The busy heart of Portsmouth is the pedestrianised Commercial Road. Parking is plentiful, although it is just a short bus or taxi ride away from the Seacrest.
You'll find all the stores you'd expect on a city main shopping street, plus a few gems hidden away in quiet corners.
Off the main street is the Cascades Centre which houses a mixture of big brand department stores and smaller, independent traders. You'll also find coffee shops and snack bars to satisfy your shopping induced hunger.
The northern end of Commercial Road hosts a regular market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week. Fruit, veg, meat, flowers and many other bargain goods are available all day. Occasional German markets - especially around Christmas - will pop up offering all sorts of other seasonal temptations.