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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. Victorious Festival 2021 line up
    Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.
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  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery has now re-opened.
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  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Southsea Castle is now fully open.
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  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
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  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    The D-Day Story has now re-opened.
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  7. Spinnaker Tower external view
    The Spinnaker Tower is now open.
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  8. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower
    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

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…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

The Astoria logo

The Astoria remains one of Portsmouth's biggest and best-loved nightclubs.

Image of Baffins Pond

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

Gosport Ferry on a cruise through the Solent

A visit to Portsmouth is not complete without taking a leisurely sight-seeing cruise on board the…

Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Children

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

Hay field at dawn - photograph by Nick Rowe

Farlington Marshes is one of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s oldest nature…

The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

The Mountbatten Leisure Centre is set in an attractive park adjacent to Portsmouth's northern shore…

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…

Hovertravel

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

Children outside HMS Victory

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

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

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.

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

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

Image of Solent Yachting

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

Image from Rock Gardens

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

Boats at Langstone Harbour

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

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

Get down to classic R&B, soul, funk and hiphop.

St John's Cathedral interior

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

What's On Highlights

Gallery immage for In Search of Chemozoa

boredomresearch talks about its latest project with the director of Aspex Portsmouth.

Openings

Artists In Conversation

30th June 2021
Ports Fest logo

Portsmouth Festivities returns with a new name. And that's not the only change...

Openings

Ports Fest

2nd July 2021-4th July 2021
Beauty and the Beast poster

A bonkers, "delightfully daft" retelling of Beauty and the Beast heads to Southsea Castle.

Openings

Beauty and the Beast

4th August 2021
Beach Dubbin' image of cars on Southsea Common

Beach Dubbin' - the ultimate VW show by the sea - returns to Southsea Common for 2021!

Openings

Beach Dubbin'

1st August 2021
The Bob Marley Experience

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

Openings

The Bob Marley Experience

10th September 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
Victorious Festival 2021 line up

Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 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

2nd February 2022
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
Baskery promotional photo

The queens of banjo punk head to Portsmouth for the first time.

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Gallery image for The Sea Changes Into Words: Closing Event

Artist Bettina Fung closes her Gathering Space after its span of thirty days.

Openings

The Sea Changes Into Words: Closing Event

20th June 2021
Flyer image for Groundlings Theatre Family Fun Day

Groundlings Theatre hosts a family fun day featuring Silly Scott and his magic show.

Openings

Groundlings Theatre Family Fun Day

7th August 2021
Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival logo

The Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns to Portsmouth Guildhall - to put the smile back on…

Openings

Big Mouth Comedy Festival

3rd September 2021-4th September 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Cabaret Club logo

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

Openings

Scarlet Town

18th June 2021

Carley Williams

9th July 2021
Poster photo for Stansted Unlocked

Stansted Park returns with a weekend-long extravaganza blending history, cricket and fun.​

Openings

Stansted Unlocked

10th July 2021-11th July 2021
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

17th December 2021
Interactive Weaves - Alice Hume

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

Openings

Paper Weave Part I

20th June 2021

Plastic Weave

27th June 2021

Moon Weave

18th July 2021

Paper Weave Part II

25th July 2021

Forest Weave

15th August 2021

Textile Weave

22nd August 2021

Plant Teepee

27th August 2021-29th August 2021

Exhibition

17th September 2021-19th 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
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
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
Flyer image for My Dog Sighs Inside

An immersive installation opening at an undisclosed location in Portsmouth.

Openings

My Dog Sighs Inside

17th July 2021-1st August 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

Accommodation Highlights

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.

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

View of the exterior.

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

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