The Round Tower

In association with The Square Tower we are delighted to have been granted use of The Round Tower. The Round Tower has been a major landmark in Old Portsmouth for almost 600 years.


First built in the 1490's, today the Round Tower offers a unique interior and beautiful sea views which make the Round Tower a popular venue for public events and private functions such as parties and corporate events. 

Booking The Round Tower

The space is available to hire from 9am until 9pm Monday to Sunday. It offers a space big enough to hold 60 guests - with all table and chairs provided. We are able to offer catering services and packages suited to your needs. You will have a dedicated member of staff on site for the duration of your event.

Toilets are located a short walk away which are public toilets. Public events at the Round Tower can be found online and on social media, and Private bookings can be arranged with the Square Tower team by contacting enquiries@squaretower.co.uk

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History of The Round Tower

The Round Tower was initially built of wood between 1418 and 1426 on the orders of Henry V. In the 1490's the original structure was rebuilt in stone, and allowed ships entering Portsmouth Harbour to be closely monitored. What's now the Hotwalls Studios originally started out as Point Battery, built between 1847 and 1850 as a coastal artillery. The arches that now house artists' studios previously provided living accommodation for soldiers along with gun positions. By the end of the Second World War, the Battery was decommissioned and local artists started the tradition of selling art from the arches on Sundays. This tradition is emulated today by the monthly Open Studios event at the Hotwalls Studios, which takes place on the third Sunday of each month.