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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs
    Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.
    1. 26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring exciting and varied displays.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202229 Mar 2023
  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
    1. 1 Apr 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202231 Mar 2023
  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  7. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  8. Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops
    Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Southsea Castle & The Solent

Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring…

Children outside HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.

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…

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Portsmouth Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, which covers south-east…

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

The Hotwalls Studios brings local artists, designers and makers together, in an exceptional…

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Spinnaker Tower by night

​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Visit the first home of Britain's most famous Victorian author.

Hovertravel

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

What's On Highlights

Kadeena Cox receiving the Baton from The Queen at the Queen's Baton Relay launch

Portsmouth joins the celebrations ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games.

Openings

Queen's Baton Relay - Portsmouth

6th July 2022
Poster image for The Hound of the Baskervilles

Stars of stage and screen Colin Baker, Terry Molloy and Dee Sadler feature in the greatest…

Openings

The Hound of the Baskervilles

15th November 2022
Rider Spoke by Blast Theory. ACMI, Melbourne, 2022. Photo by Phoebe Powell

Hear the city share its secrets in a unique, immersive journey.

Openings

Rider Spoke

30th June 2022-3rd July 2022
Vintage Bus Ride

Take a vintage bus ride across the city this summer.

Openings

July

24th July 2022

August

21st August 2022

September

25th September 2022
Image for Amazing Archaeology featuring artefacts and the Mary Rose museum logo

Investigate some mystery objects at the Mary Rose museum and explore life on board in 1545.

Openings

Amazing Archaeology

26th July 2022-29th July 2022
Ports Fest logo

Ports Fest is back for 2022 with a great array of diverse activities across Portsmouth.

Openings

Ports Fest 2022

30th June 2022-3rd July 2022
Press photo for Miss Sherlock Holmes featuring headshots of all six characters.

A trio of stories featuring Miss Sherlock Holmes and her loyal companion, Dr Jane Watson.

Openings

Miss Sherlock Holmes

8th July 2022
Henry VIII at the Mary Rose Museum for Monarchy Mondays

See England's most infamous monarch as he pays the Mary Rose museum a visit this summer!

Openings

27 July

25th July 2022

1 August

1st August 2022

8 August

8th August 2022

15 August

15th August 2022

22 August

22nd August 2022
Woman enjoying the Port Solent market

The ever-popular Port Solent Waterside Market brings the best traders to a unique waterfront…

Openings

July

10th July 2022

August

14th August 2022

September

11th September 2022

October

9th October 2022

November

13th November 2022

Festival of Christmas

3rd December 2022-4th December 2022
Children's entertainment at Port Solent

Port Solent's fantastic, fun Kids Clubs return this summer.

Openings

The Lovely Bubbly Bubble Show

26th July 2022

Silly Scott and the Creation Station

28th July 2022

School’s out for Summer Disco Party

2nd August 2022

Birds of Prey Show

4th August 2022

Captain Crossbones

9th August 2022

Samba Drumming Workshop

11th August 2022

Street Dance Workshop

16th August 2022

Silly Scott and the Creation Station

18th August 2022

Matthew Garrett Entertains

23rd August 2022

Back to School Disco

25th August 2022

Professor Strange

30th August 2022
Press shot of Show of Hands, showing the band together in greyscale

Folk supergroup Show of Hands reunite with singer Miranda Sykes for their autumn tour.

Openings

Show of Hands

18th November 2022
Live view of Motionhouse performing Starchitects

Join the Starchitects as they embark on an incredible mission to reach the moon!

Openings

Motionhouse: Starchitects

25th February 2023
Press photograph for Flo & Joan: Sweet Release showing the two comedians sat behind a piano

Local heroes Flo & Joan return to the New Theatre Royal with their latest show, Sweet Release.

Openings

Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

6th October 2022
Poster for Dinosaur World Live featuring one of the creatures

A dino-mite adventure direct from the West End!

Openings

Dinosaur World Live

12th November 2022-13th November 2022
Press shot of a performance of Hits Out of Hell – The Legend of Meat Loaf

Celebrate the life and music of rock and roll icon, Meat Loaf.

Openings

Hits Out of Hell – The Legend of Meat Loaf

29th July 2022
Press shot for Swan Lake, showing dancers lined up and dressed as elegant swans

The Classical Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing.

Openings

Swan Lake

19th November 2022
Hampshire Farmers' Market

Hampshire Farmers' Markets bring beautiful, fresh local produce to Portsmouth and Southsea every…

Openings

July

17th July 2022

August

21st August 2022

September

18th September 2022

October

16th October 2022

November

20th November 2022

December

18th December 2022
Press photograph of Andy Hamilton

Join Andy Hamilton for an evening of comic reflection, reminiscence and revelation.

Openings

An Evening Out with Andy Hamilton

6th July 2022
Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival returns for 2022.

Openings

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

30th July 2022-31st July 2022
Illustration for The Queen's Knickers production

A regal children's musical full of songs, silliness and a corgi or two!

Openings

The Queen's Knickers

3rd August 2022
Press photo for Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Master of wordplay and one-liners, Gary Delaney, heads to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

10th September 2022
Poster image for Mum's The Word, featuring a bottle, spilled milk, teddy bear, coffee cup and dummy.

Head to the New Theatre Royal to witness the mother of all shows...

Openings

Mum's The Word

14th September 2022
Press photograph for Motionhouse: Nobody, showing performers dancing

Dance and circus styles combines in this uplifting story full of twists and turns.

Openings

Motionhouse: Nobody

1st October 2022
Press shot for Changeling Theatre's Othello, featuring four actors in front of a historic house

House of Cards meets Shakespeare in this thrilling open-air show.

Openings

Othello

13th August 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

View of the exterior.

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

A selection of serviced apartments and short term lettings in Portsmouth and Southsea.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

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