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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (508 reviews)

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth Historic …

£93
The Royal Maritime Club
The Royal Maritime Club

Queens Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, and Spinnaker …

£95
Queen's Hotel
Queen's Hotel

Clarence Parade, Southsea PO5 3LJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (117 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. …

£85
Number Four Boutique Hotel
Number Four Boutique Hotel

69 Festing Road, Southsea PO4 0NQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (55 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Wedgewood Rooms and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and …

£79
Stattons Boutique Hotel
Stattons Boutique Hotel

6 Florence Road, Southsea PO5 2NE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (46 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 …

£79
Westfield Hall Hotel
Westfield Hall Hotel

65 Festing Road, Southsea PO4 0NQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in Southsea, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Wedgewood Rooms and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and …

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No Man's Fort
No Man's Fort

Canal Side, Portsmouth PO1 3FH

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Spitbank Fort and within 9 mi (15 km) of Portsmouth International Por …

£374
Bear Hotel Havant
Bear Hotel Havant

15 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (182 reviews)

Situated in Havant, this inn is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Langstone Adventure Rowing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Staunton Country …

£60
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

10 St. Thomas Square, Ryde PO33 2PJ

3.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ryde, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Ryde Harbour and Ryde Beach. Waltzing Waters and …

£40
The Bugle Hotel
The Bugle Hotel

The Square, Fareham PO14 4AF

2.5 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated in Fareham, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Titchfield Abbey and within 3 mi (5 km) of Westbury Manor Museum and …

£78
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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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