5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveler1 Oct 2019
There was plenty to see and do and we felt the hotel was perfectly placed.
The historic ships that line the waterfront of Portsmouth’s harbor are testament to this city's marine heritage, yet it's not just fans of maritime lore who are drawn here. Admire its state-of-the-art buildings and explore its bustling shopping centers and modern museums to see the dynamic place it has become.
Learn everything you need to know about the city in the Portsmouth Museum, a beautiful red-brick building with exhibits detailing the town’s eventful history. Select from the many other museums in the city. Board Lord Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory, for a flavor of seafaring life or choose one of the other vessels at the Historic Dockyard. Experience different periods of military history in the D-Day Museum, the Royal Marines Museum or Southsea Castle, a Tudor fortress that faces the sea.
To get the best view of Portsmouth, travel up the iconic Spinnaker Tower, a distinctive building shaped like a sail. Steel yourself as you step onto glass floors and look down at the city far below. For additional exciting views, ride a roller coaster at Clarence Pier Amusement Park and climb along its swinging high ropes course.
Find plenty of trendy places to shop and eat in Portsmouth. Spend your day at Gunwharf Quays, a complex that features shops, cafés, a bowling alley, a cinema and an art gallery, all on the oceanfront. In the evening, relax at Port Solent, a marina area packed with stylish restaurants of every kind.
Visit in August for Victorious Festival, which features live music, food and drink tasting and kids’ events. In June, an electric atmosphere pervades as the whole city is taken over by Portsmouth Festivities, a 10-day celebration of arts across multiple venues.
Portsmouth is connected to London and other major cities by regular trains. The nearest airport is in Southampton. Book a long stay to enjoy everything happening in this lively and exciting city.
Shopping, Museums and Dining
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.
Ascend to the viewing platform of Portsmouth's most iconic modern landmark for excellent views over the city and coast.
Find heroic ships, triumphant naval vessels and World War I frigates at this dockyard, a tribute to the city’s maritime might.
The harbors of Portsmouth helped the city establish its importance in the world. Now this university continues innovating to deliver a global influence.
Lord Nelson's triumphant warship is one of the best-preserved vessels from the Napoleonic wars and one of Portsmouth's most impressive attractions.
Embark on a trip to Europe or enter the lovely town of Portsmouth, England, through the comfort and ease of this modern port.
Our popular VIP Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife entries. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering breath-taking 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. The iconic structure is a popular destination boasting a high speed lift and three sky-high viewing decks.
Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.
Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a truly memorable family day out. Explore historic ships, including Lord Nelson’s world famous flagship HMS Victory, Queen Victoria’s HMS Warrior and the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign, HMS M.
Enjoy convenient private transportation between London and Southampton Port in the comfort of a standard minivan. For transfers to or from Southampton Port, the serviced areas are: London Select this option for hotels located in London city center or for London airports.
Visit: Osborne House, York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX England Visit to find out and enjoy an intimate insight into Queen Victoria's life at her palatial seaside retreat. With magnificent gardens rolling away from house down to the beach.
Verified traveler18 Sep 2019
Loads to see if you have the time.lots of shopping and eating places.