Best Things To Do In Portsmouth

Best Things To Do In Portsmouth

Enjoy A Summer Of Waterfront Events And Festivals In Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a wonderful waterfront city, and the summer months offer some of the best festivals and events you’ll see all year! From fireworks, to concerts, to 5k races, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re thinking about moving to Portsmouth but aren’t sure what there is to do in the area, this list of shoreline fun will blow your mind. With its growing year-round population and unique charm, Portsmouth offers a full calendar of events that you are sure to enjoy.

From music festivals to boat races, from arts fairs and art walks to craft shows and the food truck series, Portsmouth is the destination for summer fun, This Is Hampshire ( Summers on the New Hampshire seacoast are jam packed with fun summer activities. From weekend-long festivals to waterfront events, live entertainment and exciting events in Portsmouth ranging from concerts to festivals to food events, there’s something for everyone. Waterfront Weekends and Festivals in Portsmouth offers many different opportunities to bring the family out for a fun-filled weekend or even just an afternoon.

Thomas Martin provides a brief guide to the summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth. Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth. The New Forest is a unique area of outstanding beauty and tranquillity. But it’s fragile, too. The landscape can be damaged by visitors and it’s our responsibility to do all we can to prevent this. To become a Forest-friendly visitor we need to practice ‘leave no trace’. This means.

Enjoy Really High Tea At The Spinnaker Tower

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to do something different, visit the Caf in the Clouds at the top of The Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth. The 360-degree glass windows provide amazing views of Portsmouth harbour and across to Southsea and Gosport. You can enjoy traditional afternoon tea, or grab some lunch or afternoon snacks with a view (an impressive milkshake really hits the spot). The tower itself has recently been renovated, so it’ll look spectacular as you enjoy your food and drink.

Caf in the Clouds is on the 35th floor of the Spinnaker Tower, offering breathtaking views of Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Solent. Decorated in a luxurious black and white traditional theme, enjoy a glass of Pimms and sparkling wine on arrival whilst sampling one of their beautiful sandwiches or cakes. Visit their website for details. Take a leap of faith off the Spinnaker Tower if you dare. Or, for an even greater adrenaline rush, head to the Caf in the Clouds for a spot of afternoon tea.

There’s nothing quite like it: amazing 360 views across Portsmouth Harbour and beyond as you sip on your delicious delicacies I mean cuppa. Caf in the Clouds is a new high tea experience on the 34th floor of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The tower itself is a breath-taking destination on its own, but if you decide to try this new treat, you’ll be rewarded with wonderful views across Portsmouth Harbour and beyond. The Caf in the Clouds serves up fresh, locally-sourced fare alongside a wonderful view of Portsmouth and the Solent.

Have A Frightful Halloween With Dark Encounters

October is here, which means it’s time to get into the spirit for Halloween. It’s the best time of the year, with pumpkin spice lattes, costumes and getting scared all over Portsmouth. There are a number of haunted buildings throughout the city and you don’t need to be a sceptic to believe that some of them really are haunted. Dark Encounters will be hosting their own walking tour around some of Portsmouth’s most famous haunted buildings and historic streets, using this blog to invite you to join them on a paranormal ghost hunt.

It’s that time of year again when I get myself all spooked out by walking around the city and exploring all the haunted buildings in Portsmouth. This year, we’ve gone a little further and ventured into some of Hampshire’s most haunted locations to bring you interviews with people who experienced ghostly encounters first hand. We also take a look at some of the myths and legends surrounding the paranormal which has a special focus on Halloween.

Dark Encounters are walking the streets of Portsmouth in search of ghosts and creepy happenings. This is a scary, haunting tour that covers some of the most well-known haunted venues in the city. From Guildhall Square to King Street, Portsmouth has an ancient and tragic past which left it with plenty of haunting places. Discover ghastly faces at the Old Small Court House and hear of an execution gone wrong at Portsmouth Guildhall. There are hundreds of ghost stories to be told in Portsmouth, and there is a ghost walk to suit every taste.

Investigate The Origins Of Sherlock Holmes At Portsmouth Museum

There is no denying that Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters in English literature. Most people know the character from stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But did you know that for a time, Conan Doyle was a young doctor working at Portsmouth’s Royal Infirmary and Hospital? Visiting Portsmouth Museum can give you an insight into Conan Doyle’s early life in Portsmouth and his creation of Sherlock Holmes. …. Sherlock Holmes will be familiar to most people who are aware of English Literature.

The literary figure has had an influence over popular culture, in everything from television to music, with countless adaptations across different mediums. One such adaptation is a statue of Sherlock Holmes outside Portsmouth Museum depicting the character from the work ‘The Adventure of the Cardboard Box’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Have you ever wondered why the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle drew inspiration for this most famous character from the city of Portsmouth? Every October thousands of Sherlock Holmes fans visit Portsmouth to discover more about the creator of the iconic detective.

As a walk-in venue, our opening hours are: 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday; 10am – 4pm on Saturdays, Sunday & Bank Holidays; Closed on Tuesdays. At Portsmouth Museum we are very excited to be hosting a fascinating speaker from the London College of Fashion who will be speaking all about Sherlock Holmes this evening. It’s not every day you get the opportunity to experience a talk on the most famous detective in history so don’t miss out on this special event.

Sherlock Holmes isn’t just a fictional character; he’s a figure entrenched in Portsmouth’s history. I visited Portsmouth Museum to find out more about the man who created this iconic detective character, and found plenty of exhibits to inspire creativity and provide entertainment. We often think of Sherlock Holmes as a character from popular fiction, but in many ways he is very real. Set at the Portsmouth Museum, the exhibition examines the history behind A Study in Scarlet, Holmes'first outing and Doyle's first book.

Mix Heritage With Designer Chic By The Sea In Portsmouth

Ah, Portsmouth. Home of the Spinnaker Tower, the Historic Dockyard and HMS Warrior the world's first ironclad, this city has plenty to boast about. Not only that, but it's also got a rich maritime history dating back to Roman times. It isn't all history either this is somewhere where you can still enjoy designer shopping on Gunwharf Quays or luxury dining in stylish surroundings. Portsmouth, on England's south coast, is not just another seaside resort.

With historic landmarks blending seamlessly with upmarket designer labels you are bound to find a little something for everyone. There are plenty of places here to get a feel for the city's vibrant past, but there are also many options for some modern day retail therapy and designer wear. Tucked between the south coast and the rolling fields of Hampshire, Portsmouth is a blended mix of waterside living and designer chic. This port town hasn’t had a change of scenery for centuries and it shows.

From Historic Landmarks like Spinnaker Tower to fashion hotspots like Peter Jones, there’s a huge amount to keep you occupied in this seafaring town. Heritage and designer chic. Portsmouth has it all. From historical landmarks to high street brands, this port city on the south coast of England offers something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in a little retail therapy, boutique breaks or fishing trips, it’s hard not to fall in love with Portsmouth. I’ve always wished I could carry off a bohemian look with a designer edge.

November Events: Step Back In Time At The Victorian Christmas Festival

November is an exciting month – and it’s right around the corner! With only a few sleeps until Christmas Eve, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is preparing to welcome a Victorian Christmas where festive visitors can take a magical journey back in time. December is also packed full of fun activities for families in Portsmouth with the PWR Young Athletes’ Festival (18th), mince pies and mulled wine at Pompey Hall of Heroes (19th), Phillipa Finch’s wonderful Illuminations Exhibition (30th/31st) and Meridian Shopping Centre’s Currier and Ives style winter wonderland (20th).

This month is full of things to do with friends and family and Where To Meet is helping you to find these events. The Victorian Christmas Festival will feature a selection of Christmas Traditions from the 19th Century on Saturday 11th November, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has a treat for all ages at their family friendly event on Saturday 18th November, NHM hosts its annual Trafalgar Night on Tuesday 21st November. The list is endless. November is upon us and there’s still time to squeeze in some more festive events or activities.

Within a few miles of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard you can enjoy the Victorian Christmas festival, visit a historic church, view vintage vehicles, go shopping … the list goes on. November is the time to journey back to a time of pomp and ceremony, when gentlemen wore their best suits and ladies wore lavish gowns. What better way to do this than with a journey back in time at the Victorian Christmas Festival?. Christmas is coming, and there’s no better way to get in the festive spirit than by taking a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

It’s November! Well almost, anyway. And this means two things: You. Nothing seems to embody that dichotomy better than the south coast city of Portsmouth, which is marked by its striking juxtaposition of heritage and designer chic. And there’s no better place to enjoy this than at the summit of Spinnaker Tower. Enjoy really high tea at the Spinnaker Tower. Over 900 years ago William The Conqueror created this picturesque haven for deer and wild boar.

Sample Oysters At Portsmouth Fish Market

For fresh seafood, delicious meals and amazing views, a visit to Vivier's Fish Market is a must! Situated in Camber Dock, Camber, Portsmouth you could easily pass by and never realise what's inside. Not many people know this but the fish market is actually a family-run business that has been serving fresh fish to the local community for over 20 years. At Viviers, you can be assured that your fish is fresh because they have caught it themselves.

The day was cold, and the wind was strong, but that didn’t stop a line of people from forming outside of Viviers. The place we’d come to try out was Portsmouth Fish Market. The queue extended down the street and around the corner and kept going. When it comes to seafood in this part of the world, I had heard enough great things. The internet told me that this seafood market has been voted as the best fish market on the south coast.

One of the things I love about living in the UK is the quality and variety of restaurants you can find and some of the best restaurants in Portsmouth are located right on the old historic docks. If you're here for a holiday or are popping down to see a show at the Guildhall then be sure to stop by Viviers fish market at 66, Camber Dock and try some of their fresh seafood dishes.

Portsmouth Fish Market is a family run business that has been fishing the local waters for over 100 years. They have a wide selection of fish and shellfish available, and will fillet and prepare your fresh fish to your specifications simple and straightforward. You can even buy catch of the day direct from the boats at Camber Dock during the summer months. A visit to the Camber Dock area of Portsmouth is an absolute must for any and all seafood lovers.

Uncover 900 Years Of Horrible History On The Spice Island Ghost Walk

Aptly named the Spice Island Ghost Walk not only does it cover an area rich with history, but the dark storys of mischievous ghosts that are said to lurk here. Ready to hear the tales of Portsmouths terrible past? You ready? Then put the kettle on, sit back and be prepared to spend a couple of hours exploring one of Portsmoths oldest residential neighbourhoods whilst being entertained by some interesting (some might say downright morbid) local ghost stories.

You don’t have to be psychic to know a good ghost story, and Portsmouth has plenty of them. From tales of the sea devils curse to the angels of Pompeys Pompeia — weve got ghosts galore. Join me on a stroll around Portsmouths paranormal side taking in 8 haunted pubs, 5 cursed city gates and the spookiest street in Portsmouth. Whether youre a seasoned aficionado or simply like your paranormals with a pinch of salt, the Portsmouth Ghosts tour is sure to get the pulse racing.

Along with uncovering theres bloody history, this tour will take you along the spooky alleyways and down the dark alcoves long forgotten on any other self guided walk. If your inner-child has been hankering for an adventure away from the screen, then a Night Bus Tour of Southsea is just what you need. This action-filled family activity combines fun and learning as your guide uncovers 900 years of Southseas dark past. For over 900 years, Portsmouths streets have been home to pirates, sailors, soldiers and kings.

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