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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

Splash Pool, Southsea

The Splash Pool is currently closed.

Hay field at dawn - photograph by Nick Rowe

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

Pryzm Portsmouth logo

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

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

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

Portsdown Hill

Portsdown Hill provides magnificent views over Portsmouth and beyond. The slopes are home to…

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

The Hotwalls Studios brings local artists, designers and makers together, in an exceptional…

Image of Canoe Lake

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

The New Theatre Royal, situated in the heart of the city, offers a matchless programme of cutting…

Dointhedo in action

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

Southsea Castle is now open to visitors (external areas and shop).

Pyramids

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

City Museum - Landscape

Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's…

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

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

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.

Image from Rock Gardens

Very attractive, sheltered gardens close to the seafront with a wide variety of interesting plants,…

View of the Mary Rose

Please be aware that The Mary Rose is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Image of Solent Yachting

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

St Mary's Church

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

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

Staunton Country Park

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

Wightlink logo

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

No 6 cinema logo

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

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…

What's On Highlights

Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dick Whittington press image - The Pompey Panto

Dick Whittington is back for the Pompey Summer Panto at the Kings Theatre.

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Dick Whittington

23rd July 2021-8th 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
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
Thomas Gabriel press photo

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

Openings

Thomas Gabriel

4th October 2021
The Ramonas on stage

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

Openings

Ramonas & Slady

31st 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

26th November 2021
Poster for HAF Fun Pompey

A series of events across the city, offering schoolchildren holiday activities and food over the…

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HAF Fun Pompey

6th April 2021-16th April 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
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
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

Holiday Inn Portsmouth external

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

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.

Elegante Apartment from Gunwharf Quays

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

View from outside

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

The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

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

Southsea Studios external

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

Photo of hotel frontage

All en-suite rooms with colour TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Two banqueting…

View from Battery House

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

Royal Beach Hotel Exterior

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

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Bedroom at Becketts Southsea

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

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

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

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

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

Double bedroom at Somerset House

The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It…

Queens Hotel exterior

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

view of bedroom

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

Gunwharf Quays apartments and eateries

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

View of Ocean Hotel

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

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

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

Living area of Superior 3 apartment with stunning views

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

Living space with views out to sea

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

The seacrest hotel overlooks the Venetian Gardens and the Solent

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

New Place Hotel at dusk

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

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