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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Southsea Beach Huts

Get the full experience of a seaside visit and rent a picturesque Beach Hut in the city of…

Logo for The Portsmouth Distillery

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. is a premium artisan spirit producer, established in 2018 at its home…

Children outside HMS Victory

Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's…

Escape Room games

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

Image of Solent Yachting

Where your adventure starts... the Solent is one of the world's best sailing destinations. So why…

Royal Garrison Church

Discover this beautiful church in Old Portsmouth, which was partially destroyed during a firebomb…

The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds

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

Children at Fort Widley Equestrian Centre

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

Wightlink logo

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

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

Phoenix Helicopter Academy is the South's favourite Helicopter Training School and Charter Operator.

Golf course at Great Salterns

Portsmouth boasts two 18 hole golf courses available for pay and play, with visitors welcome at…

The grand surrounds of the Kings Theatre Southsea

Looking to visit the amazing Kings Theatre in Portsmouth?...If so, click here to get the latest…

Image of Boathouse 4

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Playzone Interior Drawing

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

Child playing at Peter Ashley Activity Centre

Looking for Group Activities for children and adults near Portsmouth?

Splash Pool, Southsea

The Splash Pool is currently closed.

Pyramids

The Pyramids Centre is one of Portsmouth’s largest entertainment, leisure and event complexes,…

People enjoying the benches at Victoria park

A haven of green tucked away in the city centre adjacent to the Guildhall and Civic Offices.

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…

Dointhedo in action

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

Spitbank Fort

Spitbank Fort is an exclusive venue on the south coast, and is its own private island for hire,…

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

Hilsea splashpool

The splash pool is currently closed.

What's On Highlights

Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 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
The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 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
Ports Fest logo

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

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Ports Fest

2nd July 2021-4th July 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
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
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 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
Poster for HAF Fun Pompey

A series of events across the city, offering schoolchildren holiday activities and food over the…

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HAF Fun Pompey

6th April 2021-16th April 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
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.

Openings

Race for Life

11th July 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
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
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
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
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…

Openings

Show Of Hands

26th November 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
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
The Bob Marley Experience

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

Openings

The Bob Marley Experience

10th September 2021
Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin press shot

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

Openings

Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin

23rd September 2021
Baskery promotional photo

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

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Garden at Orchard Garden Apartment

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

Exterior photo of Fortitude Cottage

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

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

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

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.

View from outside

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

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

The Clarence Hotel suite

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

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Bedroom at Becketts Southsea

Becketts is a lively venue, where you can brunch, lunch, dine, drink and sleep!

External

Admiralty Quarter is a desirable, modern development offering a selection of luxury apartments in…

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

view of lounge area

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea

The Portsmouth Hilsea Travelodge is ideally placed for visiting the city port. Every room has a…

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.

Langstone Quays Resort Bed Room

The Langstone Hotel is a stunningly individualistic hotel favourably situated on the South Coast…

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

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

Double bedroom at Somerset House

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

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…

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

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