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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.
    1. 26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
  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

The Astoria logo

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

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…

Image of Canoe Lake

A popular park dating from 1886 with some of the mature evergreen oaks planted in 1910, Canoe Lake…

No 6 cinema logo

No.6 Cinema is Portsmouth's premier independent cinema, showing some arthouse gems and forgotten…

View from Portsdown Hill

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

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

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

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

Image for Wetwheels Solent

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

People enjoying the benches at Victoria park

A haven of green tucked away in the city centre adjacent to the Guildhall and Civic Offices.

St Mary's Church

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Escape Room games

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

Wightlink logo

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

Image of Solent Yachting

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

Portsmouth Tennis Centre Outdoor Court

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

Royal Garrison Church

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

A young boy and girl play inside a large wheel at Fort Nelson

Head to the home of the big guns, to see the role these forts played in defending Portsmouth.

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

Southsea Common is a vast open space that was purchased from the War Department in 1922. It is…

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…

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

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
Fireworks display at Cosham

Lighting up the city skyline again this November will be the popular annual Cosham Bonfire &…

Openings

Cosham Bonfire & Fireworks Display

3rd November 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
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
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
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

Openings

Terribly Funny

17th December 2021
Press poster for Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum returns to the Portsmouth Guildhall stage.

Openings

Jamie Cullum

30th September 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…

Openings

Show Of Hands

26th November 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
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
Santa Claus at the Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy breakfast with Santa as he returns to the Spinnaker Tower this Christmas.

Openings

Breakfast with Santa

4th December 2021-24th December 2021
The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 2021
Journeys Festival International logo

Journeys Festival - which celebrates refugee art - returns to Portsmouth for 2021.

Openings

Journeys Festival International

15th October 2021-24th October 2021
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
Baskery promotional photo

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

Openings

Baskery

17th 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
Hampshire Farmers' Market

Hampshire Farmers' Markets bring beautiful, fresh local produce to Portsmouth and Southsea every…

Openings

October

17th October 2021

November

21st November 2021

December

19th December 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
Press shot of Spiers & Boden by Elly Lucas

Spiers & Boden are back with a new album and a show at the Wedgewood Rooms.

Openings

Spiers & Boden

6th 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
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
Victorian Fun Fair carousel and ferris wheel

Step back in time and join the fun of a Victorian Fair to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Fort…

Openings

Victorian Fun Fair

25th September 2021-26th September 2021
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

Accommodation Highlights

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

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.

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

View of the exterior.

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

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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