Type:Towns & Villages

Hampshire, PO11 0PS
Shopping in Havant


Set in beautiful southern England, Havant is on the rural coast between the cities of Chichester and Portsmouth.

Havant is a thriving market town, characterised by its fine Georgian buildings and narrow weaving footpaths called ‘Twittens’. Most of the town centre is a conservation area, which developed from a junction of ancient thoroughfares dating from Roman times. You can find out more about the town’s past by visiting the free Havant Museum and Art Centre on East Street.

On Tuesday and Saturday there is a lively street market. The town centre is also home to a modern indoor shopping mall which fronts onto an attractive pedestrian precinct in part of West Street, with an interesting blend of specialist retailers and high street names. For more information about what's on near Havant, look at our guide to events in Hampshire.

One of Havant’s most popular attractions is the award-winning Staunton Country Park. A great family day out with plenty to see and do, including a huge greenhouse with exotic plants, a maze and the children will just love feeding the animals at the Ornamental Farm.

If you want a breath of fresh air, try walking the 13-mile Staunton Way that finishes at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in the beautiful South Downs National Park.

Located nearby is the picturesque fishing village of Emsworth, and the traditional seaside resort Hayling Island, which is well-known for its unspoilt beaches and laidback charm.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located between Portsmouth and Chichester, Havant is easily accessible from the A27, exit for B2150.

Public Transport Directions

Havant train station has regular services to London, Brighton and Southampton. There are also regular bus services to and from Chichester, Portsmouth, Emsworth, Hayling Island, and Brighton.

What's Nearby

  1. Staunton Country Park

    With a farm full of friendly animals, the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouses,…

    0.89 miles away
  2. Staunton Farm

    A farm full of friendly animals.

    0.89 miles away
  3. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

    The Spring has a broad programme of entertainment including theatre shows, music, comedy…

    0.9 miles away
  1. Langstone Adventure Rowing

    Row the only Cornish Pilot Gigs in Hampshire! Six-oared boats providing safe, stable…

    1.67 miles away
  2. Stansted Park

    Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the…

    3.43 miles away
  3. Playzone

    Fun for everyone, rain or shine, day or night! Portsmouth Playzone is the biggest indoor…

    4.33 miles away
  4. Station Theatre, Hayling Island

    Entertainment all year round.

    4.84 miles away
  5. Mountbatten Leisure Centre

    The Mountbatten Leisure Centre is set in an attractive park adjacent to Portsmouth's…

    4.97 miles away
  6. Dunreyth Alpacas

    Peta and Bruce live in an idyllic setting . They are located 7 miles north of Chichester…

    5.11 miles away
  7. Butser Ancient Farm

    Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the Southdowns National Park, is a wonderful outdoor…

    5.24 miles away
  8. Funland Amusement Park

    Real seaside fun for all the family. Funlands Amusement Park is situated right next to…

    5.34 miles away
  9. Hayling Light Railway

    The Hayling Seaside Railway runs from Beachlands to Eastoke - fun for all.

    5.36 miles away
  10. Hayling Island Beach

    Hayling Island has over 3 miles of beaches along the seafront facing the Solent and many…

    5.44 miles away
  11. Eastney Engine Houses

    Visit the impressive Victorian buildings, which showcase the marvels of Victorian…

    5.71 miles away
  12. Krazy Kaves

    A purpose-built play and party centre for toddlers through to 12-year olds.

    5.72 miles away
  13. Portchester Castle

    A Roman-Saxon shore fort with Norman additions. A near-perfect keep and Norman church…

    5.78 miles away
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