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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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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

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

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is a great place to create memories and share fun times with your family, friends…

Spinnaker Tower external view

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

Escape Room games

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

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

Southsea Castle is to remain closed until further notice following the latest official guidelines…

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…

Eastney Beam Engine

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

Groundlings Theatre Logo

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

City Museum - Landscape

Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's…

Image of Southsea Skatepark

Welcome to the premier Skatepark on the south coast.

Luna Park 10 Years illustration

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

Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Children

ASWC - Portsmouth has all the facilities and equipment needed for a wide range of watersports and…

Pyramids

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

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

Image of Canoe Lake

A popular park dating from 1886 with some of the mature evergreen oaks planted in 1910, Canoe Lake…

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.

Image of Baffins Pond

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

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Staunton Country Park

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

People enjoying the benches at Victoria park

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

What's On Highlights

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

7th April 2021
Peter Pan Panto 2020

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

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Peter Pan Panto 2020

27th November 2021-31st December 2021
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
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

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Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
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
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
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
Logo graphic for Portsmouth Film Society's Winter Season

The PFS hosts virtual watch parties so you can get your fill of quality cinema from home.

Openings

PFS Winter Season

6th March 2021-27th March 2021
Cabaret Club logo

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

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Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 2021

Amba Tremain

9th April 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
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.

Openings

Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

31st March 2021
The Bob Marley Experience

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

Openings

The Bob Marley Experience

10th September 2021
Katy Hurt press shot

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

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Katy Hurt

10th October 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
Flyer image for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Get involved in this year's Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Fairtrade Fortnight

22nd February 2021-7th March 2021
Press shot for The Outlaw Orchestra

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

Openings

The Outlaw Orchestra & Dead Crow Road

30th May 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
Victorious Festival

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

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

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

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Gangstagrass

14th September 2021

Accommodation Highlights

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea

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

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

Like Portsmouth, Upper Mount is a charming mixture of old and new. The house is a mid 19th. century…

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…

Florence Gardens double room

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

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

Enjoy a central location and metropolitan views with an apartment overlooking Gunwharf Quays.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

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.

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.

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

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

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.

Langstone Quays Resort Bed Room

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

Elegante Apartment from Gunwharf Quays

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

New Place Hotel at dusk

New Place is a wonderful blend of traditional charm and modern comfort set in 32 acres of pristine…

view of lounge area

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

view of bedroom

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

View from Battery House

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

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