Portsmouth Plumbers are specialist gas, heating and plumbing engineers serving both residential and commercial clients in Portsmouth.
The company’s services cover water heater installations & repair, boiler repair & installations, installing plumbing systems for bathrooms and kitchens, fixing leaks & drains and maintenance services.
Portsmouth Plumbers clients include letting agents, property development companies, homeowners, and facility managers.
The company also offers 24/7 emergency plumbing and heating solutions to Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
Portsmouth is a major port city in England and is located in the county of Hampshire in the South East of England.
The city is built on Portsea Island and is United Kingdom’s only island city.
Portsea Island is separated from the mainland by the Portsbridge creek. The creek is crossed by three road bridges namely M275 motorway, the A3 road, and the A2030 road; a railway bridge and 2 footbridges.
Old Portsmouth is in the south west of the island and includes Portsmouth Point.
Portsmouth’s origins can be traced back to Roman era in Britain. It has been a major naval port for centuries with the world’s oldest dry dock.
It played a major role during the French Invasion in 1545 serving as the first defence line.
Portsmouth nicknamed Pompey, a name it shares with the local Football Club Portsmouth F.C and HMNB Portsmouth.
The city is part of the South Hampshire Metropolitan area which includes Southampton, Gosport, Waterlooville, Havant, Eastleigh, and Fareham.
The governing body of the city is Portsmouth City Council. The city is also a unitary authority area.
Portsmouth city population is 238,800 while the urban area is estimated at 855,679.
The Portsmouth metro area population is estimated at 1.5 million.
Portsmouth has a rich industrial history, serving as the site for the world’s first mass production at Portsmouth’s Dockyard, making it the most industrialised site and the location for the birth of the industrial revolution.
Portsmouth is 74 miles from Central London, 49.5 miles from Brighton, 22.3 miles from Southampton.
Portsmouth has good transport links road, rail, and sea.
The city’s major bus routes are covered by 2 bus companies Stagecoach and First Bus. They provide the local city transport and connections to neighbouring towns.
There are also long-distance operators like National Express and Megabus which operate from the coach and bus interchange at the Hard in Portsea, Portsmouth to other major cities in United Kingdom.
Portsmouth also has strong train links to London, Southampton, and major cities in South East and South West England.
There are mainline railway stations namely:
Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station (serving the dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower, and Isle of Wight)
Portsmouth & Southsea (serving the city centre, Southsea shops and the bus link to the Hovercraft terminal) and
Fratton (serving the nearest railway station to Fratton Park Football ground)
The major train operators are South Western Railway, Southern Railway, & Great Western Railway.
There are ferry and hovercraft services to the Portsmouth International Port. The area attracts over 3.5 million travellers each year. The location of the port makes it the port nearest to London and Paris.
Portsmouth’s location and geography has an impact on its economy. Although the city used to be a major industrial area, now it is a centre for the defence and maritime industries. Defence is the biggest industry in the city. It also has a vibrant financial, retail and technology sector.
10% of the workforce are employed at the Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. The headquarters of defence giant BAE Systems Surface Ships is in the city.
The city is also the host to global tech giant IBM UK’s headquarters.
The headquarters of financial giant Zurich Financial was in the city until 2007.
There are major shopping facilities on Commercial Road and Cascades Shopping Centre. Other shopping centres include Gunwharf Quays and Port Solent – The Broadwalk Shopping Centre.
The shopping centres include major international retail brands and high street shops.
Major landmarks in Portsmouth include HMS Warrior 1860 a battle ship located at the Portsmouth Dockyard, Royal Armouries in Fort Nelson, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsdown Hill located on the west tip of the Isle of Wight, HMS M.33 also found in the Portsmouth Dockyard and Portsmouth Cathedral located on the high street in Old Portsmouth.
Other key landmarks include Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Staunton Farm & Spinnaker Tower.
Portsmouth has many primary and secondary schools. Portsmouth Grammar School, the school’s oldest independent school was founded in 1732. Other independent schools include Portsmouth High School, Mayville High School and St John’s College.
There is also the University of Portsmouth which has its origins in Portsmouth Polytechnic.
Portsmouth is home to the football club Portsmouth F.C otherwise known as Pompey which competes in the EFL League one. Portsmouth F.C.’s home base is the stadium at Fratton Park. Moneyfields FC another football team play in the Wessex Football League.
Other clubs include the Portsmouth Hockey Club, Great Salterns Golf Club, Hampshire County Cricket Club amongst others.
Portsmouth has several theatres including New Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk, Kings Theatre in Southsea, and The Groundings Theatre.
The city also has musical venues namely the Guildhall, Portsmouth Pyramid Centre, and the Wedgewood Rooms.