I’m not going to lie. Portsmouth's not the prettiest of towns. Having lived there for the first 18 years of my life however, I do have a soft spot for its seafront and a few hidden gems.
One of these is the small but perfectly formed fish market in Southsea. I like to rock up early on a Saturday morning, before my brisk walk along the walls of Old Portsmouth with all the other middle-aged types. On my last visit, I went home with a pair of shiny mackerels and a big handful of fat prawns… amazing.
Portsmouth Fish Market
White Heart Road