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    Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

No 6 cinema logo

No.6 Cinema is Portsmouth's premier independent cinema, showing some arthouse gems and forgotten…

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House Natural History Museum remains closed at this time.

Image of Southsea Skatepark

Welcome to the premier Skatepark on the south coast.

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

Flip Out Portsmouth is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines, where you can spring,…

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

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

Spinnaker Tower external view

Please be aware that Spinnaker Tower is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Groundlings Theatre Logo

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

Wightlink logo

Wightlink is an easy-to-use and award-winning ferry service with regular sailings between…

Clarence Pier

Clarence Pier Southsea is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and boasts all…

Dointhedo in action

Dointhedo is a new charter boat, with modern facilities and undercover seating, that carries up to…

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

Aerial photograph of Fort Widley

Regardless of your age, ability or fitness, the Peter Ashley Equestrian Centre has a lesson for you.

Gosport Ferry on a cruise through the Solent

A visit to Portsmouth is not complete without taking a leisurely sight-seeing cruise on board the…

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

Get down to classic R&B, soul, funk and hiphop.

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

Planning on visiting Southsea?...Click here to get latest information on Attractions, Events,…

Staunton Country Park

Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with…

Hovertravel

Hovertravel, the only scheduled Hovercraft operator in Europe, is the quickest way to reach the…

Image of Boathouse 4

At Boathouse 4, you can watch boatbuilding in action and learn about the vital role of small boats…

Eastney Beam Engine

Per the latest official guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Eastney Engine Houses will be…

Aerial view of Fort Purbrook

Looking for Group Activities for children and adults near Portsmouth?

The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

The Mountbatten Leisure Centre is set in an attractive park adjacent to Portsmouth's northern shore…

Gosport Ferry leaving Portsmouth Harbour with the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in the background

The Gosport Ferry is the quickest way to get between Portsmouth and Gosport - all the while…

Portsdown Hill

Portsdown Hill provides magnificent views over Portsmouth and beyond. The slopes are home to…

What's On Highlights

The Bob Marley Experience

Get up, stand up for the number 1 Bob Marley tribute.

Openings

The Bob Marley Experience

10th September 2021
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

Openings

Rob Newman: Philosophy

19th September 2021
Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival logo

The Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns to Portsmouth Guildhall - to put the smile back on…

Openings

Big Mouth Comedy Festival

3rd September 2021-4th September 2021
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

17th December 2021
Beauty and the Beast poster

A bonkers, "delightfully daft" retelling of Beauty and the Beast heads to Southsea Castle.

Openings

Beauty and the Beast

4th August 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

The hip hop-bluegrass crossover returns to Portsmouth for a show at The Wedge.

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 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

26th November 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
We Shine Portsmouth

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

Openings

We Shine Portsmouth

18th November 2021-21st November 2021
Deacon Blue

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

Openings

Deacon Blue

15th November 2021-16th November 2021
Cabaret Club logo

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

Openings

Jenny June and Emily Faye

11th June 2021

Scarlet Town

18th June 2021

Carley Williams

9th July 2021
Baskery promotional photo

The queens of banjo punk head to Portsmouth for the first time.

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

Hear the songs and stories of 'Growing Up Cash' with Thomas Gabriel.

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Ports Fest logo

Portsmouth Festivities returns with a new name. And that's not the only change...

Openings

Ports Fest

2nd July 2021-4th July 2021
The Ramonas on stage

A dual-headline show featuring all-female tributes to The Ramones and Slade.

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 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
Victorious Festival 2021 line up

Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
Katy Hurt press shot

Katy Hurt returns to Portsmouth, with her full band in tow, to rock the Square Tower.

Openings

Katy Hurt

10th October 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

2nd February 2022
Beach Dubbin' image of cars on Southsea Common

Beach Dubbin' - the ultimate VW show by the sea - returns to Southsea Common for 2021!

Openings

Beach Dubbin'

1st August 2021
Hotwalls Creative Market

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend at the Hotwalls Studios!

Openings

Hotwalls Studios Creative Market

29th May 2021-30th May 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…

Openings

Sausage and Cider Festival

21st August 2021
Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin press shot

Two British folk icons come together for a show of traditional songs.

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Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin

23rd September 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

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

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.

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

Ultimate Lets - all inclusive luxury studio apartments right in the heart of the City.

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

A short walk from Southsea seafront, Florence House is Portsmouth's original boutique hotel,…

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

View of the exterior.

Rees hall is a modern building on the seafront with fine views across Southsea Common, The Solent…

View of the exterior of The Pier

Georgian Listed building. Easy walk to Old Portsmouth, museums, piers, Gunwharf Quays shopping,…

The seacrest hotel overlooks the Venetian Gardens and the Solent

The Seacrest Hotel enjoys a premier location on Portsmouth's seafront, commanding fine maritime…

Living space with views out to sea

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

The Clarence Hotel suite

The Clarence is Portsmouth and Southsea’s multi award-winning luxury boutique hotel.

Queens Hotel exterior

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

Photo of hotel frontage

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

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

Edging the shores of England's spectacular South Coast, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is a 4-star haven…

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

Lakeside apartments are situated in a quiet residential area, yet only a few minutes walk from…

view of bedroom

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

Large bed at The Florence Suite.

The Florence Suite offers a quiet getaway, with all the luxuries you'd expect from a hotel in the…

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

Double bedroom at Somerset House

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

Sea view from the sun deck

Enjoy a home away from home at this spacious 2-bed apartment close to the sea with on-site parking.

Exterior of Pretty Victorian Cottage

Pretty two-bedroom Victorian cottage (built circa 1860) in a charming setting, 15 minutes walk from…

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

A warm welcome awaits you from the new Village Hotel Club Portsmouth.

Florence Gardens double room

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

View from outside

Great location, between the beach and the shop with fast broadband and parking.

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