Palmerston Road is Southsea's major shopping precinct, featuring some high street favourites that are complemented by regular independent markets.
The northern end of Palmerston Road is fully pedestrianised, allowing visitors to roam the shops freely. It has also allowed the local cafes and coffee shops to put out tables and chairs for patrons to enjoy the more summery weather.
Here you will find big brands including Boots, WH Smith, New Look, Clarks and more. The big name Palmerston Road shops are just a stone's throw away from some nearby independent boutiques, galleries and restaurants. This means it's far from being an identikit British high street. Most weekends feature markets in the pedestrianised area, selling everything from antiques and local crafts to produce from Hampshire farmers.
The southern end of Palmerston Road is home to a number of pubs, bars and restaurants - as well as a Sainsburys Local.
Here you'll find a handful of independent places to grab some food and drink that will suit all budgets. Whether you want a cheap beer and burger deal or some fine French fayre, there's options aplenty. Not only that, Southsea Common sits just at the edge of Palmerston Road - meaning it's perfect for walking up an appetite, or strolling off the meal you've just enjoyed!