During your stay at Holiday Inn Portsmouth why not visit the historic birthplace of Charles Dickens; born in this modest house in Portsmouth, on 7th February 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life there.
There are three furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom where Charles was born. The exhibition room features a display on Charles Dickens and Portsmouth, as well as a small collection of memorabilia: the couch on which he died at his house in Kent, together with his snuff-box, inkwell and paper knife, poignant reminders of an author celebrated for his prodigious talents and creative output.
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The Holiday Inn Portsmouth is perfectly located for you and your family when visiting this attraction. Located close to Old Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays and only a 15-minute walk from the docks. The 166 air-conditioned bedrooms all come complete with a fully integrated TV and WiFi entertainment system with the option to upgrade to the more extravagant Executive rooms for something extra special. Once you have settled in your room, feel free to come downstairs and make use of our Spirit Health Club which includes a swimming pool. After a good workout, you can indulge yourself in our restaurant and bar area to a fantastic meal, or if you fancy retiring early, we have a 24-hour room service ready to bring you whatever you require.
393 Old Commercial RoadPortsmouth