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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

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

£73
per night
The Royal Maritime Club
The Royal Maritime Club

Queens Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mary Rose Museum, Gunwharf Quays, and Spinnaker Tower. …

£85
per night
The Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
The Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

15-16 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mary Rose Museum and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 0. …

£98
per night
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

St. Helens Parade, Southsea PO4 0RN

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

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Farmhouse
Farmhouse

M27 Junction 12 A1 Junction 5, Portsmouth PO3 5HH

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Explosion!, Fratton Park, and Portsmouth International Port. St …

£50
per night
Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Somerset House Boutique Hotel

10 Florence Road, Southsea PO5 2NE

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£56
per night
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 Port Solent and …

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The West Town Inn
The West Town Inn

52 Station Road, Hayling Island

2.0 out of 5.0

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

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Trafalgar Guest House
Trafalgar Guest House

63 High Street, Fareham PO16 7BG

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fareham, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ashcroft Arts Centre and Fort Fareham. Fort Nelson is 2.1 mi …

£85
per night
Royal Esplanade Hotel
Royal Esplanade Hotel

16 The Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2ED

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ryde Harbour and Ryde Beach. Seaview Wildlife Encounter and …

£50
per night
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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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