Portsmouth Guildhall Parking
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The Portsmouth Guildhall is a Grand Victorian hall used for concerts, exhibitions, and shows, with wedding and event spaces. It is a Grade II listed building and was originally built in 1890.
There are several spaces available to hire in the Portsmouth Guildhall, offering something for every event and occasion. Each space has Wi-Fi and technical support, and all spaces other than the main auditorium gets plenty of natural light. Their maximum capacities are as follows:
- Main auditorium: 2009 people seated, or 2500 people standing
- Guildhall studio: 210 people
- The Portsmouth room: 150 people
- The Solent suite: 6 people
- Meeting room 1: 40 people
- Meeting room 2: 30 people
- Zodiac gallery: 200 people
- Freda Swain lounge: 200 people
- Lord Mayor’s banqueting room: 110 people
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Parking near the Portsmouth Guildhall
There is limited on-street parking near the Portsmouth Guildhall. The nearest car park is the Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park which has 460 spaces and is just 200 metres walk away. When attending a show at the Portsmouth Guildhall, you can buy an ‘exit ticket’ at a discounted rate of £4.50. Exit tickets must be exchanged for the ticket given at the entrance barrier, and are only valid from 6pm to 12am on the evening of the show. These tickets can be collected during Box Office opening hours and before the start of a show.
There is also a car park at the Gunwharf Quays shopping centre. This park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has been awarded a Park Mark, and a Disabled Parking Accreditation. The cost of using this car park is as follows:
- Up to 2 hours: £2.90
- 2 – 3 hours: £3.90
- 3 – 4 hours: £6.00
- 4 – 5 hours: £6.90
- 5 – 7 hours: £8.00
- 7 – 9 hours: £10.00
- 9 – 10 hours: £12.00
- 10 – 24 hours: £20.00
On-street parking around the city centre will cost the following:
- Up to 1 hour: £1.60
- Up to 2 hours: £2.60
- Up to 3 hours: £3.50
- Up to 4 hours: £4.50
- Up to 5 hours: £8
- Over 5 hours: £12
Another option for Portsmouth Guildhall parking is at one of the many council-operated car parks around the city:
- All Saints, Church Street, PO1 4NB
- Ashby Place, PO5 3NA
- Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JD
- Clarence Pier, PO5 3AP
- Clarence Street, PO1 4AY
- Farlington Playing Fields
- Guildhall Walk, Alec Rose Lane, PO1 2BX
- The Harbour, Havant Street, PO1 3HA
- Isambard Brunel Multi-storey, Alec Rose Lane, PO1 2BX
- Isambard Brunel, Alec Rose Lane, PO1 2BX
- London Road, Cosham, PO6 3EE
- Old Commercial Road, PO1 4QG
- The Podium, Charles Dickens Street, PO1 2AH
- Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST
- Seafront Canoe Lake, Southsea Esplanade, PO4 0ST
- Seafront D-Day car park, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT
- Seafront The Esplanade, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3AP
- Southsea Common, Clarence Parade, PO5 3LJ
- Stubbington Avenue, PO2 0HS
- Wootton Street, PO6 3AP
Alternatively, you can browse the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available near the Portsmouth Guildhall.
By Train: The Portsmouth & Southsea train station is a 2-minute walk from the Portsmouth Guildhall and services the GWR, South Western Railway, and Southern lines.
By Bus: Several bus lines run by the Portsmouth Guildhall, including 1, 2, 2A, 3, 7A, 7C, 23, 25, 700 Coastliner, and Hoverbus.
By Car: The Portsmouth Guildhall is on Guildhall Square in central Portsmouth, right beside the Portsmouth & Southsea train station.
By Ferry: The Portsmouth Harbour Station Pier is an 18-minute walk from the Portsmouth Guildhall and services the Gosport Ferry and the WightLink FastCat lines.
Disabled Parking near the Portsmouth Guildhall
The Gunwharf Quays car park has been awarded the Disabled Parking Accreditation for their disabled parking facilities. There are 35 disabled parking bays here that are clearly marked in blue and can be found next to the lifts in the G section of the car park.
There is also disabled parking at the Station Street car park, just 5 minutes’ walk away.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the Portsmouth Guildhall, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are 4 electric charging stations available within the Gunwharf Quays car park. These are operated by Pod Point, and you will need to download the app (available for both iOS and Android) in order to use these. Normal parking fees will apply to the use of these car parks, but you won’t have to pay anything extra.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where is the Portsmouth Guildhall located?
The Portsmouth Guildhall is on Guildhall Square in central Portsmouth, right beside the Portsmouth & Southsea train station.
What is the maximum capacity of the Portsmouth Guildhall?
The largest space in the Portsmouth Guildhall is the main auditorium, which can fit up to 2500 people while standing, or 2009 people while seated.
Can I have my wedding at the Portsmouth Guildhall?
Yes, the Portsmouth Guildhall has flexible wedding packages to suit every budget and couple. The all-inclusive wedding package starts from just £3850 and includes a menu which is freshly prepared on-site, as well as a drinks package and a DJ.
When was the Portsmouth Guildhall built?
The Portsmouth Guildhall was built in 1890, and was originally the Town Hall. Then, in 1926 it was announced that Portsmouth was going to become a city, and the Town Hall was renamed the Portsmouth Guildhall. Then, in 1941 it was hit with incendiary bombs during the Second World War, which destroyed the building’s interior and roof, leaving only the outer walls and tower. It was reopened by The Queen in 1959, and today is home to the city’s Civic Plate and the Council Chamber.
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Latest Portsmouth Guildhall parking reviews
Great central car park in Gun Wharf Quays. The space was a little difficult to get into with my large car as there was a 4x4 parked in the space next to it near the line and a concrete pillar on the other side and the space was down a side shoot off a main corridor. Not impossible though. Easy to get into and out of the car park on foot. Had an issue getting out of the car park in the car when we came to leave at 9pm. Had to wait until the gate opened for one of the owners of a space and we couldn't get through to the owner on the phone - waited around 5 mins.Susan
Easy to find and secure. Good access in and out.Sally
Each to find. No problems. Would use againCharlotte
Great easy to park and get back out.Peter
Very easy & cheap! Didn’t recognise use my number image but just pressed help and the guy let me out! Super easy will definitely use again!Chloe
Great service great location will be using againPaul
Thought it was brilliant. Would definitely recommend.Paul
Very quiet and small car park but served its purpose wellDeene