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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

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.

City Museum - Landscape

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

Children outside HMS Victory

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

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

Hovertravel

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

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…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

What's On Highlights

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
Press photo for Jimeoin: The Craic!

Get ready for an evening of world-class stand-up from live comedy's acclaimed Irish master!

Openings

Jimeoin: The Craic!

5th November 2022
Flyer image for the Stansted Summer Jamboree

The Stansted Summer Jamboree rolls back into town, with a host of fun activities.

Openings

Stansted Summer Jamboree

2nd July 2022-3rd July 2022
Press illustration for Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Learn history with the nasty bits left in!

Openings

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

16th October 2022
Row of stalls at Southsea Food Festival

The annual Southsea Food Festival is back for 2022!

Openings

Southsea Food Festival

16th July 2022-17th July 2022
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 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 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
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 for Black is the Color of My Voice

Ports Fest presents the play inspired by the life of Nina Simone, featuring her most iconic songs…

Openings

Ports Fest: Black is the Color of my Voice

3rd July 2022
Press shot of Fran Lebowitz's tour

Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of the world's most insightful social commentators.

Openings

Fran Lebowitz

4th July 2022
Image for Colourful Calligraphy, featuring hands writing a letter

Get creative with a Tudor-style quill and ink.

Openings

2-5 August

2nd August 2022-5th August 2022

23-26 August

23rd August 2022-26th August 2022
Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common in 2022.

Openings

Race for Life

3rd July 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
Image of the Mary Rose hull at the museum as seen from above during a Lights Up morning

Every month the Mary Rose turns the lights up and the sound effects down.

Openings

July

25th July 2022

August

28th August 2022

September

26th September 2022
Press shot for Paul Young: Behind the Lens, featuring the singer on a moped near a postbox

Paul Young celebrates four decades in the business with a new album, memoir and tour.

Openings

Paul Young: Behind the Lens

21st May 2023
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
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
Photograph of Marti Pellow for his Pellow Talk tour

Enjoy an intimate evening of stories and songs with the Wet Wet Wet vocalist.

Openings

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

16th November 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
Woman at the Mary Rose museum with a mock bow and arrow

Hit the target at the Mary Rose this summer!

Openings

Awesome Archery

29th August 2022-31st August 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
Press photograph of Carys Eleri

A hilarious romp through the recently discovered poetry of Welsh feminist, bard and scourge of…

Openings

Prudery & Patriarchy with Carys Eleri

1st July 2022
Photograph showing the cast of Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

The internationally acclaimed fringe phenomenon is back, with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays.

Openings

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

20th October 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

View of the exterior.

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

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