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  1. Family looking out at HMS Warrior
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for exploring 500 years of naval history.
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  2. Southsea Castle under a blue sky
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 20243 Nov 2024
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  3. View of the Mary Rose
    Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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  4. Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202430 Sep 2024
    2. 1 Oct 202431 Mar 2025
  5. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring exciting and varied displays.
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  6. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
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  7. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Ocean Colour Scene perform
    Victorious Festival returns for 2024 - bringing some of the biggest bands and artists to Southsea Common.
    1. 23 Aug 202425 Aug 2024
  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

Spinnaker Tower by night

​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Take a voyage of discovery at Portsmouth Cathedral, and uncover over 800 years of history.

The Hotwalls Studios Parade Ground

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

Hovertravel

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Take the ultimate undersea adventure at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring…

Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

View of the Mary Rose

Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

See the flora and fauna of Portsmouth at Cumberland House - the Natural History Museum.

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…

Photograph showing the exterior of the Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum under a blue sky

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

Southsea Castle under a blue sky

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Family looking out at HMS Warrior

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for exploring 500 years of naval…

What's On Highlights

BBC Radio 2 D-Day Concert

BBC Radio 2 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a special concert at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Openings

BBC Radio 2 D-Day Concert

3rd June 2024
Logo for Disco Inferno

The spectacular all singing, all dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O.

Openings

Disco Inferno

13th June 2024
Photograph of organ pipes at Portsmouth Cathedral

Enjoy a memorable musical experience with talented Cathedral and guest organists.

Openings

David Price

21st June 2024
Logo for The Australian Pink Floyd Show

The 'kings of the genre' return with their note-for-note renditions of all the Pink Floyd classics.

Openings

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

19th October 2024
Photograph of Portsmouth Cathedral overlaid with an illustration of bunting

Celebrate summer at Portsmouth Cathedral with live music, games, BBQ, face painting and more.

Openings

Summer Celebration

1st June 2024
Poster for Jimmy Carr - Laughs Funny

Get ready for fast-paced, edgy one-liners, as Jimmy Carr heads back out on tour with his brand-new…

Openings

Jimmy Carr - Laughs Funny

18th December 2024
Photograph showing the top of Portsmouth Cathedral taken by drone

Portsmouth Cathedral hosts regular live music performances on Thursday lunchtimes.

Openings

PHS Musicians

6th June 2024

Nora Rechel

13th June 2024

PGS Musicians

20th June 2024

Francesca Romana di Nicola

4th July 2024
Photograph of Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders

The Pretenders head back out on the road, kicking off their UK tour at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Openings

The Pretenders

11th October 2024
Illustration of two girls holding hands in Portsmouth Cathedral

Explore The Cathedral of the Sea with a host of fish and sea-themed activities this half term.

Openings

Half Term Family Activities

28th May 2024-29th May 2024
Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Ocean Colour Scene perform

Victorious Festival returns for 2024 - bringing some of the biggest bands and artists to Southsea…

Openings

Victorious Festival 2023

23rd August 2024-25th August 2024
Photograph showing Richard Carpenter sat at a Steinway piano.

Richard Carpenter tours the UK as a solo artist for the first time, singing songs and telling…

Openings

Richard Carpenter

22nd September 2024
Line up poster for the Sunday Sessions 2024 at the Queens Hotel

Get the summertime vibe at the Queens with live music in the garden.

Openings

Harrison Rhys and Hannah Reem

2nd June 2024

Stacey Mogg and Mary Red

9th June 2024

Amba Tremain & Friends

16th June 2024

Rosie Hollins and Marley Blandford

23rd June 2024

Lois Bibbins and Molly Jacks

30th June 2024

Malc De Redding, Amber Sutka and Jodie Vinall

7th July 2024

Mille Jenson and The Estelles

14th July 2024

Eva Jenkins, Nevaeh and Livvy

21st July 2024

Amy Baker and Sammy Blue Eyes

28th July 2024

Sadie Horler and Tasmin Escott

4th August 2024

Rose-Willow Hite and OIly Hite

11th August 2024

Rylee Spooner and Keith Simon

18th August 2024

Paige Brooker and The Frank & Dean Show

1st September 2024
Marbled white butterfly on Portsdown Hill

See the seasonal indicators of spring on this walk around Portsdown Hill.

Openings

Summertime - a Portsdown Walk

6th June 2024
Katherine Ryan - Battleaxe

Katherine Ryan heads back out on tour with her latest show, Battleaxe.

Openings

Katherine Ryan - Battleaxe

28th November 2024
Photograph of Alfie Boe credit Steve Schofield

Alfie Boe is heading out on a UK tour in summer 2024, including a show at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Openings

Alfie Boe

11th June 2024
Poster for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Kings Theatre

Book your golden ticket today for a world of pure imagination!

Openings

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

8th October 2024-13th October 2024
Logo for Portsmouth Pride 2024

Portsmouth Pride returns to Southsea Common for a celebration of acceptance and inclusivity.

Openings

Portsmouth Pride

6th July 2024
Logo for The Rooftop at Southsea Castle

The Champagne bar at Southsea Castle is back!

Openings

Open Fridays

24th May 2024-20th September 2024
Poster for Give Me The Night at the Kings Theatre

Hear the greatest hits of George Benson live on stage.

Openings

Give Me The Night

6th July 2024
Neil Warnock – Are You With Me?

Join record-breaking football manager Neil Warnock as he talks you through his unique and…

Openings

Neil Warnock – Are You With Me?

14th June 2024
Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit

Hilariously dark, passionate and way too personal, this is classic Gilbert, squeezing every last…

Openings

Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit

6th July 2024
Poster for Defying Gravity - West End Women at the Kings Theatre

A celebration of women who have made their mark on the some of the most famous stages in the world.

Openings

Defying Gravity - West End Women

6th September 2024
F8 Landing Craft on the water off Portsmouth

Head out on the Solent for a stunning view of the breath-taking Red Arrows display.

Openings

Red Arrows Landing Craft Trip

8th June 2024
Photograph of WW2 singing trio The Silhouettes

The New Theatre Royal marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day with themed programming, featuring film…

Openings

D-Day 80 at the New Theatre Royal

6th June 2024

Accommodation Highlights

Newly refurbished room at the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

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

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

Holiday Inn Portsmouth is located opposite Southsea seafront and open parkland, minutes away from…

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, the Holiday Inn Express is a great hotel within walking…

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of 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 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…

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