Southsea Bathing Hut in Southsea

Discover our local and designer shops

Take a shopping trip around Portsmouth and discover designer brands, unique locally-made items, vintage finds and much more

Explore Southsea Bathing Hut

Reviving Portsmouth’s lost soap industry

Hear from shop owner, Samantha Worsey, and local students on why they love Portsmouth and the coastal inspired skincare and treatments at Southsea Bathing Hut.

Discover Package Free Larder

Portsmouth's first and only plastic free supermarket

Learn how Package Free Larder supports the environment, sustainability and plastic free shopping in Portsmouth.

Budd's Apothecary in Southsea

Budd's Herbal Apothecary

A beautiful retro-looking apothecary, selling all manner of herbal remedies >

Seeded haberdashery shop in Southsea


A haberdashery and workspace selling wool and vintage buttons. They also run craft workshops and a weekly crafting meet up >

An artist's studio at the Hotwalls

Hotwalls Studios

A collection of artists' studios where you can see the artists at work and buy artwork and gifts >

Shirts hanging up on the wall in Dress Code

Dress Code 

Portsmouth and Southsea's vintage vinyl records, clothing and quirky gifts boutique >

Nothing Ventured Vinyl in Southsea

Nothing Ventured Vinyl

Electronic music specialists selling rare and vintage vinyl – you'll often find in-store DJs there too >

Rose Clover plant shop in Southsea

Rose Clover

A super-friendly florists stocking plants, flowers and ultra-stylish pots to keep them in  >

Bottles of gin at Portsmouth Distillery

Portsmouth Distillery

Hand-crafted, multiple award-winning spirits distilled in an eighteenth century fort. They also run tasting tours >

Strong Island shop in Southsea

Strong Island Clothing Co

Portsmouth's homegrown clothing brand, inspired by the sea and the city >

A Love Southsea hessian bag next to someone wearing a pink skirt and Vans

Love Southsea

Jumpers, t-shirts, artwork, homeware and gifts – all celebrating Southsea >

Bored of Southsea skate shop

Bored of Southsea

An independent skate shop (and Southsea institution) selling skating clothing and equipment >

A woman holding a paddleboard at the beach

Island Feather

A boutique sport and fitness brand for women, inspired by the sea on our doorstep >

Grocers and butchers

If you want to avoid big supermarkets and buy fruit, vegetables and meat from small shops, Portsmouth and Southsea has independent groceries and butchers including:

Southsea Deli

The only independent classic delicatessen in Southsea

Astles of Portsmouth

Award-winning family butchers

Mediterranean Super Market

Selling fruit, vegetables, Halal meat and Mediterranean goods

Portsmouth International Food Centre

Selling fruit, vegetables, spices and Halal meat

Street markets

Whether you're looking for gifts, clothing or food, you'll find street markets that meet your needs across Portsmouth. 

Love Southsea Market

Held on the first weekend of every month, you'll find gifts, homeware and clothing from local makers and independent businesses at this market on Palmerston Road.

Hampshire Farmers' Market

Held every third Sunday of the month on Palmerston Road, you can buy fresh produce from local producers including local meats, cheeses, baked goods, pickles, fruits and vegetables

Commercial Road Market

All day every Thursday, Friday and Saturday selling fruit, vegetables and flowers

Find out more about life in Portsmouth

Take a closer look at more of the exciting things on offer in our amazing city.

Places to eat in Portsmouth

Hungry for adventure? Here's a taster of the great food and drink you can savour in the city.

Grub's up

Beaches, piers and parks

Portsmouth is a bustling city with the sea on our doorstep and green spaces all around.

Start exploring

Sport in Portsmouth

From water sports to football and quidditch - few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sports opportunities.

Let's play

Portsmouth's music scene

Want to get involved in Portsmouth's music scene? Here's all you need to start.

Rapper Krept, University of Portsmouth graduate, performing
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