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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
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    2. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
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  2. Victorious Festival
    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 has now re-opened.
    1. 1 Apr 202130 Sep 2021
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    3. 1 Oct 202131 Mar 2022
  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 24 Mar 202131 Oct 2021
    2. 1 Nov 202123 Mar 2022
  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
    1. 1 Apr 202131 Oct 2021
    2. 1 Nov 202131 Mar 2022
    3. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  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. 30 Mar 202130 Sep 2021
    2. 1 Oct 202131 Mar 2022
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  7. Spinnaker Tower by night
    The Spinnaker Tower is now open.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    3. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  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.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

Head to one of the city's biggest and most popular nightclubs for an evening of revelry.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

View from Portsdown Hill

Take in the flora and fauna as well as the views from Portsdown Hill.

The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds

Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into a huge escape room with this self-guided treasure…

Pyramids

One of Portsmouth’s largest health and wellbeing centres, located just off Southsea Beach.

St John's Cathedral interior

Take in the splendour of this Victorian church, which was named as the best-restored building in…

Front cover for The Mystery of Southsea's Laughing Sailor

Turn the historic streets of Southsea into an exciting outdoor escape room, with The Mystery of…

Boats at Langstone Harbour

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

Hovertravel

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

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

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.

Aerial photograph of Fort Widley

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

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

Planning on visiting Southsea?...Click here to get latest information on Attractions, Events,…

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Image of Solent Yachting

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

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.

Eastney Beam Engine

Eastney Engine Houses are closed until further notice. Check back for updates.

Girl with an eBike on Southsea Beach

Get up to speed on a new and exciting eBike, delivered to your accommodation or wherever you wish…

No 6 cinema logo

No.6 Cinema is Portsmouth's premier independent cinema, showing some arthouse gems and forgotten…

WicorMarine Yacht Haven from the air - credit S M Waddington

Walk-ashore and mid-river marina berths, plus boatyard, paddle boarding, kayaking and licensed café.

Spitbank Fort

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

Image of Southsea Skatepark

Welcome to the premier Skatepark on the south coast.

What's On Highlights

Santa Claus at the Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy breakfast with Santa as he returns to the Spinnaker Tower this Christmas.

Openings

Breakfast with Santa

4th December 2021-24th December 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
Press shot for Dad's Army Radio Show

Perry and Croft's classic BBC sitcom is brought gloriously to life.

Openings

Dad's Army Radio Show

30th September 2021
Press poster for Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum returns to the Portsmouth Guildhall stage.

Openings

Jamie Cullum

30th September 2021
Hampshire Farmers' Market

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

Openings

September

19th September 2021

October

17th October 2021

November

21st November 2021

December

19th December 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
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
Woman enjoying the Port Solent market

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

Openings

October

10th October 2021

November

14th November 2021
Flyer image for the Wessex Gin and Rum Festival

Celebrate the wonderful world of gin and rum at this stylish and unique festival.

Openings

Wessex Gin and Rum Festival

16th October 2021
Victorian Fun Fair carousel and ferris wheel

Step back in time and join the fun of a Victorian Fair to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Fort…

Openings

Victorian Fun Fair

25th September 2021-26th September 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
Race for Life

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

Openings

Race for Life

31st October 2021
Press photo for An Evening with Snooker Greats Steve Davis & Dennis Taylor

Davis and Taylor recreate their iconic 1985 World Championship Final with host & referee John Virgo.

Openings

An Evening with Snooker Greats

11th October 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
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
Logo for Live at the Bandstand 2021

Get set for a sizzling summer of FREE live music - with an array of styles and genres at the…

Openings

Unmade Radio Showcase

19th September 2021

Professor Elemental, Fugitive Orchestra, and Prince Brandon

25th September 2021

The Glorias, The Muvvas, Torpedoes, and The Media

26th September 2021
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

30th October 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Great South Runners

Lace up those trainers - the Great South Run is back!

Openings

Great South Run weekend

16th October 2021-17th October 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
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

2nd February 2022
Interactive Weaves - Alice Hume

Join the Interactive Weaving project at the Hotwalls Studios and get involved in a huge, free art…

Openings

Exhibition

17th September 2021-19th September 2021
Tudor re-enactor helping children with craft activities

Get creative this half term with a host of fun craft activities.

Openings

Things to Make and Do at the Mary Rose

25th October 2021-29th October 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

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…

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

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