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Welcome to the Hotwalls Studios.
A great place to see the city’s creatives at work.

The Hotwalls Studios showcases some of the city’s brightest creative talent. With a range of artists and designer-makers working in our studios, you will be able to watch artists and makers at work and purchase and commission professional pieces. Opening times of individual studios vary depending on the working hours of our creatives – for more information see ‘Our Makers‘.

mug and mat
painting of warship
Alice Hume product

Looking towards the Hotwalls from the sea

Impressive location

The studios are located in the impressive Point Battery & Barracks, a unique heritage site of national importance. Enjoy the rich history of the creative quarter and its surrounds including the Hotwalls beach, Camber docks, traditional cobbled streets and views across the Solent and entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Land Rover BAR (the British America’s Cup team headquarters) is just around the corner, and Gunwharf Quays is a short walk away.

The Canteen

The Canteen is a warm and vibrant foodie haven, at the heart of the community of Old Portsmouth. Focusing on seasonal and local produce, and providing a daily food offering. The Canteen’s outdoor terrace has stunning waterfront views.

My City WiFi

My City WiFi provides free public internet access at the Hotwalls Studios.


Our vibrant waterfront city

The Hotwalls Studios is just one of the great reasons to visit Portsmouth, a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city with so much going on throughout the year. For more information about what’s on and where to stay in the city click the button below to visit the Visit Portsmouth website.

The Canteen terrace. Photo credit Vernon Nash

Where to find us

The Hotwalls Studios are located at:

Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2FS.

Getting there

The Hotwalls Studios is at the western end of the city’s four mile stretch of seafront in Old Portsmouth.


It’s a popular destination for residents and visitors enjoying a leisurely walk- just follow the Millennium Walkway heading west from Clarence Pier.


Portsmouth is great for cycling – flat, compact and with great scenic rides along the coast. There is plenty of cycle parking available on site at the Hotwalls Studios.

Public Transport

The Hotwalls Studios is easily reached by public transport: The Hard Interchange is a short walk away and offers bus, rail and coach links and a connection to the city’s Park & Ride.


There are a number of public car parks within walking distance of the Hotwalls Studios and a small number of metred spaces immediately outside on Broad Street.

Opening hours

The Hotwalls Studios site is fully accessible to the public.
Studio opening times will vary, dependent on the working hours of our artists and designer-makers. For opening times of The Canteen, visit their website.

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