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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Royal Garrison Church

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

Clarence Pier

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

Spinnaker Tower external view

Please be aware that Spinnaker Tower is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Boats on the harbourside at Port Solent

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

St Mary's Church

St Mary's has been described as the finest Victorian building in Hampshire. Designed just over 100…

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

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…

Image of Solent Yachting

Where your adventure starts... the Solent is one of the world's best sailing destinations. So why…

Wightlink logo

Wightlink is an easy-to-use and award-winning ferry service with regular sailings between…

Spitbank Fort

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

Stansted House from the outside

Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Children at Fort Widley Equestrian Centre

Regardless of your age, ability or fitness, the Peter Ashley Equestrian Centre has a lesson for you.

Boats at Langstone Harbour

A 14-mile Langstone Harbour Waterside Walk can be enjoyed, starting from Ferry Point Eastney,…

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

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

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

Playzone Interior Drawing

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

Image of Baffins Pond

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

Hilsea splashpool

The splash pool is currently closed.

Logo for The Real Escape

The Real Escape is a unique live exit game. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a…

Hovertravel

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

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…

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

What's On Highlights

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
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
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
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
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
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
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 2021
Race for Life

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

Openings

Race for Life

11th July 2021
Victorious Festival

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

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
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
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
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

26th April 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
Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

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

Openings

Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

5th June 2021-6th June 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th 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
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
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
Cabaret Club logo

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

Openings

Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 2021

Amba Tremain

9th April 2021
Chris Ramsey

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

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
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
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

Accommodation Highlights

View from outside

Great location, between the beach and the shop with fast broadband and parking.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

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.

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

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

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

A warm welcome awaits you from the new Village Hotel Club Portsmouth.

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

view of bedroom

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

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

A short walk from Southsea seafront, Florence House is Portsmouth's original boutique hotel,…

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

Southsea Studios external

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

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

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

View of Ocean Hotel

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

View from Battery House

With stunning views across The Solent or Portsmouth Harbour Entrance from every room and roof…

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

Upper Strand Apartment is ideal for access to both the City of Portsmouth and the attractions of…

Elegante Apartment from Gunwharf Quays

This modern and stylish 2-bed serviced apartment is perfect for a work trip, family getaway or…

The Clarence Hotel suite

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

Queens Hotel exterior

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

Large bed at The Florence Suite.

The Florence Suite offers a quiet getaway, with all the luxuries you'd expect from a hotel in the…

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

Florence Gardens double room

The Mercer Collection's contemporary boutique hotel offers stunning individual rooms and a prime…

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