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Charles Dickens Isambard Kingdom Brunel Olivia Manning George Meredith George Balfour Walter Besant Howard Brenton Jim Callaghan Edward Miall John Pounds Reginald Revans Roger Black Christopher Hitchens
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Folk Customs:
Knighthood of the Old Green
The Tichborne Dole

Portsmouth Events

Big Top at the Tower!

Parachute Spectacular & Military Tattoo

Mad Hatters Tea Party
Portsmouth Boat Jumble

Southsea Fest

Halloween at the Spinnaker

Cosham Bonfire & Fireworks Display

New Years Eve Party
Victorian Festival of Christmas

Latest reviews

Shipwright Arms
"This was owned by my nan Violet (Vi) and Joseph (Crash) Mitchell. Such a shame it's now a Kebab house - such a lovely building.

Date visited: 06/02/2014 ..." More

Thatched House
"A pleasant view an excellent meal and freindly staff, I shall return with freinds very soon

Date visited: 4/10/2013 ..." More

Shipwright Arms
"crash and vi Mitchell kept it 1950s.

Date visited: 28 03 2013 ..." More

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"Charles Dickens Museum, Portsmouth The birthplace of the author, a faithful recreation of his parents house in the Regency style of 1809, contains furniture, ceramics, glass and household objects laid out ..." More

Portsmouth Reviews (38)

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Latest reviews | Events in Portsmouth | 10 Places to Stay

The first time I saw Portsmouth was late at night from the top of the white cliffs of Portsdowne Hill, a hill fort which overhangs the three roads connecting the island city of Portsmouth to the rest of Hampshire. I thoroughly recommend all first time visitors do this, mainly because this is probably the only time they will find Portsmouth pretty but also because there is a great pub/restaurant on the top of the hill and a resident burger van in the car park. Views from the top are spectacular day or night, with the South Downs to the north and on a clear day all the way south to the Isle of Wight and as far west as Southampton. Portsmouth truly is ugly, only Old Portsmouth manages to retain any character at all, with it‚s maze of cobbled Georgian streets leading to the original harbour. However for anyone interested in ships, from the most ancient to the most modern, the Norman port of Portsmouth is heaven on earth? and also the sea. Here, Henry VII made Portsmouth a royal dockyard by building the world‚s first dry dockyard which, with Nelson‚s tall ship, the intact HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior in the Royal Naval Museum, plus the Mary Rose museum - excellent to satisfy kids‚ fascination with wrecks, makes Portsmouth a must-visit. Don‚t expect too much from Portsmouth‚s sea front. The beach is grey and shingled with a walkway next to it - quite good for watching passing royal navy ships go past but little else. Most sun-lovers end up on neighbouring Hayling Island. However there is a nice little water bus taking a circular route round Portsmouth Harbour, past the 3rd century roman fort of Portchester Castle, which is very well preserved and well worth a visit.


Catholic Cathedral of St John
Charles Dickens Birthplace
Farlington Marshes
Fort Purbrook The Peter Ashley Activity Centre
Natural History Museum
Portsmouth Cathedral
Portsmouth City Museum and Record Office
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Royal Garrison Church
Royal Navy Museum
Southsea Castle
Spinnaker Tower
Treadgold Industrial Heritage Museum


Inn Lodge *book online*
Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Innlodge *book online*
Market House Tavern *book online*
Premier Inn Portsmouth (Port Solent East) *book online*
Premier Inn Portsmouth Port Solent *book online*

The Festing Grove *book online*
Travelodge Portsmouth *book online*


Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays
Grosvenor Casino Osborne Road
Stanley Portsmouth Casino


CFK (Cystic Fibrosis Kids)
Coastal Forces Heritage Trust
Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
Royal Naval Benevolent Trust
Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust


Number 6 Cinema Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Odeon Portsmouth
UCI Port Solent
Vue Portsmouth


Dance - Victory School of Dance
Yoga - Friends of Yoga


Route 66
Scandals Cellar Bar


Portsmouth City Coucil


Dr Ali Roxar

Sheehan & Wingfield Dental Surgeons


Buckland Medical Centre
C Mulcahy
Derby Road Practice
Hanway Group Practice
John Pounds Surgery
Victory Surgery

Golf Club

Great Salterns Public Course
Southsea Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Cannons Health Club
David Lloyd Leisure
Fit Zone
Horizon Health & Fitness
LivingWell Portsmouth
Mountbatten Centre
ROKO Portsmouth Limited
YMCA - Sports Centre


Market House Tavern
Red Lion Hotel
The Duke Of Buckingham


Charlotte Street Market
Leigh Park Market

Performing Arts

Carlotta School Of Dance
Groundlings Theatre
New Theatre Royal

Pub and Bar

Admiral Drake
American Bar
Baffins Inn
Bridge Tavern
Compass Rose
Derby Tavern
Froddington Arms
Golden Hind
Jameson Arms
Lady Hamilton
Mother Shipton
Original Twyford Arms
Pelham Arms

Registry Scream Pub
Shipwright Arms
Still & West
Thatched House
The Farmhouse Inn Lodge
Watermark Cafe


A Fistful of Tacos
American Bar
Azzurro Portsmouth
Indian Cottage
Junction (Portsmouth)
Munchers Restaurant
Registry Scream Pub
Royal Bengal
Santa Fe
Still & West
The Farmhouse Inn Lodge
Watermark Cafe


Carlotta School Of Dance
The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School
The Portsmouth Grammar School


Coffin Mew & Clover
Verisona Solicitors and Advocates


AAA Cars
Apex Cars
City Wide Taxis
Coach Hire Portsmouth
Coastline Cars
Mini Bus Hire Portsmouth
Portsmouth Mini Bus Hire
Professional Services Associates


Groundlings Theatre
New Theatre Royal
Wedgewood Rooms

Sports Clubs

City of Portsmouth (Women's Hockey)
City of Portsmouth (Men's Hockey)
Cosham CA Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Court Lane Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Eastney Cruising Association (Sailing)
Locks Sailing Club (Sailing)
Nomads (Rugby Union)
Portsmouth & Southsea (Men's Hockey)
Portsmouth & Southsea (Women's Hockey)
Portsmouth CC (Cricket)
Portsmouth Community CC (Cricket)
Portsmouth Football Club (Football)
Portsmouth Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Portsmouth TTC (Table Tennis)
Tudor Sailing Club (Sailing)
UK Shaolin Temple (Martial Arts)
United Services Portsmouth RFC (Rugby Union)
Whiteley Oaks Basketball Club (Basketball)


Ottakars PLC

Alexandra Sports
Sheila Love
Heritage Flowers
Living Health
Early Learning Centre
Derry Quality Butchers
Pampurred Pets
Pets At Home Ltd
Whittard of Chelsea
Gieves and Hawkes
Dorothy Perkins
Nijkar & Tozer Ltd
Wingate Opticians
Bower's Leather Goods Ltd
J D Sports
Riverbank studios
Mountain Warehouse
PC World
Holland and Barratt
Professional Cookware
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Belly Dance South
Rowlands Pharmacy
Sussex Stationers
Barratt Shoes
Fagins Cafe
Crabtree and Evelyn
White Stuff
J J B Sports
River Island


Dolphin Quay Antique Centre
Good Day Antiques
Ian Parmiter Architectural Antiques


Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Tall Ship Experience Day(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Portsmouth Cycle Track League(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Portsmouth

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Ibis Portsmouth (0.35 miles)

Ibis Portsmouth

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With a superb location, right in the city centre and just a few minutes' walk from Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station, the hotel offers en suite rooms at great-value rates. The Ibis ... More

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The Royal Maritime Club (0.60 miles)

The Royal Maritime Club
Just a few hundred metres from Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, comfortable en suite rooms and a swimming pool, spa and steam room. The Royal Maritime Club has a superb ... More | visit website
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Market House Tavern (0.66 miles)

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We are within walking distance of, and ideally situated for the, Cross Channel Ferry Port. We are close to Portsmouth city centre and all the ... More

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Keppels Head Hotel (0.68 miles)

Keppels Head Hotel

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Ideally situated midway between the Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays,both being just 200 yards away.Directly opposite the harbour rail and bus station.5 minute drive to the continental ferry port.Just 200 ... More

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The Duke Of Buckingham (0.73 miles)

The Duke Of Buckingham

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The Retreat Guest House (0.78 miles)

The Retreat Guest House

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A Grade II listed building in the heart of Southsea’s conservation area, this Victorian house has been extensively modernised and now offers contemporary comforts whilst retaining its original character.

Carefully restored and ... More

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Travelodge Portsmouth (0.96 miles)

Located just off the M275 and only 1 mile from the city centre, the Travelodge Portsmouth is the ideal base for your break on the south coast. The Historic Dockyards, Sea Life Centre and all ... More | visit website

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Queens Hotel (1.04 miles)

Queens Hotel

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The Queen's Hotel enjoys superb views of the Solent and Isle of Wight. Situated in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on Southsea's historic seafront.
Many rooms have balconies. The Princess Restaurant, overlooking the garden, offers ... More

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Premier Inn Southsea (1.10 miles)

Ideally positioned on Southsea seafront next to Clarence Pier Amusement Arcades and Funfair. Other local attractions include the historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Keys. Conveniently located for both Southsea and Portsmouth train stations. Our Southsea Premier Inn ... More | visit website
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Ashby's Gastropub & Boutique Hotel (1.12 miles)


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In the heart of Southsea, close to the seafront, this recently refurbished boutique hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms with modern comforts such as wireless internet access and flat-screen TVs. Newly refurbished to ... More

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