You’ll find plenty of things to do in Portsmouth, whatever the weather. Visit top attractions like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or experience its top-rated activities like seeing the views of this port city from the top of the Spinnaker Tower. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Portsmouth while couples and families alike can enjoy Portsmouth's culture. Check out the best places to eat in Portsmouth and get a taste of the local food, before experiencing some exciting Portsmouth nightlife. Plus, getting around Portsmouth couldn't be easier, however you choose to travel. In the evenings, you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Portsmouth's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Portsmouth for a great night’s sleep on a super comfy bed.
Shopping in Portsmouth
A key retail hub for the south coast, we’ve rounded up the best Portsmouth shopping centres on a dedicated page including Gunwharf Quays and The Boardwalk Shopping Centre.
Running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm, the Portsmouth City Centre Market is located on Commercial Road near the Cascades Shopping Centre. A popular market for locals, it’s a great place to pick up local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish as well as a wide range of household goods.
Held on the first weekend of each month, the Love Southsea Market is a buzzing, energetic market full of street food, local artists, vintage clothing, antiques and more. Running from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday on Palmerston Road, it’s a short walk from our Southsea hotel and is well worth checking out if you’re in town that weekend.
Also held on the bustling Palmerston Road, the Antiques and Collectables Market runs on the fourth weekend of every month from March to November and on the second Sunday of each month on the High Street from April. It’s an ideal opportunity to pick up an antique bargain or find a quirky gift, with local food and drink trucks and stands on hand serving a wide range of street food.