An aerial view of spinnaker sports centre

Finding Us and Travel

Our facilities are split over three sites. Our two indoor sites are in Portsmouth city centre near other University buildings, and our outdoor sports site a short journey away.

St. Paul's Gym

The historic St. Paul's Gym is right in the heart of the campus. At most, a 10 minute walk from all halls and university buildings, your warm up and cool down is sorted. A quirky four floor gym has all the kit you'll need to get active and stay healthy while in Portsmouth.

With a four-court sports hall in tow as well, we've got all your needs covered for badminton, futsal, basketball, netball and volleyball. Why not book yourself in for a game of badminton with some mates?


St. Paul's Gym, St. Paul's Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4AQ 

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 6.30am - 10.30pm; Saturday - Sunday, 7.00am - 9.00pm


Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April

Female student using ropes in exercise class

Spinnaker Sports Centre

A stone's throw away from St. Paul's Gym, Spinnaker Sports sits opposite the Students' Union on Cambridge Road. With two large studios that host a range of activities from our fantastic taught fitness classes, to our virtual classes and club training sessions. Get yourself booked in to a class and get fit in a friendly social group.


Spinnaker Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ER

Opening times

Only open for club-specific sessions or our Fitness Classes.


Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April

Ravelin Sports Centre - Opening soon

Ravelin Sports Centre, the newest of our facilities is due to open soon. An outstanding new £57m sports centre opening later this year for you to play, train and compete. Our superb facilities set in historic parkland include a 25m eight-lane swimming pool, 175 station fitness suite, climbing wall, ski simulator, double sports halls, Starbucks café and community orchard.  

Opening times (when the building opens)

Monday-Friday, 6.30am - 10.30pm; Saturday-Sunday and bank holidays, 7.00am - 9.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2SE

Ravelin Sports Centre swimming pool

Langstone Sports Site

Set on the picturesque Langstone Harbour, Langstone Sports Site hosts training and matches for our sports clubs. We have a FIFA and RFU accredited full size 3G pitch, a full size FIH accredited sand based Hockey Pitch, Netball courts, 5 a-side cages, Tennis courts as well a multitude of grass pitches ranging from 5 to 11 a-side football pitches and two rugby pitches.

If you want to get a bit of extra training in, you can hire these yourself and play with your friends. If you're heading down to Langstone, check out our travel guide for the easiest way to get there. For block booking enquiries please visit our bookings page.


Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, Portsmouth, PO4 8LW  

Core opening times

Monday-Friday, 7.30am - 10.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am - 6.00 pm

Monday 18 April to Sunday 29 May 2022

Non-core opening times

Monday-Friday, 7.30am - 9.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Monday 30 May to Sunday 11 September 2022

Langstone Closures  

All bank holidays and the university Christmas shut down (Friday 23 December 2022 - Monday 2 January 2023)

Goal keeper and players playing a hockey match on astro turf


For general travel around the city, including the student bus running throughout the week, check out our student guide to getting to campus and around the city - including the free University bus.

U2 bus service for students

The U2 bus service runs during parts of the year to help students get from the city centre campus to Langstone sports pitches.

If you get the U1 university bus instead, you’ll need to get off at the Prince Albert Road bus stop and walk down Locksway Road. Langstone Sports Site is about a 15-20 minute walk from the bus stop.

Map of our facilities