The best kept secrets about Portsmouth that even most residents won’t know
Every city has its secrets and quirky stories, and Portsmouth is no exception.
Here are some of the best kept secrets from the city’s history - how many did you know?
5. This picture is actually of Portsmouth
In 2003 Tate art gallery experts discovered that two Turner paintings of Venice were actually of Portsmouth.
6. Helena Bonham-Carter has a Portsmouth connection
The actress is the great-great-grandaughter of John Bonham Carter, MP for Portsmouth from 1816-1838.
7. The top floor penthouse of Portsmouth's 'lipstick' tower was valued at four million pounds in 2009
It has an area of 4,000sq ft and enjoys 360-degree views
8. Portsmouth once had the largest office building in the UK
The development of the IBM site on reclaimed land at North Harbour between 1967 and 1982 resulted in the largest office building in the UK at the time.