Living in Portsmouth

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Shopping in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a shopper's paradise, with a wealth of wonderful stores, markets, boutiques and one-of-a-kind finds.

Gunwharf Quays

Anyone heading to the shops in Portsmouth will typically have Gunwharf Quays as their first port of call - it's the perfect place to peruse designer goods at fantastic prices. Gunwharf is also home to the Spinnaker Tower, which offers fantastic views across the city and beyond.

Then, after a day perusing the shops, relax at one of the many waterside bars and restaurants, or grab a hot drink at the popular coffee shops. As you can see, this Portsmouth outlet is certainly just more than a few shops - it's somewhere you could easily spend all day and night


To have a more relaxed time shopping in Portsmouth, head down to Southsea, which is packed with antique stores, vintage clothing, and a true bohemian feel. Palmerston Road has a number of well-known shops, sat alongside independent bars and restaurants. It also hosts regular Farmers' Markets and the local Love Southsea Market - where you can buy food, gifts, homewares and plenty more.

Commercial Road & Cascades Shopping Centre

Commercial Road is the home of Portsmouth's 'high street' shopping and a traditional street-market dating back centuries. Here you'll find stores such as Debenhams, Boots, Waterstones, New Look, River Island, HMV, Wilkinsons, Burton, TReds, WH Smith, Sony Centre, Wallis and many more. Also situated on Commercial Road is the Cascades Shopping Centre, one of the prime retail facilities in Portsmouth, with everything from fashion and health & beauty stores for buying the perfect gift for yourself or others, to planning your next holiday or grabbing a bite to eat.

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