

Royal Maritime Club - external

The Royal Maritime Club & Hotel is one of the oldest and most historic hotels in Portsmouth.

Photo of hotel frontage

All en-suite rooms with colour TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Two banqueting…

view of lounge area

St Margaret's Lodge is a detached Edwardian-style property in a superb location and situated in an…

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

Upper Strand Apartment is ideal for access to both the City of Portsmouth and the attractions of…

Queens Hotel exterior

With uninterrupted views across the seafront and the Solent, the Queens Hotel is one of Portsmouth…

Elegante Apartment from Gunwharf Quays

This modern and stylish 2-bed serviced apartment is perfect for a work trip, family getaway or…

Florence Gardens double room

The Mercer Collection's contemporary boutique hotel offers stunning individual rooms and a prime…

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, the Holiday Inn Express is a great hotel within walking…

Double bed at the Travelodge Portsmouth City Centre

Enjoy style and comfort of this new Travelodge Plus, whilst enjoying the great value you'd expect.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

The only city centre hotel in Portsmouth, a ten minute walk will take you to all the major shopping…

Garden at Orchard Garden Apartment

Orchard Garden Apartment is well situated for access to both the city of Portsmouth and the…

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