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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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  2. Victorious Festival 2021 line up
    Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.
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  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
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  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
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  7. Spinnaker Tower external view
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  8. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower
    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

Image for Wetwheels Solent

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

Children outside HMS Victory

Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's…

Image of Baffins Pond

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

Aerial photograph of Fort Widley

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

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

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

Boats at Langstone Harbour

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

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…

Hilsea splashpool

The splash pool is currently closed.

Hovertravel

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

Southsea Beach Huts

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

Dointhedo in action

Dointhedo is a new charter boat, with modern facilities and undercover seating, that carries up to…

Groundlings Theatre Logo

Groundlings is a unique Georgian Theatre that hosts a rich and varied programme of events…

WicorMarine Yacht Haven from the air - credit S M Waddington

Walk-ashore and mid-river marina berths, plus boatyard, paddle boarding, kayaking and licensed café.

Pyramids

The Pyramids Centre is one of Portsmouth’s largest entertainment, leisure and event complexes,…

Wedgewood Rooms live show

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

Sunset at Southsea Marina

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

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

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

Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower

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…

Youngster breakdancing at Funk Format Street Dance Classes

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

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

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

What's On Highlights

The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st October 2021
Beauty and the Beast poster

A bonkers, "delightfully daft" retelling of Beauty and the Beast heads to Southsea Castle.

Openings

Beauty and the Beast

4th August 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…

Openings

Sausage and Cider Festival

21st August 2021
Hotwalls Creative Market

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend at the Hotwalls Studios!

Openings

Hotwalls Studios Creative Market

29th May 2021-30th May 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
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
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.

Openings

Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

2nd February 2022
Victorious Festival 2021 line up

Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 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
Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival logo

The Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns to Portsmouth Guildhall - to put the smile back on…

Openings

Big Mouth Comedy Festival

3rd September 2021-4th September 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
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

Openings

Rob Newman: Philosophy

19th September 2021
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
Deacon Blue

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

Openings

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

11th June 2021

Scarlet Town

18th June 2021

Carley Williams

9th July 2021
Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin press shot

Two British folk icons come together for a show of traditional songs.

Openings

Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin

23rd September 2021
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
Beach Dubbin' image of cars on Southsea Common

Beach Dubbin' - the ultimate VW show by the sea - returns to Southsea Common for 2021!

Openings

Beach Dubbin'

1st August 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 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
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
Chris Ramsey

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

Openings

Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Baskery promotional photo

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

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021
Ports Fest logo

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

Openings

Ports Fest

2nd July 2021-4th July 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Royal Beach Hotel Exterior

Picture yourself in a wonderful Victorian hotel enjoying panoramic views over the Solent.

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Southsea Studios external

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

Bedroom 1 at Central Southsea 4-bed Home

Make the most of your stay in Portsmouth at this light and airy terraced house in Southsea.

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

View from the apartment

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

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

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

Exterior of Pretty Victorian Cottage

Pretty two-bedroom Victorian cottage (built circa 1860) in a charming setting, 15 minutes walk from…

Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

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

Garden at Orchard Garden Apartment

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

Bedroom at Becketts Southsea

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

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…

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

View of the exterior.

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

Queens Hotel exterior

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

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

View from Battery House

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

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

Ultimate Lets - all inclusive luxury studio apartments right in the heart of the City.

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

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…

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