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  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
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
    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

Hovertravel

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

City Museum - Landscape

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

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…

Children outside HMS Victory

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

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.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

What's On Highlights

Poster image for the Robin Hood Christmas Panto at Groundlings Theatre

Will Robin save the day against the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham?

Openings

Robin Hood Christmas Panto 2022

8th December 2022-31st December 2022
Photograph of Marti Pellow for his Pellow Talk tour

Enjoy an intimate evening of stories and songs with the Wet Wet Wet vocalist.

Openings

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

16th November 2022
Members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing live

The world famous orchestra returns to Portsmouth, with direction from music legend Ray McVay.

Openings

Glenn Miller Orchestra

4th September 2022
Press photograph of Andy Hamilton

Join Andy Hamilton for an evening of comic reflection, reminiscence and revelation.

Openings

An Evening Out with Andy Hamilton

6th July 2022
Press shot of Carl Hutchinson

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show.

Openings

Carl Hutchinson

2nd June 2022
Logo for the Portsmouth Cathedral Institute

Revd Professor Mark Chapman of the University of Oxford delivers May's lecture.

Openings

The 2022 Robert Dolling Lecture

23rd May 2022
Press shot for Black is the Color of My Voice

Ports Fest presents the play inspired by the life of Nina Simone, featuring her most iconic songs…

Openings

Ports Fest: Black is the Color of my Voice

3rd July 2022
Press photograph for Motionhouse: Nobody, showing performers dancing

Dance and circus styles combines in this uplifting story full of twists and turns.

Openings

Motionhouse: Nobody

1st October 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
The Solent Symphony Orchestra performing at Portsmouth Cathedral

The Solent Symphony Orchestra heads to Portsmouth Cathedral for a jubilant celebration of the The…

Openings

Platinum Proms by the Sea

4th June 2022
Press photo of Kate Rusby holding a guitar

The 'First Lady of Folk' heads back out on tour, including a show at Portsmouth's New Theatre Royal.

Openings

Kate Rusby

25th May 2022
Top of Portsmouth Cathedral from the air, with the Spinnaker Tower in the background

Delight in weekly recitals live from Portsmouth Cathedral, featuring members of the Cathedral Music…

Openings

Fumi Otsuki & Sarah Kershaw

26th May 2022
Logo for The ELO Show

A tribute to the music and genius of Jeff Lynne and his seminal band, ELO.

Openings

The ELO Show

29th May 2022
Press photo for Jimeoin: The Craic!

Get ready for an evening of world-class stand-up from live comedy's acclaimed Irish master!

Openings

Jimeoin: The Craic!

5th November 2022
Stock image of Union Flag bunting for the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations event

Portsmouth joins in with the nationwide celebrations of HRH The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Openings

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

2nd June 2022-5th June 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
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.

Openings

Victorious Festival 2022

26th August 2022-28th August 2022
Press shot of a performance of Hits Out of Hell – The Legend of Meat Loaf

Celebrate the life and music of rock and roll icon, Meat Loaf.

Openings

Hits Out of Hell – The Legend of Meat Loaf

29th July 2022
Poster image for the Groundlings Theatre's Summer Family Festival

The Groundlings Theatre hosts its first Summer Family Festival, with things to do for all ages.

Openings

Summer Family Festival

30th July 2022
Part of The Escape Room book by Christopher Edge

Can you complete the puzzles and challenges before time runs out? But wait, this is no ordinary…

Openings

Welcome to the Escape

28th May 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
Image for the Hunt for the Lost Shoe event, featuring a crocheted corgi

Join a treasure hunt inspired by the true story of the Queen Mother losing a shoe at Portsmouth…

Openings

Hunt for the Lost Shoe!

5th June 2022
Wooden stand showing the British Street Food awards logo

The Southern heats for this year's British Street Food Awards return to Gunwharf Quays.

Openings

British Street Food Awards - Southern Heats

2nd June 2022-5th June 2022
Press shot of Fran Lebowitz's tour

Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of the world's most insightful social commentators.

Openings

Fran Lebowitz

4th July 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

View of the exterior.

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

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

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