Porthampton is famous for its historic port but there is much more on offer. With an intriguing mix of historic and contemporary it is an energetic, modern city welcoming visitors from all over the globe.


Porthampton has a large range of accommodation for all tastes and pockets, from small bed and breakfasts to large 5 star luxury hotels.

Main Attractions

Shopping – Harbourside Centre


The Harbourside Centre is the city’s newest shopping and leisure complex, with over 100 designer shops, 40 bars and restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and bowling alley.

Map of the High Street with list of shops

Map of the High Street with list of shops

Shopping – The High Street

The traditional heart of Porthampton’s shopping since 1840, Porthampton High Street has all the high street shops you would expect together with some fine new boutiques and independent retailers.  The famous Salter and Son gentlemen’s outfitters, Est. 1961, can be found  just around the corner from The Square.  You will also find some new modern clothes shops if you are a trendy young thing!  If you want coffee, cake or something more substantial to fuel your shopping trip there are plenty of new and exciting places to eat and drink.

The map opposite gives you a full list of shops and eateries in the town – have fun!


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Porthampton has an excellent marina with top class facilities, boardwalk, bars and shops earning a 5 gold anchor award from the Yacht Harbour Association.


Our city museum tells our story from the city’s origins as a prehistoric fishing village, through it’s times as a Roman and Medieval centre for commerce, up to the modern day international port we have become. The museum also has dedicated gallery space, hosting a wide variety of local, national and international works.

Nightlife & Eating Out

In true Porthampton style there is a wide range of the best food from around the world. Fantastic Italian and Indian restaurants, Greek tavernas, Parisian bistros… the hardest part will be deciding where to go!

The Harbourside Centre is the city’s new multimillion pound leisure complex, housing 40 bars and restaurants including 3 nightclubs. Whether you want a night out for two or for the whole family, an action packed night of partying or something quieter, The Harbourside Centre has it all.