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  1. Children outside HMS Victory
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
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  2. Victorious Festival 2021 line up
    Victorious Festival 2021 is on - and will be headlined by The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness.
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  3. City Museum - Landscape
    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery has now re-opened.
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  4. Southsea Castle & The Solent
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
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  5. View of the Mary Rose
    The Mary Rose has now re-opened.
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  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.
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  7. Spinnaker Tower external view
    The Spinnaker Tower is now open.
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  8. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower
    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.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Boats at Langstone Harbour

A 14-mile Langstone Harbour Waterside Walk can be enjoyed, starting from Ferry Point Eastney,…

Aerial view of Fort Purbrook

Looking for Group Activities for children and adults near Portsmouth?

Sunset at Southsea Marina

Southsea Marina sits on the threshold of the Solent - its relaxed and friendly atmosphere a…

Hovertravel

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

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

St John's Cathedral interior

Take in the splendour of this Victorian church, which was named as the best-restored building in…

Staunton Country Park

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

Tour: Stories of WW2 - Portsmouth and Gosport

Discover Portsmouth's US connections, with the story of D-Day and the Allied soldiers who took part.

View from Portsdown Hill

Take in the flora and fauna as well as the views from Portsdown Hill.

People enjoying the benches at Victoria park

A haven of green tucked away in the city centre adjacent to the Guildhall and Civic Offices.

Gosport Ferry on a cruise through the Solent

A visit to Portsmouth is not complete without taking a leisurely sight-seeing cruise on board the…

Portsdown Hill

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

Image for Wetwheels Solent

All abilities are welcome on Wetwheels' fully accessible boats for trips around the Solent.

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

Girl with an eBike on Southsea Beach

Get up to speed on a new and exciting eBike, delivered to your accommodation or wherever you wish…

Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower

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

Trains at Southsea Model Village

Marvel at the 1/12th scale Southsea Model Village, which features forty miniature buildings,…

Image of Baffins Pond

Baffins Pond (at 4.35 hectares) is home to a host of wild fowl and ducks, as well as established…

The Astoria logo

The Astoria remains one of Portsmouth's biggest and best-loved nightclubs.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has now re-opened.

The Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

The Mountbatten Leisure Centre is set in an attractive park adjacent to Portsmouth's northern shore…

Image from Rock Gardens

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

Portsmouth Tennis Centre Outdoor Court

Whether you are an aspiring Wimbledon champion, or just fancy a fun game, Portsmouth Tennis…

What's On Highlights

Woman enjoying the Port Solent market

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

Openings

August

8th August 2021

September

12th September 2021

October

10th October 2021

November

14th November 2021
Image for Airfix Extravaganza

Make your own genuine Airfix model to take home at The D-Day Story.

Openings

Airfix Extravaganza

10th August 2021
Poster image for Beauty and the Beast Panto

The Groundlings Theatre Pantomime is back, and this year it's the family classic Beauty and the…

Openings

Beauty and the Beast Panto

2nd December 2021-2nd January 2022
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
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.

Openings

Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

2nd February 2022
Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival logo

The Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns to Portsmouth Guildhall - to put the smile back on…

Openings

Big Mouth Comedy Festival

3rd September 2021-4th September 2021
Family enjoying Summer Saturdays at Aspex Portsmouth

Try painting, model making, print making and inventing at free creative workshops.

Openings

31st

31st July 2021
Image for Meet the Wartime Characters - copyright Black Knight Historical

Meet and chat to the people and personalities that made D-Day a success.

Openings

Meet the Wartime Characters

17th August 2021-18th August 2021
Poster image for Beside the Sea

New, original artworks in Lizzie’s signature modern, minimal and playful style of painting.

Openings

Beside the Sea

31st July 2021-1st August 2021
Interactive Weaves - Alice Hume

Join the Interactive Weaving project at the Hotwalls Studios and get involved in a huge, free art…

Openings

Forest Weave

15th August 2021

Textile Weave

22nd August 2021

Plant Teepee

27th August 2021-29th August 2021

Exhibition

17th September 2021-19th September 2021
Young boy playing on the Fort Nelson Assault Course

Take the kids for an adventurous day out at Fort Nelson.

Openings

Junior Assault Course

24th July 2021-5th September 2021
Flyer for Asasiyun - An Immersive Theatre Experience

An authentic and enthralling live experience combining powerful storytelling, thrilling action and…

Openings

Asasiyun

3rd August 2021-8th August 2021
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

30th 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…

Openings

Sausage and Cider Festival

21st August 2021
Gangstagrass press shot

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

Openings

Gangstagrass

14th September 2021
Dusk vista from View Deck 1 at Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy drinks on the view decks and take in the incredible night-time views.

Openings

6th

6th August 2021

13th

13th August 2021

20th

20th August 2021

27th

27th August 2021
Baskery promotional photo

The queens of banjo punk head to Portsmouth for the first time.

Openings

Baskery

17th October 2021
Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue head back out on the road in support of their brand new album, City of Love.

Openings

Deacon Blue

15th November 2021-16th November 2021
Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival returns for 2021 with the theme: Enjoy the Sky.

Openings

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

7th August 2021-8th August 2021
Logo for Live at the Bandstand 2021

Get set for a sizzling summer of FREE live music - with an array of styles and genres at the…

Openings

Global Bandstand Weekender, featuring Flamingods, Colectiva, Afro Cluster, and MMA

31st July 2021

Global Bandstand Weekender, featuring The Turbans, Onipa, Eli Y La Evolucion, and Southsea GC

1st August 2021

Crystal Tides, Emerald Falls, Amba Tremain, and Marley Blandford

7th August 2021

Four Folds Law, Heir of the Dog, The Stayawakes, and Neverman

8th August 2021

Kioko, Too Much 2 Tone, and Tom Mayhem

5th September 2021

Alistair Goodwin Band, Vincent Treacey, and Andrew Foster

11th September 2021

Fake Empire, Megan Linford, Me & The Moon, and Fast Trains

12th September 2021

The Lionels, Jen Owens, and Harrison Rhys

18th September 2021

Unmade Radio Showcase

19th September 2021

Professor Elemental, Fugitive Orchestra, and Prince Brandon

25th September 2021

The Glorias, The Muvvas, Torpedoes, and The Media

26th September 2021
We Shine Portsmouth

We Shine Portsmouth is the city's first major light festival - which will be free to enjoy for all.

Openings

We Shine Portsmouth

18th November 2021-21st November 2021
Child making a boat at Aspex Portsmouth

Take inspiration from the city with art activities from Aspex Portsmouth.

Openings

Session 2 (ages 9–11)

5th August 2021

Session 3 (ages 9–11)

12th August 2021
Flyer image for Kings Theatre Open Day

The Kings Theatre throws open its doors for loads of free events, tours, workshops and activities.

Openings

Kings Theatre Open Day

3rd August 2021
Image for Autism Friendly Family Day

The D-Day Story hosts a family fun day specially designed for children with autism.

Openings

Autism Friendly Family Day

15th August 2021

Accommodation Highlights

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…

View of the exterior.

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

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

Bedroom at The Village Hotel Portsmouth

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

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