Portsmouth city centre is massive transformation.
Regeneration along the seafront has already made this city a must-see leisure destination.
"The main construction phase is set to create up to 4,000 jobs with a further 2,500 jobs available once the development is open." (Portsmouth council website)
Portsmouth is one of the major cities along the south coast (see Map 3). Its growth and character has been influenced by its geographical location and relationship to the sea.
Home to the Royal Navy since the 17th century and located predominantly on an island, the city retains a strong maritime heritage distinguished by its historic, diverse and vibrant waterfront.
The city of Portsmouth is home to approximately 203,500 people living on a land area of 40 square kilometres. Portsmouth is very built up and with an average density of 5,000 people per km2 is the most densely populated city in the UK outside of London.
Portsmouth is an important centre providing employment, shopping, leisure, health care and higher education facilities serving the South Hampshire sub region. The city’s university has expanded and now attracts students from across the country and around the globe.
Portsmouth is well connected to Europe, London and the wider sub region by rail, road, air and ferry and is one of the few cities in Britain to have a motorway, the M275, providing direct access into the city centre.
Points of Interest
HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Spinnaker Tower, D-Day Museum, Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth Cathedral, Dockyard, Kings Theatre, New Theatre Royal, Gun Wharf Quays, Port Solent, Portchester Castle, Blue Reef Aquarium, Pyramids Centre, Greyhound Racing, Charles Dickens Birthplace, Clarence Pier, City Museum, Royal Marines Museum, Royal Naval Museum, University, Spitbank Fort, Southsea Castle, Mary Rose Museum, Stansted Park