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    Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

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

Wedgewood Rooms live show

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

Escape Room games

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

Boats on the harbourside at Port Solent

Port Solent is Portsmouth’s leading waterside leisure destination, offering over 20 restaurants,…

Sunset at Southsea Marina

Southsea Marina sits on the threshold of the Solent - its relaxed and friendly atmosphere a…

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is a great place to create memories and share fun times with your family, friends…

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

Portsdown Hill

Portsdown Hill provides magnificent views over Portsmouth and beyond. The slopes are home to…

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

St John's Cathedral interior

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

Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower

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

Clarence Pier

Clarence Pier Southsea is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and boasts all…

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

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…

The Astoria logo

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

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

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

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House Natural History Museum remains closed at this time.

City Museum - Landscape

Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's…

The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds

Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into the world's largest escape room with this…

Image of the Round Tower from the water

The Round Tower is one of Portsmouth's oldest permanent fortifications.

Eastney Beam Engine

Per the latest official guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Eastney Engine Houses will be…

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…

What's On Highlights

Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
Press shot for The Outlaw Orchestra

Square Roots Promotions hosts a double headline show from two of Portsmouth's most exciting new…

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The Outlaw Orchestra & Dead Crow Road

30th May 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

26th April 2021
Logo graphic for Portsmouth Film Society's Winter Season

The PFS hosts virtual watch parties so you can get your fill of quality cinema from home.

Openings

PFS Winter Season

6th March 2021-27th March 2021
Race for Life

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

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Race for Life

11th July 2021
Katy Hurt press shot

Katy Hurt returns to Portsmouth, with her full band in tow, to rock the Square Tower.

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Katy Hurt

10th October 2021
Flyer image for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Get involved in this year's Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Fairtrade Fortnight

22nd February 2021-7th March 2021
Cabaret Club logo

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

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Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 2021

Amba Tremain

9th April 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

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Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

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

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th October 2021
Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

The UK's first Chilli and Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

5th June 2021-6th June 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…

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Sausage and Cider Festival

21st 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.

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Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

31st March 2021
Ports Fest logo

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

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Ports Fest

2nd July 2021-4th July 2021
Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue head back out on the road in support of their brand new album, City of Love.

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Deacon Blue

15th November 2021-16th November 2021
Peter Pan Panto 2020

Join the Kings Theatre on a swashbuckling adventure for the whole family.

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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.

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We Shine Portsmouth

18th November 2021-21st November 2021
Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands head to Portsmouth for their only festival warm up date in the UK - for a full-band…

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Show Of Hands

7th April 2021
Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival 2020 has been cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

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

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Gangstagrass

14th September 2021
The Bob Marley Experience

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

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The Bob Marley Experience

10th September 2021
Flyer for Portsmouth Film Society's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Portsmouth Film Society screens four films in February for its annual Pride LGBTQ+ Festival.

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LGBTQ+ Film Festival

6th February 2021-27th February 2021
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

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Rob Newman: Philosophy

16th May 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Double bedroom at Somerset House

The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It…

The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

A distinctive building in the Art Deco style with spacious and sylish guestrooms.

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Exterior photo of Fortitude Cottage

Foritude Cottage has Gunwharf Quays on the doorstep, the Historic Dockyard a short walk, and all…

Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

Garry and Nikki extend a warm and friendly welcome to all guests visiting maritime Portsmouth.

Image of a double room.

Welcome to Albatross Guest house.

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

Work, Rest and Stay offers six luxury apartments in the desirable surrounds of Gunwharf Quays.

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

Like Portsmouth, Upper Mount is a charming mixture of old and new. The house is a mid 19th. century…

view of bedroom

This designer Number Four Boutique Hotel offers stunning, individual rooms.

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

Queens Hotel exterior

With uninterrupted views across the seafront and the Solent, the Queens Hotel is one of 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 Ocean Hotel

Imposing building situated in the foremost seafront position with panoramic sea views, private car…

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

No Man's Fort is the luxury hotel that really has to be seen to be believed.

The Duke of Buckingham Cottage

Situated in the heart of Old Portsmouth, 'The Duke' is a perfect place to eat, drink and stay.

Garden at Orchard Garden Apartment

Orchard Garden Apartment is well situated for access to both the city of Portsmouth and the…

The Clarence Hotel suite

The Clarence is Portsmouth and Southsea’s multi award-winning luxury boutique hotel.

Southsea Studios external

Beautiful Edwardian house in a prime location yards from Southsea seafront. Brand new apartments to…

view of lounge area

St Margaret's Lodge is a detached Edwardian-style property in a superb location and situated in an…

Photo of hotel frontage

All en-suite rooms with colour TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Two banqueting…

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

Edging the shores of England's spectacular South Coast, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is a 4-star haven…

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

Enjoy a central location and metropolitan views with an apartment overlooking Gunwharf Quays.

View of the exterior of The Pier

Georgian Listed building. Easy walk to Old Portsmouth, museums, piers, Gunwharf Quays shopping,…

The seacrest hotel overlooks the Venetian Gardens and the Solent

The Seacrest Hotel enjoys a premier location on Portsmouth's seafront, commanding fine maritime…

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