Did you know here at Athona we have a number of locum agency nurse jobs available in the waterfront city of Portsmouth? Located on the south coast of England, directly opposite the Isle of Wight, it’s the only island city in the country and is only a short two-hour car or train journey from London.

Founded in the Middle Ages in 1800, Portsmouth is famous for the birthplace of Charles Dickens and Southsea Castle, which was constructed by Henry VIII – making this picturesque city well worth a visit!

Want to find out what else Portsmouth has to offer? Then keep reading to hear our 5 top things to do in Portsmouth…

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

The 170 metre landmark observation tower in Portsmouth was built to reflect the city’s maritime history and is the tallest climbable structure outside of London. From the top you can explore fascinating sea and landscapes, spanning 23 miles and learn over 1700 years of history.

Gunwharf Quays

Situated on the waterfront, this designer outlet is a hotspot for tourists and locals. Shops such as Adidas, Calvin Klein and Dr Martens offer a huge 60% off retail prices. Not to mention, after a long day of shopping, you can relax at one of the many restaurants on the quay.

The Tenth Hole

Who doesn’t appreciate a good afternoon tea? Adjoined to a 9-hole golf course on Southsea Seafront, The Tenth Hole offers breakfast, lunches and cakes. Why not book a game of golf before you have a bite to eat?

D-Day Story

If you like history, then you’ll like this place. The D-Day Museum is the only museum dedicated to the invasion in 1944. It tells personal stories behind this historic event by both civilians and the military.

Canoe Lakes

Dating back to 1886, Canoe Lake offers lovely scenery with its range of floral bedding and swan shaped pedalos. Opposite the lake, you can visit the Model Village where everything is on a miniature scale.

Did you know Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS trust is one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK, treating over half a million patients each year? It is also the second largest employer in Portsmouth, which provides training and education to a range of health professions.

If you’re an agency nurse looking to work through Athona, then take a look at our current live jobs.