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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Groundlings Theatre Logo

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

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

Please be aware that The D-Day Story will be closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic…

People enjoying the benches at Victoria park

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

Royal Garrison Church

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

Eastney Beam Engine

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

Logo for The Real Escape

The Real Escape is a unique live exit game. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a…

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

Children at Fort Widley Equestrian Centre

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

Image of the Round Tower from the water

The Round Tower is one of Portsmouth's oldest permanent fortifications.

Boats at Langstone Harbour

A 14-mile Langstone Harbour Waterside Walk can be enjoyed, starting from Ferry Point Eastney,…

A young boy and girl play inside a large wheel at Fort Nelson

Head to the home of the big guns, to see the role these forts played in defending Portsmouth.

Spinnaker Tower external view

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

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…

City Museum - Landscape

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

Hilsea splashpool

The splash pool is currently closed.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Please be aware that Blue Reef Aquarium is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

Dointhedo in action

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

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

Image from Rock Gardens

Very attractive, sheltered gardens close to the seafront with a wide variety of interesting plants,…

Trains at Southsea Model Village

Marvel at the 1/12th scale Southsea Model Village, which features forty miniature buildings,…

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

What's On Highlights

Cabaret Club logo

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

Openings

Amba Tremain

12th February 2021

Carley Williams

26th February 2021

Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 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
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

Openings

Rob Newman: Philosophy

16th May 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
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Slady

The all-female Slade tribute head to Portsmouth after wowing crowds across the country.

Openings

Slady

13th March 2021
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

‘The world’s greatest living explorer’ heads to Portsmouth Guildhall.

Openings

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th October 2021
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

26th April 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
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

20th February 2021
The Jigantics press shot

Roots supergroup the Jigantics bring the fun for Square Roots Promotions' Christmas Show.

Openings

The Jigantics

7th March 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
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
Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Race for Life

11th July 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
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th 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
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

Accommodation Highlights

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

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

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…

Langstone Quays Resort Bed Room

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

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

Work, Rest and Stay offers six luxury apartments in the desirable surrounds of Gunwharf Quays.

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.

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.

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

view of bedroom

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

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

View from outside

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

View of Ocean Hotel

Imposing building situated in the foremost seafront position with panoramic sea views, private car…

The Clarence Hotel suite

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

Florence Gardens double room

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

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

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

New Place Hotel at dusk

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

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.

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Image of a double room.

Welcome to Albatross Guest house.

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

View from Battery House

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

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