We at PS&B - Estate agents in London Road, North End Portsmouth, pride ourselves on being friendly and professional estate agents, providing a high-quality service which caters for customers across the board, whether it be buying or selling; letting or renting we can help assist you in making your move as stress-free as possible. We cover the whole Portsmouth area including Farlington, Drayton, Wymering, Paulsgrove, Cosham, Hilsea, Anchorage Park, North End, Stamshaw, Tipner, Buckland, Copnor, Baffins, Fratton.
Our people live, work and socialise here and we love to share the secrets of seaside living.
We're Portsmouth’s premier property experts and we undertake residential and commercial sales and lettings, auctions, professional property services, property management and insurance services in Brighton, Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and the surrounding area. With offices in Queens Road, Brighton and Alma Place, Bognor Regis, London Road, Portsmouth, we’re perfectly placed to provide the full range of property services to clients across Sussex.
When we first opened our office in 1825, George IV was on the throne, a law was passed establishing a maximum of 12 hours work per day for children under 16 and summer temperatures were breaking records. The patronage of royalty and the growing fashion for sea-bathing, which had established Brighton as a popular resort in the mid 18th century, led to an increasing influx of people, the establishment of a number of imposing seafront hotels and expanding housing stock. Our friendly, laidback, cosmopolitan city with its buzzy urban village vibe has never looked back.
Why move to Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is a waterfront city with copious amounts of maritime heritage located on the south coast of England, opposite the Isle of Wight. It is just under two hours to reach London by car or train. It is also the only city situated on an island (Portsea Island) in England.
Founded in the Middle Ages in 1180 by John of Gisors and is famous for many things including Charles Dickens birthplace, one of Henry VIII’s famous fortifications – Southsea Castle and the historic dockyard which homes Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory among others.
Our favourite Portsmouth attractions
Living in Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a vibrant city with plenty to do as it boasts a Victorian promenade, a designer outlet shopping centre and of course the historic dockyard and naval town.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Portsmouth residents rated their happiness levels higher than the national average, resulting in a score of 7.6 out of 10! The results for life satisfaction scored a smidge higher at 7.7 out of 10 and anxiety levels at a low score of 2.8 out of 10!
It must be mentioned that as an island there isn’t much room for growth within Portsmouth so there are multiple tower blocks of flats and not much green space per person, resulting in Portsmouth being the most densely populated city outside London.
There are plenty of options to travel in and around Portsmouth. Take a look at your options below:
Park and Ride
If you are visiting Portsmouth for the day your best mode of transport is the park and ride. Opened in 2014 the state of the art facility is located on the M275 entrance to the city and the service runs every 12 minutes during peak times.
The buses are a hop on hop off service with stops at all the major attractions so you can travel the city at ease and without the worry of getting stuck in traffic.
Portsmouth to London
Travelling to the centre of London from Portsmouth takes around two hours and around an hour to reach the outskirts via car and train.
Is there a Train Station in Portsmouth
There are four train stations in Portsmouth. They are Portsmouth and Southsea which is located in the town centre, Portsmouth Harbour which is located in the historic naval part of the town and next to Gunwharf Quays, Fratton which is the train station you want if you are visiting the football club and Hilsea which serves the northern part of the island.
You can get a train directly to multiple main London stops from the Portsmouth stations which takes around a couple of hours.
Where is the Closest Airport to Portsmouth?
The closest commercial airport to Portsmouth is Southampton Airport (SOU). It takes just 26 minutes to reach Southampton Airport from Portsmouth via car and around 45 minutes via train.
Education in Portsmouth
There are 61 primary schools, 18 secondary schools and 8 schools and colleges that offer education to 16-18yr olds. Cliffdale Primary Academy, King’s Academy College Park (Infant), and Mary Rose Academy are amongst the most popular when it comes to primary schools and have an Ofsted rating of “outstanding”. The Victory Primary School and Beacon View Primary Academy are also well known with an Ofsted rating of “good”.
As for secondary schools, St Edmund’s Catholic School is one of the most popular in the city with an Ofsted rating of “outstanding”. There are many other independent and special schools you can choose from.