COMMERCIAL ROAD PORTSMOUTH SHOPPING
The traditional town centre shopping area of Commercial Road is located between Edinburgh Road, near Portsmouth Guildhall and Lake Road.
The pedestrianised Commercial Road shopping area is at the heart of the city, just north of Portsmouth Guildhall and the Portsmouth and Southsea Railway station.
Commercial Road shopping area also incorporates Cascades Shopping Centre an indoor shopping area and Arundel Street shops.
This area has the wide variety of shops that you would expect in a city centre location, boutiques, music, books, department stores, sports, photographic, banks, building societies and food.
There are frequent bus services to most parts of the city, stopping at Edinburgh Road at the southern end and at Lake Road at the northern end of the shopping area.
The northern end of Commercial Road is regularly used by market traders selling a wide variety of different goods from their stalls.
In the shopping area of Arundel Street, there are a number of sculptured benches, depicting cultural icons of Portsmouth, featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Sir Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the maritime painter W.L.Wyllie, Victorian authors Sir Walter Besant and George Meredith and Charles Dickens.
The works were designed by Pete Codling as part of the Arts Council, Art at The Centre project and were conceived in collaboration with local schools and community groups.
The area at the northern end of Commercial Road was due for a major redevelopment project known as Northern Quarter, which would provide over 90 new outlets, cafes and restaurants, 200 residential apartments, a hotel and additional parking spaces. However the project was put on hold in 2009 due to the adverse economic climate and it's future development is unsure.
COMMERCIAL ROAD PORTSMOUTH, DETAILS:
Address: Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1BY
Market days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Commercial Road Car Parks:
Cascades Car Park
Clarence Street Car Park
Crasswell Street Car Park
Dorothy Dymond Street Car Park
Isambard Brunel Car Park
Market Way Car Park
COMMERCIAL ROAD SHOPMOBILITY:
56 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
Tuesday to Saturday : 9.00am to 4.30pm
Hire of scooters, powerchairs and manual wheelchairs.
Tel: 02392 816973