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serviced apartments in portsmouth from esa - local information

Instantly recognisable by the iconic Spinnaker Tower which overlooks the Solent, is the historic maritime city of Portsmouth. Attracting visitors from all over the world, who come to marvel at its many fascinating attractions, this exciting destination has plenty to offer esa guests. Our conveniently located serviced apartments in Portsmouth from esa are ideally positioned in the heart of the popular Gunwharf Quays area of the city, ensuring our guests can experience all the highlights of this great city.

Portsmouth is renowned for its 800 year naval past and its historic Dockyard, famous warships and fascinating museums continue to excite the crowds. esa guests staying in one of our Admiralty Quarter properties can enjoy being in close proximity to the Royal Navy Museum, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. As well as being recognised for its seafaring heritage, substantial investment in regeneration over recent years has turned Portsmouth into a desirable, modern waterfront location, with all the essential elements for holiday makers and business travellers alike.

The modern, mixed-use Gunwharf Quays development has revived Portsmouth and it now boasts contemporary apartments, designer shops and an impressive selection of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés. Guests staying in one of the beautifully-appointed serviced apartments in Portsmouth from esa can enjoy being in the centre of this food and retail haven, which provides all the amenities you need on the doorstep. With a 14-screen multiplex cinema, 26-lane bowling complex, casino and 24 hour health & fitness club, there is no shortage of leisure activities to keep you busy.

Portsmouth is a well connected city by road, rail and sea, with guests benefiting from regular ferry services to France, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight, as well as direct trains to London. For those who want to explore further afield, Southampton is just 21 miles (33 km) along the coast and Bournemouth's beautiful beaches are less than an hour from Portsmouth. Here are some suggestions for things to do while staying in serviced apartments Portsmouth

things to do and places to see - serviced apartments in portsmouth

  • Experience the city from a different viewpoint and take in the stunning sights of the Solent from Portsmouth's iconic Spinnaker Tower. Try out the new i-VIEW interactive display which brings to life the hidden history of the seascape and shows the Mary Rose wreck site. Brave the elements on the Sky Deck or take a Sky Walk across the waves.
  • Immerse yourself in Royal Navy history with a visit to Portsmouthís Historic Dockyard. Featuring the Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, this fascinating attraction is a must see. Enjoy being surrounded by centuries of history, learning something new at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, or taking a harbour tour to see today's naval dockyard and harbour in action.
  • Enjoy some superb live entertainment at the Kings Theatre in Southsea, where you can watch dance performances, comedy, drama and music acts.
  • Whether you enjoy drama, romance or action movies you can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the 14 screen Vue cinema in Gunwharf Quays.
  • Thrill seekers will love the adrenaline rush of an Onboard powerboat ride from Gunwharf Quays Marina. Feel the wind in your hair, as you whizz around the Solent in a RIB or enjoy a more exclusive power cruiser trip with a group of colleagues or friends.
  • Entertaining clients? Take to the tables at the Grosvenor Casino. Play Roulette, try your luck on the slot machines and spend your winnings in the restaurant.
  • Exercise at your own convenience any time of the day or night at 24 /7 Fitness. Sports enthusiasts can access a full range of cardio vascular machines, resistance machines and free weights in the gym 24 hours a day.
  • Take the family for a fun day out at Blue Reef Aquarium on the seafront and witness some spectacular creatures from the comfort of the impressive underwater tunnel.
  • Enjoy the splendour of Portsmouth Cathedral.
  • Hunt out a bargain, stop for a coffee or indulge in a leisurely lunch at Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre. Looking for something fun to do after a long day shopping? Why not challenge your friends to a game ten pin bowling at Bowlplex.

Interested in finding out more about serviced apartments in Portsmouth from esa? Contact us about our properties and a member of our helpful Reservations team will assist you with your enquiry. Considering another esa location? Why not try our esa serviced apartments Southampton or take a look at our esa serviced apartments Bournemouth. Alternatively, view a map of our other locations in the South.