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Old Portsmouth also known as "Spice Island" is the area covered by the original town of Portsmouth as planned by Jean de Gisors. Situated in the southwest corner of Portsea Island this is where the old dock is and where many Spice ships used to enter and trade. There are many areas and buildings of interest within Old Portsmouth include The Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth cathedral, the Round Tower as well as the entrance to the Harbour.
Old Portsmouth has a mixture of housing, ranging from contemporary quayside apartments to 16th Century town houses. Along Broad St. and Lombard St. Situates the few surviving old Georgian houses, which are particularly popular along with the more modern apartments, opposite The Royal Garrison Church with their views of the harbour. Most of the modern build have their own parking spaces allocated however on street parking is available with a permit, which can be obtained from Portsmouth City Council.
Although limited when it comes to shopping in Old Portsmouth, there are number of hidden treasures. Viviers ltd is the South Coast's largest merchant of crabs and lobsters. They are open to both trade customers and the public. There is also a beautifully presented beauty salon and a quaint bridal boutique just around the corner should you be preparing for your big day. Other than that there is one local convenience store and a locally run tearoom.
Pubs, Bars & Clubs - Old Portsmouth is popular for its traditional English pubs dominate Old Portsmouth where you are just as likely to find a group of students sitting next to local residents. The Spice Island, The Still and West and The Duke of Buckingham are all hugely popular as is the American Bar and Bistro. Typically once Old Portsmouth closes down for the evening those that wish to continue their evening head over to Gunwharf Quays which is just a 5 minute walk away
Restaurants - Along with most of the above pubs that serve food there is also a popular Chinese restaurant called the Good Fortune and Manna Tearoom.
Portsmouth Grammar School is a private school that was founded in 1732 by Dr William Smith, philanthropic Mayor of Portsmouth, PGS is Portsmouth's oldest school. The school has a unique standing within the city and its reputation attracts girls and boys from a wide catchment area. The main points of entry are 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.
Road - many of the streets are cobbled and remain untouched for years, however the A3 (London to Portsmouth Road) runs through Old Portsmouth, passing the Anglican Cathedral, where it ends at the 15th century harbour.
Rail - the nearest railway station is located at Gunwharf Quays
Ferry - there is a passenger & car ferry to the Isle of Wight just on the border of Old Portsmouth & Gunwharf Quays
Bus / Coach - there are regular bus routes through Old Portsmouth, along the A3 road