WordCamp Portsmouth UK is held at the University of Portsmouth.
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth enjoys a prime location on England’s south coast, well served by first class air, road, rail and sea connections to the rest of Britain and Europe. The main part of the City is built on the natural island of Portsea. The resort area of Southsea occupies its southern part and, although physically continuous with Portsmouth, is recognised as distinct from the rest of the City.
UK Public Transport Information (external link) has details of all types of travel within the UK and also between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
- London Waterloo (1hr 30mins) or London Victoria (2hrs 10mins)
- Bristol (2hrs) and South Wales (3hrs 15mins)
- Frequent South Coast services to Southampton, Bournemouth and Brighton
National Rail (external link) has more information.
Portsmouth and Southsea Station (the main station for Portsmouth) is within walking distance from all buildings on the Guildhall Campus.
- London (2hrs via A3(M))
- M25 London orbital (1hr via A3(M))
- Bristol (2hrs via M27/A36) onwards to South Wales
- Birmingham (3hrs via A34/M40)
There are regular daily direct coach services to London (for countrywide connections), Bristol (for West Country/South Wales), Birmingham (the Midlands and North), Heathrow and other locations. These services all call at The Hard Interchange by Portsmouth Harbour railway station.
National Express (external link) has more information.
- Heathrow Airport (1hr 30 mins by road via A3(M)/M25) for all international connections
- Gatwick Airport (1hr 30 mins by road, 1hr 36 mins by rail) for international connections
- Southampton International Airport (30 mins by road via M275/M27) for regular flights to Paris, Cherbourg, the Channel Islands, Belfast, Glasgow
- Daily sailings to France: Cherbourg (car ferry or fast catamaran), Caen/Ouistreham, Le Havre, St Malo
- Twice weekly service to Spain (Bilbao)
- Frequent daily services to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft, passenger catamaran, passenger/car ferry
Hackneys can be flagged down from the street or hired from one of the many taxi ranks. In Portsmouth, hackney cars are generally silver coloured and have a TAXI sign displayed. There are several London type taxis as well, most of them silver coloured. Taxi Ranks can be found at Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Edinburgh Road, Fratton Station, The Hard Interchange, Gunwharf Quays, Albert Road, Guildhall Walk and Cosham Station.
Guide 2 have information on local taxis.
WordCamp ticket holders will be sent details of how to book Portsmouth University accommodation at special rates.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to stay off campus then the folks at Guide 2 Portsmouth have put together some alternatives close to the venue.
Other things to do.
If you’re coming to Portsmouth but not attending WordCamp then there are lots of things to do in and around the area. Here are some links with ideas.