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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

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.

City Museum - Landscape

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

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

Children outside HMS Victory

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

Image for Hotwalls Studios by Claire Sambrook

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…

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

Southsea Castle & The Solent

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

Hovertravel

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

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium 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…

View of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose has now re-opened.

New Theatre Royal - Dress Circle

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Cumberland House has now re-opened.

What's On Highlights

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

July

25th July 2022

August

28th August 2022

September

26th September 2022
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
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
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
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
Press shot for Swan Lake, showing dancers lined up and dressed as elegant swans

The Classical Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing.

Openings

Swan Lake

19th November 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
People gathered at Port Solent to watch a live music performance

Sing along to the music of some of the best-loved music legends at Port Solent’s Totally Tributes…

Openings

Totally Tributes

23rd July 2022
Press photograph for Flo & Joan: Sweet Release showing the two comedians sat behind a piano

Local heroes Flo & Joan return to the New Theatre Royal with their latest show, Sweet Release.

Openings

Flo & Joan: Sweet Release

6th October 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
No.6 cinema logo

No. 6 Cinema hosts a trio of outdoor film screenings in the beautiful surrounds of Fort Cumberland.

Openings

Outdoor Screenings

2nd July 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
Children's entertainment at Port Solent

Port Solent's fantastic, fun Kids Clubs return this summer.

Openings

The Lovely Bubbly Bubble Show

26th July 2022

Silly Scott and the Creation Station

28th July 2022

School’s out for Summer Disco Party

2nd August 2022

Birds of Prey Show

4th August 2022

Captain Crossbones

9th August 2022

Samba Drumming Workshop

11th August 2022

Street Dance Workshop

16th August 2022

Silly Scott and the Creation Station

18th August 2022

Matthew Garrett Entertains

23rd August 2022

Back to School Disco

25th August 2022

Professor Strange

30th August 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
Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common in 2022.

Openings

Race for Life

3rd July 2022
Row of stalls at Southsea Food Festival

The annual Southsea Food Festival is back for 2022!

Openings

Southsea Food Festival

16th July 2022-17th July 2022
Crafted paper tankards alongside metal originals at the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth

Discover what the crew of the Mary Rose would have eaten and drank.

Openings

Tasty Tudors

9th August 2022-12th August 2022
Henry VIII at the Mary Rose Museum for Monarchy Mondays

See England's most infamous monarch as he pays the Mary Rose museum a visit this summer!

Openings

27 July

25th July 2022

1 August

1st August 2022

8 August

8th August 2022

15 August

15th August 2022

22 August

22nd August 2022
Woman enjoying the Port Solent market

The ever-popular Port Solent Waterside Market brings the best traders to a unique waterfront…

Openings

July

10th July 2022

August

14th August 2022

September

11th September 2022

October

9th October 2022

November

13th November 2022

Festival of Christmas

3rd December 2022-4th December 2022
Rider Spoke by Blast Theory. ACMI, Melbourne, 2022. Photo by Phoebe Powell

Hear the city share its secrets in a unique, immersive journey.

Openings

Rider Spoke

30th June 2022-3rd July 2022
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2022.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

2nd July 2022
Press photo of Chris McCausland for his latest show, Speaky Blinder

Fantastic stand-up Chris McCausland takes to the New Theatre Royal stage with his latest show.

Openings

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

7th October 2022
Two people partaking in a Tudor game at the Mary Rose museum

Enjoy some fun and games, 16th century style!

Openings

16 August

16th August 2022

18 August

18th August 2022
Tudor reenactor with a cannon at the Mary Rose

Do you have what it takes to be a Tudor gunner?

Openings

26-28 July

26th July 2022-28th July 2022

2-4 August

2nd August 2022-4th August 2022

9-11 August

9th August 2022-11th August 2022

16-18 August

16th August 2022-18th August 2022

23-25 August

23rd August 2022-25th August 2022

30-31 August

30th August 2022-31st August 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Exterior of the Queens Hotel Southsea

The Queens is the hotel at the heart of Southsea.

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

View of the exterior.

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

Ibis Portsmouth - exterior

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

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