Your Visit

Opening Times

Opening hours vary between studios. Each studio is home to an individual artist or maker who set their own working and opening hours. If you are keen to visit a particular artist, please contact them using the contact details on their page. Click here for The Studios page.

We hold Open Studios days on the third Sunday of each month when all of the studios are open to the public 11am – 4pm. For more information take a look at our What’s On page.


All of our studios are wheelchair accessible, as is The Canteen and the inside of the Round Tower. The disabled toilet on site is accessible using a RADAR key.

Regrettably, due to the historic nature of the structure, the walkways and viewing platforms above the studios and on top of the Round Tower are not accessible by wheelchair.

There are no disabled parking spaces at Hotwalls Studios so the closest place to park is in the on-street parking bays on Broad Street.

The Canteen

The Canteen is a vibrant waterfront eatery offering breakfast and lunch with some spectacular views. Open from 8am – 4pm everyday, they offer a mouth-watering range of fresh, wholesome, great quality food. Sea views can be found from every window, and with their waterfront deck, you’ll feel within touching distance of the water – making that coffee break that little bit more special! The Canteen is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly.

Exhibitions & Events

We have a year-round programme of exhibitions and events to complement the work of our artists and makers. This includes indoor and outdoor markets, workshops, theatre and exhibitions. Please check our What’s On page to find out what events we have coming up. If you are a creative looking for a unique space, the Round Tower is available to hire for exhibitions, workshops, performances and other events. Please visit our Hire to find out more.


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

Old Portsmouth is a popular destination for dog walkers. Dogs are welcome in our studios and in the Canteen. Dogs are welcome in the Round Tower during most markets and exhibitions unless otherwise stated.

The sea facing walls of Point Battery are known as the ‘Hot Walls’. There are several theories. The most common highlights that the walls heat up to high temperatures during the summer months.

For information on how to rent one of our studios, follow the ‘Hire’ tab on our menu.

Absolutely, we would love to hear any questions or enquires you have so please dont hesitate to contact us. Contact details can be found below.

Getting Here

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

By Foot
The seafront along Old Portsmouth and Southsea is a popular area for residents and visitors to enjoy a leisurely walk. Much of this route forms a part of the Millennium Walkway, a 2.6 mile walking trail from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to Southsea Castle. The route is is marked by a stone chain-link motif in the surface of the footpath.

By Bike
There is plenty of cycle parking available on Broad Street between Hotwalls Studios and the Square Tower.

By Public Transport
Broad Street is on the number 25 bus route which runs between The Hard Interchange and Eastney Lifeboat Station. The Hard Interchange is an approximately 20 minute walk away which offers bus and coach links and a connection to the city’s Park & Ride service. Portsmouth Harbour train station is an approximately 20 minute walk away, providing access on lines via London (Waterloo), Southampton, Brighton and Cardiff.

The Broad Street Car Park is the closest car park to Hotwalls Studios. Charges apply 8am to 10pm, seven days a week including bank holidays. There are also a small number of on-street metered spaces immediately outside on Broad Street.

Don't miss a thing

Sign up to our newsletter for quarterly updates and latest news

Skip to content