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Guidebook for Old Portsmouth

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Guidebook for Old Portsmouth

Food Scene
Great for grilled English breakfast, local independent.
The Spinnaker Cafe
96 Broad St
Great for grilled English breakfast, local independent.
Cakes, pastries and coffee plus... with views over the water.
Round Tower
Cakes, pastries and coffee plus... with views over the water.
If your a lover of curry, this is a great place to head, offering traditional Bengali and Fusion cooking.
Spice Merchants
44 Osborne Rd
If your a lover of curry, this is a great place to head, offering traditional Bengali and Fusion cooking.
If Turkish is your scene this is a great little find with a flame grilled barbeque in the restaurant.
Istanbul Restaurant
40 Osborne Rd
If Turkish is your scene this is a great little find with a flame grilled barbeque in the restaurant.
Great food, great wine. Worth booking in advance.
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abarbistro
58 White Hart Rd
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Great food, great wine. Worth booking in advance.
local independent cafe
Manna Old Portsmouth
39 High St
local independent cafe
Sightseeing
Houses the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, & Warrior plus...
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Houses the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, & Warrior plus...
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D-Day Museum
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A must see for all history lovers.
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Mary Rose Museum
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A must see for all history lovers.
Cathedral in the heart of Old Portsmouth just round the corner.
Portsmouth Cathedral
Cathedral in the heart of Old Portsmouth just round the corner.
The Garrison church is older than the Anglican cathedral and has some very interesting history. Worth a visit for anyone interested in Portsmouth history. check opening times.
Royal Garrison Church
The Garrison church is older than the Anglican cathedral and has some very interesting history. Worth a visit for anyone interested in Portsmouth history. check opening times.
Fascinating walk with a guide through a submarine...plus
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The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
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Fascinating walk with a guide through a submarine...plus
The point is at the entrance to the Solent harbour where ships come in and out. A great scenic view with a couple of pubs that also offer food with a good view. literally a couple of minutes scenic walk from our location.
The Point
3B Bath Square
The point is at the entrance to the Solent harbour where ships come in and out. A great scenic view with a couple of pubs that also offer food with a good view. literally a couple of minutes scenic walk from our location.
This Portsmouth museum is free to enter and houses the history of "Sherlock Holmes" it also has many other interesting museum curiosity connected to Portsmouth history, plus visiting collections like the Day day veterans collection in 2019.
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Portsmouth Museum
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This Portsmouth museum is free to enter and houses the history of "Sherlock Holmes" it also has many other interesting museum curiosity connected to Portsmouth history, plus visiting collections like the Day day veterans collection in 2019.
The rose garden in summer is an amazing spectacle of colour and smell, a definite for garden lovers and it has free entry.
The Rose Gardens
The rose garden in summer is an amazing spectacle of colour and smell, a definite for garden lovers and it has free entry.
Right on the sea front a small but perfectly formed rock garden area where you can catch a glimpse of dragonfly's in the summer. A lovely walk.
Southsea Rock Gardens
Right on the sea front a small but perfectly formed rock garden area where you can catch a glimpse of dragonfly's in the summer. A lovely walk.
Right on the seafront a model village, a nice walk too for all those who like a stroll.
Southsea Model Village
Right on the seafront a model village, a nice walk too for all those who like a stroll.
Shopping
Top brand discount shopping such as Polo - Gant - Hobbs - Musto - Le Creuset - Fossil - Ben Sherman - Lulu Guinness - Levi - White linen - Nike... plus...plus...plus
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Gunwharf Quays
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Top brand discount shopping such as Polo - Gant - Hobbs - Musto - Le Creuset - Fossil - Ben Sherman - Lulu Guinness - Levi - White linen - Nike... plus...plus...plus
A good range of shops & local cafes from W.H.Smith - Superdrug - Costa - Millets - Debenhams - Knight & Lee - Boots - Clarks - Waitrose - plus.... lots of independent little shops too, so if you forget an essential or have time to explore, or want to grab a coffee have a look...also once a month on a Sunday theirs a farmers market.
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Palmerston Rd
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A good range of shops & local cafes from W.H.Smith - Superdrug - Costa - Millets - Debenhams - Knight & Lee - Boots - Clarks - Waitrose - plus.... lots of independent little shops too, so if you forget an essential or have time to explore, or want to grab a coffee have a look...also once a month on a Sunday theirs a farmers market.
Entertainment & Activities
Multi screen with restaurants and shops around too...
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Vue Cinema Portsmouth
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Multi screen with restaurants and shops around too...
Blue reef aquarium is right by the sea, so once you have looked around the aquarium there are miles of walks either way along the beach front :-)
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Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth
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Blue reef aquarium is right by the sea, so once you have looked around the aquarium there are miles of walks either way along the beach front :-)
Ever traveled on a hovercraft ? a unique experience that Portsmouth can offer. Great way to travel to the isle of wight and Ryde.
Hovertravel - Isle of Wight Ferry to Portsmouth
Ever traveled on a hovercraft ? a unique experience that Portsmouth can offer. Great way to travel to the isle of wight and Ryde.
A big wheel, dodgems and all the fun of a family run small fair right on the waters edge, worth a walk through in the summer if only to take in the sea views and smell the doughnuts!
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Clarence Pier
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A big wheel, dodgems and all the fun of a family run small fair right on the waters edge, worth a walk through in the summer if only to take in the sea views and smell the doughnuts!
swimming and various entertainment events held here.
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Pyramids Centre
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swimming and various entertainment events held here.
A wonderful old theatre building offering live events throughout the year.
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Kings Theatre
24 Albert Rd
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A wonderful old theatre building offering live events throughout the year.
Arts & Culture
The arches situated along the hot walls between the Round tower and Square tower houses creative independent artists, painters etc.
Broad Street
The arches situated along the hot walls between the Round tower and Square tower houses creative independent artists, painters etc.
Essentials
Covers most of what you need.
Waitrose
Covers most of what you need.
Getting Around
Local Taxi firm situated in the hard, close to the Harbour train station, Gosport ferry terminal, & Dockyard. Phone number 02392 833333
City Wide Taxis
33 The Hard
Local Taxi firm situated in the hard, close to the Harbour train station, Gosport ferry terminal, & Dockyard. Phone number 02392 833333
A company that can be useful to book IN ADVANCE if you require a taxi to and from the airports. They use uniformed drivers and tend to use "nice" vehicles. Telephone number 02392 253153
AndiCars
A company that can be useful to book IN ADVANCE if you require a taxi to and from the airports. They use uniformed drivers and tend to use "nice" vehicles. Telephone number 02392 253153