What’s going on in Portsmouth?


Dominika, our Training Vision Intern in Portsmouth, has written this great great guide on Portsmouth. Clever, smart and funny. Let’s read it!


If you feel bored in the evenings, you are new in the city ( as I am ), you have too much of free time or you just want to have fun…. CHECK THIS LIST!

NIGHTLIFE – The shops may have shut and the museums locked their doors, but there’s still loads to do before bed;
Drift Club, salsa and latino night on every Wednesday and Thursday (Palmerstone Road).
Tiger Tiger, is renowned for its themed nights and Hijack Thursdays is the best thing to happen to Portsmouth students since instant noodles. Putting your name on the Facebook guestlist and flashing your student card on the door means discounted entry and drinks. (Gunwharf Quays).
The Astoria, is a nightclub with VIP balcony luring party crowds and students to house anthems and alternative sounds (37-39 Guildhall Walk).
Pryzm, it is a chain nightclub with high-tech sound and lights and a regular line-up of themed dance music events (Connaught Drill Hall, Stanhope Rd).

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you can buy all-attraction ticket takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect day out. Valid all year round, it includes unlimited entry to all attractions, ships and museums.
Gunwharf Quayas, is home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores offering up to 60% off RRP. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays.
The Kings Theatre, one of the premier theatres and cultural venues on the South Coast.
The Pyramids Centre, is one of Portsmouth’s largest entertainment, leisure and event complexes, located just off Southsea Beach.
Mountbatten Leisure Centre, is set in an attractive park adjacent to the shore at the northern end of the city. The centre is the city’s premier sports facility and has a long reputation for hosting a wide variety of national and international sporting events.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Overlooking the busy but beautiful Solent, Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium takes visitors on the ultimate undersea safari.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Experience the view from Emirates Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower. Discover the secrets of this most fascinating sea and landscape, with the interactive i-view interpretation screens and audio guides.
Portsmouth Guildhall, is a multi-use venue in the centre of Portsmouth. Today it operates as a concert, wedding and conference venue.
Vue Cinema, is a modern 14 screen multiplex situated in the Gunwharf Quays complex.
Clarence Pier Amusment Park, is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and boasts all manner of amusements, rides and activities for the whole family.

Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2017, Organisers hope to have kites and fliers from six continents of the world. The Portsmouth International Kite Festival is recognised as one of the best Kite Festivals in the world — in fact it is listed as one of the 23 biggest kite festivals in the world.

Victorious Festival, is a two-day music festival. It is held on The Common and Castle Field in the beautiful seaside location of Southsea, Portsmouth.

Clocktower Classics, the annual classics show, 25 live music acts on 3 different stages, food concessions, bars and children’s entertainment, from bouncy castles to go-karts


Do not worry if …

  • you lost your bus ticket, wallet or mobile phone – the driver will probably give it to the Lost Property Office and you need to call the Call Centre and ask about it.
  • the bus does not stop when you are on the station – it means that you haven’t shaken your hand – not that the bus does not like you



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