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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
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
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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 is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
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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

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

Southsea Common is a vast open space that was purchased from the War Department in 1922. It is…

Trains at Southsea Model Village

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

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…

Southsea Beach Huts

Get the full experience of a seaside visit and rent a picturesque Beach Hut in the city of…

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

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

South Coast Wakeboarding, boy doing tricks

Welcoming everyone from beginners to pros, South Coast H2O is the home of the UK’s longest System 2…

Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Children

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

Spinnaker Tower external view

The Spinnaker Tower is now open.

St John's Cathedral interior

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

Spitbank Fort

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

Image of Baffins Pond

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

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.

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

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

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

Playzone Interior Drawing

Fun for everyone, rain or shine, day or night! Portsmouth Playzone is the biggest indoor play area…

Staunton Country Park

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery has now re-opened.

Open Top 26 ready for action

Take an open-top bus ride along Southsea Seafront, with a brand new service running all this summer.

Hovertravel

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

Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower

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

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

What's On Highlights

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
The Ramonas on stage

A dual-headline show featuring all-female tributes to The Ramones and Slade.

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 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
Image for Airfix Extravaganza

Make your own genuine Airfix model to take home at The D-Day Story.

Openings

Airfix Extravaganza

10th August 2021
Image for Autism Friendly Family Day

The D-Day Story hosts a family fun day specially designed for children with autism.

Openings

Autism Friendly Family Day

15th August 2021
Dusk vista from View Deck 1 at Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy drinks on the view decks and take in the incredible night-time views.

Openings

6th

6th August 2021

13th

13th August 2021

20th

20th August 2021

27th

27th August 2021
Image for Meet the Wartime Characters - copyright Black Knight Historical

Meet and chat to the people and personalities that made D-Day a success.

Openings

Meet the Wartime Characters

17th August 2021-18th August 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 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
Poster image for Beside the Sea

New, original artworks in Lizzie’s signature modern, minimal and playful style of painting.

Openings

Beside the Sea

31st July 2021-1st August 2021
Poster image for Sun Records The Concert

See where the magic happened inside the genre-defining Sun Records.

Openings

Sun Records The Concert

9th 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
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
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

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

Openings

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th 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
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 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
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
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
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
Child making a boat at Aspex Portsmouth

Take inspiration from the city with art activities from Aspex Portsmouth.

Openings

Session 1 (ages 14–16)

29th July 2021

Session 2 (ages 9–11)

5th August 2021

Session 3 (ages 9–11)

12th August 2021
Family enjoying Summer Saturdays at Aspex Portsmouth

Try painting, model making, print making and inventing at free creative workshops.

Openings

24th

24th July 2021

31st

31st July 2021
Flyer for Asasiyun - An Immersive Theatre Experience

An authentic and enthralling live experience combining powerful storytelling, thrilling action and…

Openings

Asasiyun

3rd August 2021-8th 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
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

30th October 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

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…

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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