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Southsea Skatepark

Southsea Skatepark is arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, with the current ‘rink’ area dating back to a roller rink that was first built back in the 1950s. The skatepark was remodelled in the 1970s with concrete (bowls, snakerun, etc) and then modified again in 1990 with a new …

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Shopping

Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays is a shopping centre in Portsmouth which is home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores, a varied range of bars and restaurants, and a number of entertainment and leisure venues, all set against the stunning backdrop of Portsmouth Harbour. Clothing outlets range from the fashionable likes of Ted …

Southsea Cycles

Located in the heart of Portsmouth’s Albert Road, Southsea Cycles stock a wide range of bikes and accessories for cyclists of all disciplines, from hybrid, mountain, and road to town, children’s bikes, and BMXers. Southsea Cycles, an independent shop, features a great-value workshop for getting bikes fixed up, providing the hard …

Nightlife

Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall is a majestic building at the heart of the city, with a standing capacity of 2,228 and a venue for first-class entertainment, conferences, weddings, and events. The venue has a fantastic range of meeting rooms, conference halls, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, and a range of break-out areas allowing for …

Health & Beauty

Portsmouth Yoga

Portsmouth Yoga offer classical Hatha Yoga in the heart of Southsea’s Albert Road, with classes for adults, children, pregnant women, and mothers, including workshops for childbirth preparation. Lucy, the woman behind Portsmouth Yoga, holds the Friends of Yoga Society International (FRYOG) Diploma and has been teaching the physical, mental, and …

Arts & Culture

The Kings Theatre Southsea

The Kings Theatre is a restored Grade II listed Edwardian theatre sited in Southsea’s Albert Road, working around the clock to bring Portsmouth an exciting programme of music, drama, and performances, and constantly collaborating with local youth, community, and professional organisations. There’s a remarkable history behind the theatre — it …

Aspex Gallery

Aspex serves Portsmouth locals and visitors with opportunities to experience the most innovative and contemporary visual art, whilst supporting emerging artists, exposing and exploring the creative process, and engaging new audiences with visual arts. The gallery, situated on the edge of Gunwharf Quays, features a shop, a café/bar, and spaces …

Education

Innovation Space

Innovation Space is a multifaceted office space which aims to help startup businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them to turn clever ideas into brilliant profitable realities through a professional, creative environment, distraction-free but buzzing with the right connections, advice, and support. Innovation Space’s unique, newly fitted interior was architect-designed to …

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Aspex Gallery

Aspex serves Portsmouth locals and visitors with opportunities to experience the most innovative and contemporary visual art, whilst supporting emerging artists, exposing and exploring the creative process, and engaging new audiences with visual arts. The gallery, situated on the edge of Gunwharf Quays, features a shop, a café/bar, and spaces …

Cheese & Cheers

A touch of France arrives in Southsea! Nadine, owner of the unique Cheese and Cheers, first began introducing us to French cheeses and cuisine at the Palmerston Road street markets. Following the success of trading at these markets, Nadine has now opened her own bistro, located on Osborne Road. Open …

Chimes Restaurant

Chimes Restaurant in Winston Churchill Avenue at the centre of Portsmouth provides a first-class teaching and learning environment. All food is prepared, cooked and served by our students of Highbury College as part of their course and is closely monitored by our highly professional staff. The restaurant has achieved international acclaim, not just …

Greens Café

Situated beside Canoe Lake, Greens Café serve homemade dishes using organic, locally-sourced produce, aiming to provide a range of products suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those with special dietary needs. There’s outdoor seating facing out onto Canoe Lake, and around the back, too, beside the tennis courts. Greens …

Miniport Portsmouth

Miniport Portsmouth provide the best family boat hire experience you will ever encounter! Paying a visit to the countless attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or shopping in Gunwharf Quays, and looking for something to do for yourself  or to entertain the youngsters? Portsmouth Miniport is an ideal outdoor pastime which fits …

Palmerston Road, Southsea

Palmerston Road precinct is home to the Southsea Library, as well as being anchored by John Lewis (Knight & Lee) and Debenhams. These Department Stores, together with Waitrose and a range of stylish independent shops, create a comprehensive and exciting retail offer in a compact and accessible area. The precinct …

Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Portsmouth Watersports Centre, situated on the east side of Portsea Island, is ideally located for a range of on-water activities in a safe environment for both learning and play. The centre has all the facilities and equipment needed for a wide range of watersports and outdoor activities, including sailboats, Olympic …

Portsmouth Yoga

Portsmouth Yoga offer classical Hatha Yoga in the heart of Southsea’s Albert Road, with classes for adults, children, pregnant women, and mothers, including workshops for childbirth preparation. Lucy, the woman behind Portsmouth Yoga, holds the Friends of Yoga Society International (FRYOG) Diploma and has been teaching the physical, mental, and …

South Downs College of Further Education

South Downs College in Waterlooville is a further education college just north of Portsmouth atop Portsdown Hill, declared ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, and offering a vast range of A-Level and vocational courses, both full-time and part-time, alongside apprenticeship, traineeship, and internship schemes. The premises boasts continually-improving teaching areas, theatrical and performance …

Southsea Beach

Southsea Beach is a place you’ll never tire of — it’s exciting, vibrant, and entertaining, offering fascinating museums, plenty of interesting places to visit, and some of the south coast’s most historic sites. A stone’s throw from two of Southsea’s main shopping and dining streets, Palmerston Road and Osborne Road, …

Southsea Common

Kite-flying, picnics, ball games, and relaxing walks along the tree-lined paths are just some of the fun things anyone can do on Southsea Common. There’s also a children’s play area, tennis facilities, and Southsea Skatepark. It’s right by the beach, too, and just minutes away from the Palmerston …

Southsea Skatepark

Southsea Skatepark is arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, with the current ‘rink’ area dating back to a roller rink that was first built back in the 1950s. The skatepark was remodelled in the 1970s with concrete (bowls, snakerun, etc) and then modified again in 1990 with a new …

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose was a warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. After serving for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany and after being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. While leading the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet, she sank in the Solent. King Henry VIII watched his …

The Wedgewood Rooms

The Wedgewood Rooms is a venue in Southsea renowned for presenting up and coming artists, and hosting some unique intimate gigs. It has a capacity of 450-500 people and is located on Albert Road in Southsea. In recent years it has hosted events from up-and-coming British pop and rock artists …