Portsmouth, the UK’s famous maritime centre, has been central to the country’s rich naval tradition for hundreds of years and a port city since the Roman era. Anyone visiting the city will be struck by the ubiquitous testaments to the achievements of the Royal Navy, with street names, pubs and landmarks named after famous sea battles.
Today Portsmouth is still an important port, but it is also a fashionable up-and-coming area that plays host to Gunwharf Quays - a fantastic seafront shopping complex as well restaurants overlooking the harbour. Very popular with tourists, the town is always bustling with activities, whether you are looking for a historical tour or to enjoy the famous nightlife.
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Portsmouth neighbourhoods vary greatly, so if you are planning a longer break or a business trip to the city it’s a good idea to get the lowdown on the best places to stay. Services apartments in Portsmouth are ideal, as they are often to be found in the most sought after areas, close to the modern heart of the city and within walking distance of the historic dockyard.
Choosing a short-term let offers an unparalleled level of comfort and by going through a trusted and knowledgeable provider, you can rest assured that you will be booking into the best location from which to enjoy the city’s attractions. Our spacious apartments and studios offer a flexible way to enjoy your stay, giving you all the comforts of home in chic and luxurious surroundings.
Gunwharf Quays is Portsmouth flagship destination for shopping and dining, with over 90 stores and 30 restaurants. The vicinity is so named as it was constructed on the former site of HM Gun Wharf, but is now a modern and vibrant social hub. The reopening of the site in 2001 has largely rejuvenated the surrounding area, transforming it from an old sailor’s town into a highly desirable destination. As such, Portsmouth draws visitors from all over the country to enjoy its amenities.
Of course, the city cannot be mentioned without reference to the historic shipyard. Anyone visiting the city for the first time will definitely want to step aboard the famous HMS Victory - Nelson’s flagship, or experience the newly refurbished Mary Rose museum. With such a rich maritime history, it is easy to spend an entire day walking around this national heritage site.
Portsmouth benefits from a main line out of London terminals, and so is exceptionally well serviced by overland rail. Further to this there is a comprehensive bus network that runs across the city and surrounding towns - with 40 regular services it is arguably the easiest way of travelling across the town.
There are also ferry crossing that provide a cost effective way of getting across the harbour, for both pedestrians and those with vehicles. Ferries regularly run to Gosport, the Isle of Wight and France.The Gunwharf terminus is also soon to receive some £45m in funding to improve loading times and reduce traffic in the city.
Whilst the city is easy to reach by road, it is best to park on the outskirts and make make use of public transport services - especially for anyone planning to make an excursion across to Gosport, which takes much longer to reach driving overland than the 5-minute ferry ride.
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