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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

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…

Portsmouth Tennis Centre Outdoor Court

Whether you are an aspiring Wimbledon champion, or just fancy a fun game, Portsmouth Tennis…

Tour: Stories of WW2 - Portsmouth and Gosport

Discover Portsmouth's US connections, with the story of D-Day and the Allied soldiers who took part.

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

Phoenix Helicopter Academy is the South's favourite Helicopter Training School and Charter Operator.

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

Flip Out Portsmouth is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines, where you can spring,…

Hovertravel

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

Logo for The Portsmouth Distillery

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. is a premium artisan spirit producer, established in 2018 at its home…

View from Portsdown Hill

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

Image of Boathouse 4

At Boathouse 4, you can watch boatbuilding in action and learn about the vital role of small boats…

Trains at Southsea Model Village

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

Spitbank Fort

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

Image for Wetwheels Solent

All abilities are welcome on Wetwheels' fully accessible boats for trips around the Solent.

Royal Garrison Church

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

Image from Rock Gardens

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

Playzone Interior Drawing

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

Escape Room games

Exciting Escapes bring the thrilling world of escape room adventures to Portsmouth - for 60 minutes…

Aerial view of Fort Purbrook

Looking for Group Activities for children and adults near Portsmouth?

Wedgewood Rooms live show

Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms is the place to see big music and comedy acts in intimate surrounds.

Hay field at dawn - photograph by Nick Rowe

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

What's On Highlights

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
Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival returns for 2021 with the theme: Enjoy the Sky.

Openings

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

7th August 2021-8th August 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 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
Flyer image for Sampled

Sample the performances, activities and workshops on offer at the Guildhall at its special open day.

Openings

Sampled

14th August 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
Operation: Spies and Lies

Work together to complete challenges, crack codes, and answer questions to find a mystery object…

Openings

July

27th July 2021

August

3rd August 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
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
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

Openings

Rob Newman: Philosophy

19th September 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
The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 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
Karl Rudziak painting from We Don't Need Culture

See paintings from Karl Rudziak's 'We Don't Need Culture' collection.

Openings

Portraits of Pompey

6th August 2021-8th 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
Young boy playing on the Fort Nelson Assault Course

Take the kids for an adventurous day out at Fort Nelson.

Openings

Junior Assault Course

24th July 2021-5th September 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
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
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 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

Slick Minded Individuals, Dutch Criminal Record, Joe Burger, and Lobster Pot

24th July 2021

Arcade Hearts, Alice Milburn, Calum Lintott, and Cristian TR

25th July 2021

Global Bandstand Weekender, featuring Flamingods, Colectiva, Afro Cluster, and MMA

31st July 2021

Global Bandstand Weekender, featuring The Turbans, Onipa, Eli Y La Evolucion, and Southsea GC

1st August 2021

Crystal Tides, Emerald Falls, Amba Tremain, and Marley Blandford

7th August 2021

Four Folds Law, Heir of the Dog, The Stayawakes, and Neverman

8th August 2021

Kioko, Too Much 2 Tone, and Tom Mayhem

5th September 2021

Alistair Goodwin Band, Vincent Treacey, and Andrew Foster

11th September 2021

Fake Empire, Megan Linford, Me & The Moon, and Fast Trains

12th September 2021

The Lionels, Jen Owens, and Harrison Rhys

18th September 2021

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
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
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

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

Openings

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th October 2021
Bubble Show taking place at Port Solent

Set sail for Port Solent on selected dates throughout the school holidays for its free Kids Clubs.

Openings

Justin Beach Party Disco

27th July 2021

Silly Scott & The Creation Station

29th July 2021

Potty Pirate Show

3rd August 2021

Liberty Birds of Prey Shows

5th August 2021

Matthew Garrett Entertains

10th August 2021

Balloonatic & Creation Station

12th August 2021

Silly Scott Superhero Day

17th August 2021

Bubble Jay’s Bubble Show

19th August 2021

TBC

24th August 2021

Justin Back to School Disco

26th August 2021
Woman enjoying the Port Solent market

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

Openings

August

8th August 2021

September

12th September 2021

October

10th October 2021

November

14th November 2021

Accommodation Highlights

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.

View of the exterior.

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

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.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

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