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Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England.
Portsmouth is known for being the United Kingdom's only island city; it is located mainly on Portsea Island. It is situated 64 miles (103 km) south west from London and 19 miles (31 km) south east from Southampton.
A significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth is home to the world's oldest dry dock still in use and also home to some famous ships, including HMS Warrior and Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory. The naval base remains a major dockyard and base for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos whose Headquarters resides there. There is also a thriving commercial ferryport serving destinations on the continent for freight and passenger traffic. The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club are both nicknamed Pompey.
The Spinnaker Tower is a striking recent addition to the city's skyline. It can be found in the redeveloped former HMS Vernon, an area of retail outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars now known as Gunwharf Quays.
Serviced offices in Portsmouth are situated in a highly prominent position adjacent to Junction 12 of the M27 at the Gateway to Portsmouth. Located on Portsmouth’s premier established office campus covering over 101 acres and sitting within an idyllic landscaped environment. An innovation centre offers state of the art serviced offices in Portsmouth just 1 mile from Portsmouth & Southsea railway station.
Tenants with access to serviced offices in Portsmouth have some of the best transport links in England. Overground services, buses and airports are all close-by, ensuring that you are well connected when it comes to travelling to and from your serviced offices in Portsmouth.
There are three main road links to the mainland, signposted as "Out of City" from the City Centre. These are the M275, A3 (London Road) and A2030 (Eastern Road). The M27 has a junction connecting to the M275 into Portsmouth. The A27 has a westbound exit onto the A3 (London Road) and a junction onto the A2030 (Eastern Road). The A3(M) road is a short section of motorway which runs from Bedhampton north to Horndean.
A fourth link out of the city is for cycles and motor-cycles, this links Hilsea and Cosham via Peronne Road with a bridge crossing the A27. The A3 links Portsmouth with London, though much traffic uses the M27 and M3 to avoid traffic jams at Hindhead. The M27, M3 and A34 provide the other major routes to the Midlands and the North of England.
Southampton airport is approximately 30 minutes away by motorway, with an indirect South West Trains rail connection requiring a change at Southampton Central or Eastleigh. Heathrow and Gatwick are both about 60 to 90 minutes away by motorway. Gatwick is directly linked by Southern services to London Victoria, while Heathrow is directly linked to Portsmouth by National Express coaches.
The city has several mainline railway stations, on two different direct South West Trains routes to London Waterloo, via Guildford and via Basingstoke. There is also a South West Train stopping service to Southampton Central (providing connections to Crosscountry services to Birmingham and Manchester), and a service by First Great Western to Cardiff Central via Southampton, Salisbury, Bath and Bristol. Southern also offer services to Brighton and London Victoria. Portsmouth's stations are: Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth and Southsea, Fratton, Hilsea and Cosham.
Serviced offices in Portsmouth are served by buses provided by First Hampshire & Dorset and Stagecoach. They serve the city of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas of Havant, Leigh Park, Waterlooville, Fareham, Petersfield and for long distance journies, the 700 service travels to Chichester, Worthing and Brighton.
Hovertravel and Stagecoach run the Hoverbus from the City Centre to Southsea Hovercraft Terminal and The Hard Interchange. Countryliner run a Saturday service to Midhurst. National Express services from Portsmouth run mainly from The Hard Interchange to London, Cornwall, Bradford, Birkenhead and Eastbourne. Many bus services stop at The Hard Interchange.