PORTSMOUTH CITY GUIDE
WELCOME TO PORTSMOUTH
Whether you are looking for hotels in Portsmouth, information on attractions, what's on or the best cultural events you'll find all the information right here.
Portsmouth is proud of it's long maritime history as home to the Royal Navy and can boast a world class collection of historic ships
which includes HMS Victory, Mary Rose housed in a new museum opened in 2013 and HMS Warrior, but the
city has so much more to offer.
The city has excellent shopping destinations such as Gunwharf Quays and Port Solent, a buzzing arts and cultural scene along with a plentiful
selection of restaurants, bars and pubs.
Add to this excellent museums such as the D-Day Museum, the Royal Marines Museum and Southsea's seafront,
events and open spaces and you will be spoilt for choice.
The University of Portsmouth has a thriving academic population of 23,000 students based in the heart of the city.
PORTSMOUTH - DID YOU KNOW?
Portsmouth is the birthplace of Charles Dickens, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Peter Sellers, read more about famous Portsmouth residents in
our Hall of Fame.
Portsmouth Ferry Port is one of the busiest in the UK carrying approximately 2.2
million people per year.
The city's commercial port is one of the largest fruit handling ports in the UK', handling fruit from Central and South America, Morocco, South Africa, New Zealand
and the eastern Mediterranean.
Bananas imported to the UK by Dole, Fyffes, Geest and other Jamaican Producers are landed at Portsmouth, this means that 65% of bananas eaten
in Britain pass through the Port!
The area has been used in a number of films and television programmes such as Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond), Oscar and Lucinda, Making
Waves, Silent Witness, Mr Bean and Eastenders. The local area was used extensively in the filming
of Tommy, The Who's Rock Opera.
Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard played a starring role in the film version of Les Miserables.