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

Things To Do Highlights

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,…

Royal Garrison Church

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

Spitbank Fort

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

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

Aerial view of Fort Purbrook

Looking for Group Activities for children and adults near Portsmouth?

Image of the Round Tower from the water

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

Splash Pool, Southsea

The Splash Pool is currently closed.

Groundlings Theatre Logo

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

Hovertravel

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

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

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…

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

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

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.

A view of someone walking along the Millennium Promenade.

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

The Astoria logo

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

Portsmouth Tennis Centre Outdoor Court

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

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

Please be aware that The D-Day Story will be closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic…

Image of Solent Yachting

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

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…

Staunton Country Park

Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with…

What's On Highlights

Hotwalls Creative Market

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend at the Hotwalls Studios!

Openings

Hotwalls Studios Creative Market

29th May 2021-30th May 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
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 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
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
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

2nd February 2022
Rob Newman: Philosophy

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

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Rob Newman: Philosophy

19th September 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
Beach Dubbin' image of cars on Southsea Common

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

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Beach Dubbin'

1st August 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
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
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
Open studios

The Hotwalls Studios showcase some of the city’s brightest creative talent.

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May

16th May 2021
The Ramonas on stage

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

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Ramonas & Slady

31st October 2021
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
Chris Ramsey

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

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Baskery promotional photo

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

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Baskery

17th 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
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

11th June 2021

Scarlet Town

18th June 2021

Carley Williams

9th July 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
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
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

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

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Terribly Funny

17th December 2021
Beauty and the Beast poster

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

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Beauty and the Beast

4th August 2021
Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin press shot

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

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Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin

23rd September 2021

Accommodation Highlights

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

View from Battery House

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

The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

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

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

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

View of the exterior.

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

New Place Hotel at dusk

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

View of the exterior of The Pier

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

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

View from outside

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

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Florence Gardens double room

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

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.

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

Aerial shot of No Man's Fort

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

Image of a double room.

Welcome to Albatross Guest house.

View from the apartment

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

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.

Exterior photo of Fortitude Cottage

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

The seacrest hotel overlooks the Venetian Gardens and the Solent

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

Bedroom at Becketts Southsea

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

Royal Beach Hotel Exterior

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

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