about us

Local Haunts is concerned with 'bringing the past to life', in and around Portsmouth - a past, that is interwoven in every brick throughout the City. Heroes and villains, royalty and rebels - it's all here in Portsmouth!

We operate throughout the year with walks, talks and bus trips in the day time, Tours by Twilight and late night Ghost Bus Tours in the evenings.

We are also available for Weddings, Proms and all Private Hire.

We are the proud owners of Alf, our old London Routemaster Bus, who has been cleaned and painted, and restored to his former glory and he is accompanied by a Tour Guide on every trip.

Recreating history through storytelling, we visit the darker side of the city too, showing historic Portsmouth in a different and somewhat darker light...


alf the bus


The City Tour

Treat yourself and come with us

For a pleasant trip on our big red bus.

There’s Alf, Bob and a friendly Guide

Who’ll take you on a memorable ride..

Listen to the commentary and admire the view

Be at The Hard, on the dot for two.

Clean and comfy , that’s our Alf

So climb aboard and enjoy yourself.

We trust you’ll be happy with the ‘crew’ you’ve met

There's plenty of history you'll not forget.

We’ll be very grateful that’s for sure,

If you travel with us and enjoy our tour.



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