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  1. Family at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s premier destination for naval history.
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    2. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  2. Southsea Castle under a blue sky
    Visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, right along the water's edge.
    1. 30 Oct 202329 Mar 2024
    2. 30 Mar 202429 Oct 2024
  3. View of the Mary Rose
    Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    1. 1 Nov 202331 Mar 2024
    2. 1 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
  4. Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum
    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.
    1. 1 Oct 202331 Mar 2024
    2. 1 Apr 202430 Sep 2024
  5. 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 Oct 202331 Mar 2024
    2. 1 Apr 202430 Sep 2024
  6. Spinnaker Tower by night
    ​​​​​​​​Experience the view from the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast.
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    2. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  7. Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Ocean Colour Scene perform
    Victorious Festival returns for 2024 - bringing some of the biggest bands and artists to Southsea Common.
    1. 23 Aug 202425 Aug 2024
  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.
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Things To Do Highlights

Hovertravel

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

Southsea Castle under a blue sky

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

Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum

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

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…

The Hotwalls Studios Parade Ground

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

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

See the flora and fauna of Portsmouth at Cumberland House - the Natural History Museum.

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.

St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral from the outside

Take a voyage of discovery at Portsmouth Cathedral, and uncover over 800 years of history.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Take the ultimate undersea adventure at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth.

Spinnaker Tower by night

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

View of the Mary Rose

Experience The Mary Rose as never before at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Hitting the Gunwharf Quays shops

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

Family at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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

City Museum - Landscape

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

What's On Highlights

The Jam'd

After their sold out show at Portsmouth Guildhall in 2023, The Jam'd return in 2024!

Openings

The Jam'd

17th August 2024
Photograph showing members of Leonkoro Quartet

A full and exciting programme with performances from truly world-renowned musicians.

Openings

Mendelssohn String Quartets

26th February 2024

Rotations

8th March 2024

Anna Meredith String Quartets with Ligeti Quartet

21st March 2024

Stravinsky, Coleridge-Taylor, Schubert

22nd April 2024

Lullaby with Manasamitra

1st May 2024

A Celebration of Opera

9th May 2024

London Sinfonietta

15th May 2024

Marschner, Brahms, Dvorak

20th May 2024
Press photo for Robert Lamberti presents Perfectly George, showing the singer mid-performance

The UK's number one George Michael tribute artist heads to the Guildhall stage.

Openings

Perfectly George

28th September 2024
Photograph showing the outside of The D-Day Story museum

Naval Dockyards Society hosts its 28th annual conference at The D-Day Story, Portsmouth.

Openings

From Yards to Hards

18th May 2024
You Are The Sun

A first opera for babies and grownups that explores the magic of nature.

Openings

You Are The Sun

25th May 2024
A group of people taking part in a yoga class at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Experience yoga within the beautiful and peaceful setting of Portsmouth Cathedral.

Openings

March

2nd March 2024

May

4th May 2024

August

3rd August 2024

November

16th November 2024
Photograph showing a Thai Food and Craft Festival in action

Experience the taste of Thailand with a two-day festival of food and culture on Southsea Common.

Openings

Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival

13th July 2024-14th July 2024
Poster for Macbeth at the New Theatre Royal

A full-cast production of Shakespeare's classic, set in the murky Dark Ages where love, politics…

Openings

Macbeth

21st March 2024
Martin Turner

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage in 2024 for a re-airing of 1980's Live Dates Volume…

Openings

Martin Turner

10th March 2024
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2024.

Openings

Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

29th June 2024
Photograph of a man in Victorian-style dress for Portsmouth Ghost Tour

Check out Portsmouth's bloodiest ghostly tales on this chilling ghost tour!

Openings

March

5th March 2024

April

2nd April 2024

May

14th May 2024

June

11th June 2024

September

3rd September 2024

November

12th November 2024
Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science

Think science is boring? Think again; this is science like you have never seen it before!

Openings

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science

5th April 2024
Chilli & Gin Festival logo

The UK's only chilli and gin festival is back in Portsmouth for the bank holiday weekend of 4 and 5…

Openings

Chilli & Gin Festival

4th May 2024-5th May 2024
An Evening of Burlesque

A night of laughter, cabaret, mystery, and glamour!

Openings

An Evening of Burlesque

2nd March 2024
Photograph showing the Art & Photography Market at Portsmouth Cathedral

Celebrate the creativity of local artists at Portsmouth Cathedral's Art & Photography Market.

Openings

Art & Photography Market

20th April 2024
Filskit Theatre: Kaleidoscope

An interactive show exploring the wonder of colour.

Openings

Kaleidoscope

20th March 2024
Whitney – Queen of the Night

Direct from the West End - a celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of…

Openings

Whitney – Queen of the Night

5th April 2024
Two members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the work of Mozart and Bruckner.

Openings

Counterpoint Counterparts

14th March 2024
Photograph from the SWEAT Festival in Gunwharf Quays, including gold medal winning Paralympian Lauren Steadman.

Sweat Festival is back, celebrating and inspiring active and healthy lifestyles.

Openings

Sweat Fitness and Wellbeing Festival

4th May 2024-5th May 2024
Photograph of folk duo Show of Hands

Folk icons Show of Hands head out on a final tour before taking an 'indefinite hiatus'.

Openings

Show of Hands

7th April 2024
People taking part in the Great South Run, going past the War Memorial on Southsea Seafront

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

Openings

AJ Bell Great South Run Weekend

19th October 2024-20th October 2024
The Stranglers

The Stranglers mark their 50th anniversary with a new UK and Ireland tour.

Openings

The Stranglers

23rd March 2024
Poster for Matilda the Musical

Calling all revolting children and their parents – be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a…

Openings

Matilda

24th March 2024
Lucy Spraggan playing guitar on stage

Feeling stronger, positive, and more empowered than ever - Lucy is back.

Openings

Lucy Spraggan

21st May 2024

Accommodation Highlights

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.

Newly refurbished room at the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

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

Clearwater - one of the Home From Home properties

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

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.

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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