Havant is a town in south east Hampshire on the South coast of England, between Portsmouth and Chichester. It gives its name to the Havant (borough)  comprising the town and the surrounding area. The town has rapidly grown since the end of the Second World War.
It has good railway connections to London, Portsmouth and Brighton, being served by Havant railway station. The A27 road runs past its southern side, beyond which lies Langstone, and then Hayling Island. To the north is Leigh Park, a large council estate suburb which lies within Havant's boundaries, and beyond that Staunton Country Park. To the east is Emsworth, another small town, whilst to the west lies Bedhampton and Portsdown Hill. The A3 road motorway passes to the west. The old centre of the town was a settlement from Roman Britain times and before but the town has grown a lot since World War II, currently forming a conurbation with Langstone, Bedhampton, Leigh Park, West Leigh, Denvilles and Warblington.

Why visit?

  • Havant is surrounded by stunning countryside, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Take a walk along the South Downs Way, explore the nearby Langstone Harbour, or take a boat trip along the River Emsworth.
  • Havant is home to a number of attractions, including the Hayling Island Fun Park, the Blue Reef Aquarium, and the historic Fort Purbrook. There are also plenty of events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Havant Arts Festival and the Havant Food Festival.
  • Havant is a vibrant and diverse community, with a range of cultural activities and events. Visit the local theatre, take part in a workshop at the Havant Arts Centre, or explore the many galleries and museums.