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    Please be aware that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.
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Welcome to Portsmouth

Things To Do Highlights

Image of Canoe Lake

A popular park dating from 1886 with some of the mature evergreen oaks planted in 1910, Canoe Lake…

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.

Portsdown Hill

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

Kids at Portchester Castle ©English Heritage

Visit the Roman-Saxon shore fort with Norman additions - featuring a near-perfect keep and Norman…

Trampoline floor at Flip Out Portsmouth

Flip Out Portsmouth is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines, where you can spring,…

Spinnaker Tower external view

Please be aware that Spinnaker Tower is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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

Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club

Fratton Park is home of Portsmouth Football Club.

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…

Image of the Round Tower from the water

The Round Tower is one of Portsmouth's oldest permanent fortifications.

Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

Please be aware that Blue Reef Aquarium is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19…

St Mary's Church

St Mary's has been described as the finest Victorian building in Hampshire. Designed just over 100…

Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower

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

Gosport Ferry leaving Portsmouth Harbour with the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in the background

The Gosport Ferry is the quickest way to get between Portsmouth and Gosport - all the while…

Boats on the harbourside at Port Solent

Port Solent is Portsmouth’s leading waterside leisure destination, offering over 20 restaurants,…

Luna Park 10 Years illustration

Aspex celebrates 10 years since the 'Southsea Dinosaur' arrived on the Common.

Stansted Park

Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest.

Phoenix Helicopter Academy

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

Dancers at Southsea Bandstand

Planning on visiting Southsea?...Click here to get latest information on Attractions, Events,…

Image from Rock Gardens

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

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…

City Museum - Landscape

Please be aware that Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery will be closed in line with the government's…

What's On Highlights

Slady

The all-female Slade tribute head to Portsmouth after wowing crowds across the country.

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Slady

13th March 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day logo

Join Portsmouth City Council for a virtual version of its annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service.

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Holocaust Memorial Day Service

27th January 2021
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr returns to the Guildhall stage with his latest touring show, Terribly Funny.

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Terribly Funny

26th April 2021
Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival 2020 has been cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Victorious Festival 2021

27th August 2021-29th August 2021
Cabaret Club logo

Enjoy good music, good food and good times with a series of new nights at the Guildhall.

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Amba Tremain

12th February 2021

Carley Williams

26th February 2021

Jenny June and Emily Faye

12th March 2021
Deacon Blue

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

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Deacon Blue

15th November 2021-16th November 2021
Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

The UK's first Chilli and Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth Chilli and Gin Festival

5th June 2021-6th June 2021
Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey heads to the Portsmouth Guildhall on his latest nationwide tour.

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Chris Ramsey

12th March 2022
Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

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Race for Life

11th July 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.

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Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

31st March 2021
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

‘The world’s greatest living explorer’ heads to Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

18th October 2021
Press shot for The Outlaw Orchestra

Square Roots Promotions hosts a double headline show from two of Portsmouth's most exciting new…

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The Outlaw Orchestra & Dead Crow Road

30th May 2021
Pretty Muddy and Race for Life participants

Pretty Muddy returns to Southsea Common in 2021.

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Portsmouth Pretty Muddy

10th July 2021
The Jigantics press shot

Roots supergroup the Jigantics bring the fun for Square Roots Promotions' Christmas Show.

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The Jigantics

7th March 2021
We Shine Portsmouth

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

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We Shine Portsmouth

18th November 2021-21st November 2021
Rob Newman: Philosophy

The award-winning comic weaves together Nietzsche's sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric…

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Rob Newman: Philosophy

16th May 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…

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Sausage and Cider Festival

20th February 2021
Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands head to Portsmouth for their only festival warm up date in the UK - for a full-band…

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Show Of Hands

7th April 2021
Peter Pan Panto 2020

Join the Kings Theatre on a swashbuckling adventure for the whole family.

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Peter Pan Panto 2020

27th November 2021-31st December 2021

Accommodation Highlights

The seacrest hotel overlooks the Venetian Gardens and the Solent

The Seacrest Hotel enjoys a premier location on Portsmouth's seafront, commanding fine maritime…

View of Ocean Hotel

Imposing building situated in the foremost seafront position with panoramic sea views, private car…

Royal Maritime Club - external

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

View from Battery House

With stunning views across The Solent or Portsmouth Harbour Entrance from every room and roof…

Garden at Orchard Garden Apartment

Orchard Garden Apartment is well situated for access to both the city of Portsmouth and the…

Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

Like Portsmouth, Upper Mount is a charming mixture of old and new. The house is a mid 19th. century…

Elegante Apartment from Gunwharf Quays

This modern and stylish 2-bed serviced apartment is perfect for a work trip, family getaway or…

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, the Holiday Inn Express is a great hotel within walking…

Photo of Apartment entrance

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

Upper Strand Apartment double bed

Upper Strand Apartment is ideal for access to both the City of Portsmouth and the attractions of…

The Clarence Hotel suite

The Clarence is Portsmouth and Southsea’s multi award-winning luxury boutique hotel.

Living space with views out to sea

This beautifully furnished, 3-bedroom property has views out across the common to the sea.

External view of Portsmouth Marriott hotel.

Edging the shores of England's spectacular South Coast, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is a 4-star haven…

Photo of hotel frontage

All en-suite rooms with colour TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Two banqueting…

Exterior photo of Fortitude Cottage

Foritude Cottage has Gunwharf Quays on the doorstep, the Historic Dockyard a short walk, and all…

Bedroom 1 at Central Southsea 4-bed Home

Make the most of your stay in Portsmouth at this light and airy terraced house in Southsea.

The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

A distinctive building in the Art Deco style with spacious and sylish guestrooms.

Queens Hotel exterior

With uninterrupted views across the seafront and the Solent, the Queens Hotel is one of Portsmouth…

View of the exterior.

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

Executive King room at Florence House Hotel

A short walk from Southsea seafront, Florence House is Portsmouth's original boutique hotel,…

The Duke of Buckingham Cottage

Situated in the heart of Old Portsmouth, 'The Duke' is a perfect place to eat, drink and stay.

Image of bedroom at Home by Unilife

Ultimate Lets - all inclusive luxury studio apartments right in the heart of the City.

Large bed at The Florence Suite.

The Florence Suite offers a quiet getaway, with all the luxuries you'd expect from a hotel in the…

View from the apartment

A great location right on the seafront, with lovely sea views, fast broadband, and parking.

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