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With over 125 years of experience, Britannia Reeves is a family business delivering a full range of removal and storage services in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Located nearby in Petersfield, we can help with local moves, moves throughout Hampshire, or further afield.
Whether you’re moving two doors down, or from Portsmouth to the other side of the country, the team at Britannia Reeves can take care of every step of your move and take the pressure off you. Britannia Reeves puts the customers first so you can be sure that you’ll have an easy, stress-free move.
Located on the south coast, Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city. It has a proud naval and maritime heritage but is also incredibly modern and very popular with students who attend the local university. Shopping opportunities, transport links, nightlife and history are all here.
Moving to Portsmouth
Families considering a move to Portsmouth will be pleased to know that there are a number of residential areas outside of the town centre. With new builds and period properties, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Detached homes, of family size, average £546,000. Traditional terraced homes are a great option for first time buyers, with asking average prices at £256,000. Flat prices are an average of £194,000.
Students will be pleased to know there are an abundance of studio flats and house shares on the rental market in Portsmouth. However, if you require some privacy one bedroom flats can be rented for an average of £820pcm. Smaller homes average at £1,1354pcm for 2 bedrooms and three beds at £1,400pcm. Larger family homes are an average of £1,700pcm.
Shopping in Portsmouth
People travel from afar to come shopping in Portsmouth. The most popular destination is Gunwharf Quays, a designer outlet complex that is home to 90 stores, 30 eateries, a cinema, bowling and more. Gunwharf is easily accessible via ferry, bus, or train (all just five minutes’ walk away). Alternatively, there is ample 24-hour parking. Designer outlet stores at Gunwharf Quays include Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, UGG, and The White Company.
If you would prefer to mooch around the city centre, Commercial Road is the main shopping street, as is the Cascades Shopping Centre. The whole area is pedestrianised and home to big brand favourites such as JS sports, Primark, H&M, and Boots.
If you require something a little quirkier, pop down the road to bohemian Southsea which is full of independent stores, vintage clothing shops, and individual cafes.
Transport Links Portsmouth
Portsmouth is an island city which means that, due to limited bridges, traffic can become a challenge. However, once you are near the M27 or M3, it is often plain sailing.
Commuters will be happy to know that Portsmouth has two railway stations; Portsmouth and Southsea, and Portsmouth Harbour. There are regular trains to London Waterloo and Southampton every hour.
Due to its coastal location, ferries and catamarans leave Portsmouth to the like of the Isle of Wight, France, the Channel Islands, and Bilbao.