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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
    Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.
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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 by night
    The Spinnaker Tower is now open.
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  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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Children outside HMS Victory

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

The grand surrounds of the Kings Theatre Southsea

Looking to visit the amazing Kings Theatre in Portsmouth?...If so, click here to get the latest…

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery has now re-opened.

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.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

Spinnaker Tower by night

The Spinnaker Tower is now open.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Hovertravel

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

What's On Highlights

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
Race for Life

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

Openings

Race for Life

31st October 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

26th November 2021
Poster image for Beauty and the Beast Panto

The Groundlings Theatre Pantomime is back, and this year it's the family classic Beauty and the…

Openings

Beauty and the Beast Panto

2nd December 2021-2nd January 2022
Baskery promotional photo

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

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021
Logo for the 60+ Festival

The 60+ Festival returns for 2021, with events suitable for all abilities and interests.

Openings

60+ Festival

4th October 2021-15th October 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

The Glorias, The Muvvas, Torpedoes, and The Media

26th September 2021
Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

26th August 2022-28th August 2022
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
Oktoberfest logo

Oktoberfest returns to Guildhall Square - with a 50-metre tent and 30,000 litres of beer.

Openings

Oktoberfest

30th October 2021
Illustration for Dragons & Mythical Beasts performance

Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical and interactive family show.

Openings

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

5th November 2021-7th November 2021
Banner image for Frankenfish

Take a spooky undersea adventure to help Frankenfish find his lost pumpkins around the Blue Reef…

Openings

Frankenfish and the Lost Pumpkins Week

23rd October 2021-31st October 2021
Press shot for Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other… what could…

Openings

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

3rd November 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Holland 1 Discovery Day

120 years since the Royal Navy's first submarine, the NMRN hosts a family friendly day.

Openings

Holland 1 Discovery Day

2nd October 2021
The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 2021
Press shot for Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

The voice of Love Island brings his latest touring show to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

31st October 2021
Press shot for Paul Zerdin Hands Free

Internationally renowned puppeteer Paul Zerdin returns to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

Paul Zerdin Hands Free

1st 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
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
Aerial shot of Gunwharf Quays and the surrounding area

Gunwharf Quays has announced the return of its unmissable student shopping night.

Openings

Student Shopping Night

7th October 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
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
Press shot for the Manic Street Preachers' Ultra Vivid Lament tour

The Manics return to Portsmouth Guildhall after almost 30 years.

Openings

Manic Street Preachers

8th October 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

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.

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

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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