Guide to Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a fabulous and vibrant maritime city, steeped in history. It’s a cosmopolitan location; with everything you would expect from a vibrant city and has entertainment to suit all birthday party groups. During the day you can browse the designer shopping outlets and if you feel brave visit the Spinnaker Tower, which stands at 170m high and has Europe’s largest glass floor, offering awesome views of the city. We have action packed activities, creative and relaxing birthday party ideas for you to choose from. Every one of our Birthday weekends are made up of a selection of our Portsmouth Birthday party ideas and top quality, city centre hotels which are close to the city’s must-try bars and nightclubs.
You can create your own Birthday party to suit you and your friends by building your own package with some of our Portsmouth Birthday party ideas included. Our party planners are waiting to answer any questions and help you build the perfect Portsmouth Birthday party, so give us a call or enquire for a quote when you’re ready!
Portsmouth is a waterfront city and most things are within easy walking distance, including its lively central pubs and bars. There is great outlet shopping at Gunwharf Keys as well of plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants which is a 5 minute train ride from the main central Portsmouth station. Otherwise there are plenty of buses and taxis to take you further afield if you decide.
Here are a few tips that might help you during your party or group event in Portsmouth.
- Jump on board a hovercraft and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight in less than 10 minutes.
- Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with its wide range of unique stalls, returns, and there will be plenty of merrymaking at Fagin's Real Ale Tavern, as well as more Victorian characters and entertainment.
- Must see landmark - Spinnaker Tower is a soaring 170 metres high with three viewing platforms and amazing panoramic views of the ocean on three sides. Higher than the London Eye, you can see for up to 23 miles on a clear day.
Portsmouth has come a long way since the days of the dance music explosion in the early nineties; and has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK's preferred clubbing destinations for birthday parties. Whether you’re a serious clubber, or you like a more mature friendly and relaxed atmosphere you will find it in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth is only a small city, but it’s a location that is hip and trend and very popular with birthday party groups. You will find everything close by from breweries to bars to great live entertainment venues and there's always something happening in Portsmouth, so keep a lookout. Whether you like to dress smart or casual, the city of Portsmouth offers both mellow laid back venues and glitzy and glamour establishments.
If you do prefer a sophisticated evening get on over to The Library at the old Rockingham Hotel on State Street, where you'll be surrounded in a hardwood, leather-bound, classic atmosphere, also on Ceres Street where you will find some new stylish bars where you can have that quiet martini.
However, if you fancy a buzzing, vibrant, lively birthday party night; get over to Market Street, where you can see live local music, drink in some unique pubs and dance the night away, plus many quality restaurants at your fingertips. Portsmouth is a very walk-able city, and you won’t need any transport to get around the city.
Take a look through our Portsmouth Birthday party ideas for some late night entertainment options that are guaranteed to give you a stag do to remember!