Colourful history of hotels in the Portsmouth area | Nostalgia

In The News archive are some fascinating, and in some cases truly historic, pictures of this area’s leading hotels.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:13 pm
Wounded soldiers being entertained at the Queen's Hotel, Southsea, during the First World War. Picture: Stephen Cribb
Wounded soldiers being entertained at the Queen's Hotel, Southsea, during the First World War. Picture: Stephen Cribb

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After the blitz, the Central Hotel in Commercial Road, Portsmouth.
A Bristol biplane outside the Royal Hotel, Hayling Island, in October 1911. Picture: Courtesy of Mick O'Farrell
The Portland Hotel, Southsea, as it once was.
The Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, on fire in 1911. Picture: Stephen Cribb