The Pompey Centre is Portsmouth’s premier site for leisure, retail and trade. Ever wondered why Portsmouth is known as Pompey? There are several different theories as to the origin of this name. One story goes that when the port was first developed in Roman times, locals nicknamed the town Pompey after the well know ruins of Pompeii. Other stories suggest that the name comes from the pomp and ceremony connected with the Royal Navy based at Portsmouth, or that it is simply a drunken sailor’s slurred pronunciation of the town name.
Town centre parking spaces can be difficult to come by. YourParkingSpace lists the best value parking spaces available to book immediately, so you’ll save time to spend exploring Pompey. You can even do this on the go, by downloading our free app.
No trip to Pompey would be complete without a visit to:
- Spinnaker Tower
- Portsmouth FC
- HMS Victory
Motorists are always searching for empty spaces near Pompey. Register your vacant driveway, parking space or lock-up garage for an easy extra income.