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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Image of Boathouse 4

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

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.

Clarence Pier

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

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.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

St John's Cathedral interior

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

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…

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…

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Please be aware that Blue Reef Aquarium is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

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

hayfield at dawn

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

Sunset at Southsea Marina

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

Gosport Ferry leaving Portsmouth Harbour with the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in the background

The Gosport Ferry is the quickest way to get between Portsmouth and Gosport - all the while…

Trains at Southsea Model Village

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

Logo for The Portsmouth Distillery

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

Hollywood Bowl

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

Wedgewood Rooms live show

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

Southsea Beach Huts

Get the full experience of a seaside visit and rent a picturesque Beach Hut in the city of…

No 6 cinema logo

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

Portsmouth Tennis Centre Outdoor Court

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

Golf course at Great Salterns

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

Splash Pool, Southsea

The Splash Pool is currently closed.

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

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

What's On Highlights

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

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

Openings

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
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
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

Openings

Rob Newman: Philosophy

16th May 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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Amba Tremain

12th February 2021

Carley Williams

26th February 2021

Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 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
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
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
Holocaust Memorial Day logo

Join Portsmouth City Council for a virtual version of its annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service.

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Holocaust Memorial Day Service

27th January 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
Slady

The all-female Slade tribute head to Portsmouth after wowing crowds across the country.

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Slady

13th March 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.

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Terribly Funny

26th April 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
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

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Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 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
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

20th February 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
The Jigantics press shot

Roots supergroup the Jigantics bring the fun for Square Roots Promotions' Christmas Show.

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The Jigantics

7th March 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Sea view from the sun deck

Enjoy a home away from home at this spacious 2-bed apartment close to the sea with on-site parking.

Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea

The Portsmouth Hilsea Travelodge is ideally placed for visiting the city port. Every room has a…

View from the apartment

A great location right on the seafront, with lovely sea views, fast broadband, and parking.

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

Bedroom at Becketts Southsea

Becketts is a lively venue, where you can brunch, lunch, dine, drink and sleep!

Florence Gardens double room

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

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Admiralty Quarter is a desirable, modern development offering a selection of luxury apartments in…

View from Battery House

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

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

New Place Hotel at dusk

New Place is a wonderful blend of traditional charm and modern comfort set in 32 acres of pristine…

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.

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Living space with views out to sea

This beautifully furnished, 3-bedroom property has views out across the common to the sea.

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Double bed at the Travelodge Portsmouth City Centre

Enjoy style and comfort of this new Travelodge Plus, whilst enjoying the great value you'd expect.

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

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

The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

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

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…

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…

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

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