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ibis budget Portsmouth
ibis budget Portsmouth

Fratton Way, Southsea PO4 8SL

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3.8 out of 5 (71 reviews)

Situated in Southsea, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fratton Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnake …

£32
Queen's Hotel
Queen's Hotel

Clarence Parade, Southsea PO5 3LJ

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3.6 out of 5 (157 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southsea Hoverport and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 1.3 mi (2. …

£73
Spitbank Fort
Spitbank Fort

The Solent, Gosport PO12 1FX

Located in the heart of Gosport, this guesthouse is 0 mi (0 km) from Spitbank Fort and within 9 mi (15 km) of Explosion! an …

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Number Four Boutique Hotel
Number Four Boutique Hotel

69 Festing Road, Southsea PO4 0NQ

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4.4 out of 5 (64 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and …

£65
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel

6 Malvern Road, Southsea PO5 2NE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

£59
Spring Garden Guest House
Spring Garden Guest House

Spring Garden Lane, Gosport PO12 1LP

2.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gosport Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, and Spinnaker Tower. Nomad …

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The Langstone
The Langstone

Northney Road, Hayling Island PO11 0NQ

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (436 reviews)

Located in Chichester Harbour, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Northney Marina and within 6 mi (10 km) of Station …

£55
The Newtown House Hotel
The Newtown House Hotel

Manor Road, Hayling Island PO11 0QR

3 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in South Hayling, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Station Theatre, CBK Hayling Island, and Funland Hayling …

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Bear Hotel Havant
Bear Hotel Havant

15 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS

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3.5 out of 5 (191 reviews)

Situated in Havant, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Staunton Country Park, Northney Marina, and Staunton Park. Farlington …

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Dorset Hotel
Dorset Hotel

31 Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Situated in Ryde, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Ryde Harbour and Ryde Beach. Waltzing Waters and Seaview …

£54
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Pocket Guide: Portsmouth Charles Dickens Birthplace Hotels

Visit the house where life began for one of the world's most esteemed authors, Charles Dickens, who played an instrumental role in raising awareness of poverty-stricken 19th century England. It's conveniently located close to a great selection of hotels ranging from luxury establishments to value-for-money bed and breakfasts.

About the Charles Dickens Birthplace

Near the heart of bustling Portsmouth, the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum comprises an attractive terraced Regency house where the author and social critic was born on February 7th 1812. Inside you can observe many interesting artefacts illustrating his incredible literary life and his role as a key social campaigner, and attend readings of the first Sunday of every month from April to September.

A Few Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens

Despite being widely referred to as a Victorian author, Dickens' first published novel, The Pickwick Papers, was actually published in 1836, just before Queen Victorian's coronation. He was renowned for his exceptional ability that enabled him to create and build characters, modelled on real-life people, with remarkable accuracy. He was also had a great interest in paranormal activity and hypnotism, and published A Christmas Carol (1843) in the same year that Victorians began to send Christmas cards.

Go On a Guided Tour

Under the expert eye of an experienced tour guide, you can learn more about the home of Dickens' family, discover where they worked, and see 'A Study in Sherlock' exhibition at the nearby Portsmouth Museum. This tour, which also gives you the opportunity to see the historic Victory Gate and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, takes place on several dates throughout the year and can easily be booked in advance.

Where to Stay near Charles Dickens' Birthplace

For stylish, affordable accommodation, you could try the Portsmouth City Centre Premier Inn, which is very close to Guildhall Square and its full-sized Charles Dickens statue that was unveiled in 2014. Also close by is the affordable Ibis Portsmouth Centre hotel near the University of Portsmouth campus, and the immaculate Portsmouth Marriott Hotel near Port Solent. Wherever you stay near the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum, you will benefit from excellent hospitality and comfortable, spacious rooms.

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