While we all know Pompey is a great city, if you were looking for evidence to back up that claim – there is plenty from famous residents to war heroes, museums and landmarks.
Here are 26 reasons to be proud of Portsmouth from A to Z:
1. A is for Hertha Ayrton
Born in Portsmouth in 1854, Hertha was a trail blazing engineer. She was awarded the prestigious Hughes Medal in 1906 for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water.
2. B is for Boathouse 4
Part of the Historic Dockyard this attraction combines an interactive exhibition highlighting Portsmouth's naval past with a brasserie overlooking the harbour.
3. C for Charles Dickens
Iconic Victorian author Charles Dickens was actually born here in Portsmouth. There is his birthplace museum and a statue in the city centre to help highlight his association with our city.
Photo: Keith Woodland
4. D is for D-Day Story
Portsmouth played a huge role in the D-Day invasion, as shown in the recent 75th anniversary commemorations. This museum in Southsea helps mark the city's part in one of the turning points of the Second World War.