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Gunwharf Quays

Stretching along the sea is one of Portsmouth's coolest areas, with plenty of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants as well as a contemporary art gallery. 

Beneath the shadow of the famous Spinnaker Tower is the stylish shopping and leisure center of Gunwharf Quays, where you can easily spend a day browsing the many shops and enjoying the entertainment. The site's history as an ordnance yard is marked only by the cannons that line the waterfront. Today, the area is a modern, buzzing destination, popular with both local residents and visitors. Spoil yourself with a day of shopping and eating here.

Check out the more than 90 stores on the wharf, which include some of fashion's biggest names. Hunt for bargains on clothes by Tommy Hilfiger, Jack Wills and Ted Baker. Stock up on quality kitchen essentials at Le Creuset and Cath Kidston. Treat yourself to something fancy from Swarovski. Whatever it is you’re shopping for, you're likely to find it here.

Take a break from shopping in one of the many cafés and restaurants. Choose from familiar fast-food chains, fine Italian cuisine and hearty American food. The Aspex café bar and the Waterfront Café offer laid-back spaces to have coffee and people-watch.

Study cool new art at the Aspex, a contemporary gallery that showcases the best art from emerging artists. The main space displays diverse rotating exhibitions featuring works made using a variety of techniques. Ask about the gallery’s events schedule at the front desk to see what is happening during your stay.

Speed out to sea on a powerboat trip or participate in competitive fun at the 26-lane bowling alley. Watch the latest movies at the center's multiplex cinema. The casino with a bar and restaurant is a good place to socialize during the evening.

Gunwharf Quays is only a 5-minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour train station and the Hard Bus Interchange. Combine a visit here with a trip to the adjacent Historic Dockyard, another essential Portsmouth destination.


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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays £56
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 4-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 14 minutes.

    The Royal Maritime Club £82
    The Royal Maritime Club

    The Royal Maritime Club

    Queens Street, Portsmouth, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 5 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 13 minutes.

      Gunwharf Quays Apartments
      Gunwharf Quays Apartments

      Gunwharf Quays Apartments

      Gunwharf Quays Residential, Portsmouth, England
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Portsmouth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Cathedral of St. Thomas and Spinnaker Tower. Royal Garrison Church and The Point are also within 15 minutes. Portsmouth Harbour Station is 7 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 17 minutes.

        Modern Apartment In Gunwharf Quays
        Modern Apartment In Gunwharf Quays

        Modern Apartment In Gunwharf Quays

        83 The Roundhouse, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 5-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 14 minutes.

          Holiday Inn Portsmouth £64
          Holiday Inn Portsmouth

          Holiday Inn Portsmouth

          Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 18 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 18 minutes.

            Old Victory House £68
            Old Victory House

            Old Victory House

            25 Ordnance Row, Portsmouth, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 3-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 15 minutes.

              St Georges Balcony Suite £146
              St Georges Balcony Suite

              St Georges Balcony Suite

              8 Montague Wallis Court, St Georges Way, Portsmouth, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 6 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 13 minutes.

                Luxurious Gunwharf Quays Sunset Views
                Luxurious Gunwharf Quays Sunset Views

                Luxurious Gunwharf Quays Sunset Views

                The Crescent, Fourth Floor, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 5 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 15 minutes.