Portsmouth: Put The Wind In Your Sails
Searching for something...
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Do
  • What's On
  • Food & Drink
  • Shopping
Accommodation Search
Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Things to Do Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
What's On Search
Dates
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Food & Drink Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Shopping Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Accommodation Search
Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Things to Do Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
What's On Search
Dates
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Food & Drink Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:
Shopping Search
Type:
Area:
Location
Keyword:

Inspiration

  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs
    Victorious Festival will return for 2022 - bringing some of the biggest bands to Southsea Common.
    1. 26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022
  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring exciting and varied displays.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Mar 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202229 Mar 2023
  5. View of the Mary Rose
    Explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time.
    1. 1 Apr 202231 Oct 2022
    2. 1 Nov 202231 Mar 2023
  6. Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Apr 202230 Sep 2022
    2. 1 Oct 202231 Mar 2023
  7. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  8. Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops
    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.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Children outside HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

Visit the first home of Britain's most famous Victorian author.

Exterior shot of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth

The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

The Hotwalls Studios Parade Ground

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

View of the Mary Rose

Explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most…

Spinnaker Tower by night

​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.

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…

City Museum - Landscape

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth, featuring…

Hovertravel

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 famous brands all offering up to 60% off the regular retail price…

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

What's On Highlights

Press illustration for Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Learn history with the nasty bits left in!

Openings

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

16th October 2022
Waverley in Portsmouth by Iain McPherson

Step aboard Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world.

Openings

2-3 September

2nd September 2022-3rd September 2022

8-9 September

8th September 2022-9th September 2022

10 September

10th September 2022

15-17 September

15th September 2022-17th September 2022

20-21 September

20th September 2022-21st September 2022
Great South Runners

Lace up those trainers - the Great South Run is back!

Openings

Great South Run weekend

15th October 2022-16th October 2022
Photograph of the raising of the Mary Rose

Three days of talks and panel discussions to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the raising of the…

Openings

Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures

6th October 2022-8th October 2022
Love Southsea Market Palmerston Road Poster

Get your bag for life ready — there’s never been a more exciting time to shop the market.

Openings

20 August

20th August 2022

3-4 September

3rd September 2022-4th September 2022

17 September

17th September 2022

1-2 October

1st October 2022-2nd October 2022

15 October

15th October 2022

5-6 November

5th November 2022-6th November 2022

19 November

19th November 2022

3-4 December

3rd December 2022-4th December 2022

10-11 December

10th December 2022-11th December 2022

17-18 December

17th December 2022-18th December 2022
Logo for the Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

A celebration of all things in independent genre film.

Openings

Pompeywood Genre Film Festival

22nd October 2022-23rd October 2022
Image of the Mary Rose hull at the museum as seen from above during a Lights Up morning

Every month the Mary Rose turns the lights up and the sound effects down.

Openings

August

28th August 2022

September

26th September 2022
Press shot for Francis Rossi: Tunes & Chat, featuring the singer and an acoustic guitar

Francis Rossi brings his acoustic guitar for Status Quo hits and rarities.

Openings

Francis Rossi: Tunes & Chat

13th September 2023
Clown performing at Continental Circus Berlin

Be wowed by an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music, and real youthful energy - all done…

Openings

Circus Berlin

21st September 2022-2nd October 2022
Photograph showing the cast of Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

The internationally acclaimed fringe phenomenon is back, with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays.

Openings

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

20th October 2022
National Museum of the Royal Navy logo

View the only surviving sail from the Battle of the Trafalgar, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Openings

Trafalgar Sail

13th September 2022-15th September 2022
Poster image for Mum's The Word, featuring a bottle, spilled milk, teddy bear, coffee cup and dummy.

Head to the New Theatre Royal to witness the mother of all shows...

Openings

Mum's The Word

14th September 2022
Logo image of The Little Mermaid pantomime

Lines have been cast and the Guildhall has ‘hooked a right whopper’ of a family pantomime.

Openings

The Little Mermaid

19th December 2022-27th December 2022
The Kings Theatre auditorium

See areas that aren't open to the public, quiz the stage crew about special effects, talk…

Openings

Kings Theatre Open Day

11th September 2022
Press shot for Paul Young: Behind the Lens, featuring the singer on a moped near a postbox

Paul Young celebrates four decades in the business with a new album, memoir and tour.

Openings

Paul Young: Behind the Lens

21st May 2023
Logo for Heritage Open Days for the 2022 theme - Astounding Inventions

Join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for a guided tour of Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Openings

CWGC Talk

18th September 2022
An Owl from the Baby Bear production

An uplifting, beautiful and comical production that makes a perfect first theatre experience.

Openings

Baby Bear

24th September 2022
Portrait photograph of Sir Geoff Hurst

The only player to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final returns to the New Theatre Royal.

Openings

An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst

19th October 2022
Logo for Sampled, with Portsmouth Guildhall behind

Sampled returns to Portsmouth Guildhall for a free family fun day.

Openings

Sampled - Free Open Day

21st August 2022
Woman at the Mary Rose museum with a mock bow and arrow

Hit the target at the Mary Rose this summer!

Openings

Awesome Archery

29th August 2022-31st August 2022
Logo for the National Museum of the Royal Navy

See unusual and historically significant objects and documents that are rarely available to the…

Openings

Behind the Scenes at Storehouse 12

9th September 2022
Children taking part in the Jubilee Make and Take

Create a special Jubilee-inspired keepsake to take home with you.

Openings

Jubilee Make and Take

23rd July 2022-4th September 2022
Image showing the Sunday Sessions line up for 2022

Get the summertime vibe at the Queens.

Openings

Arif Jamal, Livy and Amba Tremain

21st August 2022

Frank and Dean and Timeless

4th September 2022
Yoga in the Sky @ Spinnaker Tower

Experience the south coast's most uplifting view while taking part in a unique yoga class in the…

Openings

Yoga in the Sky @ Spinnaker Tower

17th September 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

View of the exterior.

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

A selection of serviced apartments and short term lettings in Portsmouth and Southsea.

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

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…

Stay updated and Follow us

Don't Miss