Portsmouth. Picture Shaun Roster

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?

In 2003 Tate art gallery experts discovered that two Turner paintings of Venice were actually of Portsmouth.

5. This picture is actually of Portsmouth

In 2003 Tate art gallery experts discovered that two Turner paintings of Venice were actually of Portsmouth.
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The actress is the great-great-grandaughter of John Bonham Carter, MP for Portsmouth from 1816-1838.

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.
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It has an area of 4,000sq ft and enjoys 360-degree views

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
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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.

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.
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