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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 (500 reviews)

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

£99
The Clarence Hotel
The Clarence Hotel

Clarence Road, Southsea PO5 2LQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (113 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 …

£94
Duke of Buckingham
Duke of Buckingham

119 The High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HW

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (146 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Clarence Pier, and Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth …

£45
Farmhouse
Farmhouse

M27 Junction 12 A1 Junction 5, Portsmouth PO3 5HH

2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (191 reviews)

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Great Salterns Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fratton Par …

£45
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel

6 Malvern Road, Southsea PO5 2NE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (43 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 …

£85
Spring Garden Guest House
Spring Garden Guest House

Spring Garden Lane, Gosport PO12 1LP

2.5 out of 5.0

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

£65
The Newtown House Hotel
The Newtown House Hotel

Manor Road, Hayling Island PO11 0QR

3 out of 5 (2 reviews)

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

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Leeward House
Leeward House

18 Russell Road, Lee-on-the-Solent

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Lee-on-the-Solent, this bed & breakfast is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Hovercraft Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Divin …

£64
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

10 St. Thomas Square, Ryde PO33 2PJ

3.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (65 reviews)

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

£50
Park Lodge B&B
Park Lodge B&B

30 Marlborough Road, Ryde PO33 1AB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ryde Beach, Ryde Harbour, and Waltzing Waters. …

£60
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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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