Since I started at the University of Portsmouth back in 2014 (eecckkk) my mum and I have been dying to go up Spinnaker Tower. Now thats no surprise to anyone as it is one of the most popular attractions in the city but we weren’t just going to admire the view. Unknown to some, Spinnaker has much more to offer than just being a great landmark. One of these options is Hight Tea, 100m above sea level high! And thats exactly what we did!
Entry price for Spinnaker ranges from £9 online to £12 on the day for adults however for £55 two people gain general admission to the Tower as well as enjoy afternoon tea at a window side seat, over looking the Solent and across towards the Isle of Wight.
Spinnaker High Tea is a ‘good-old fashioned’ afternoon tea including unlimited tea (score), 4 different types of sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cream cheese, a selection of sweet treats including fruit tarts, chocolate, macaroons and of course fruit scones, jam and clotted cream. Afternoon tea is one of my ultimate guilty pleasures and this one was very satisfying. All were delicious, the macaroons being my favourite.
We sat back, taking in the awesome view whilst slowly nibbling our way through our feast. We can confirm that it is extremely filling (photographic evidence is given below). Mum and I both agreed that going for a late lunch or just between lunch and dinner (2-4pm) is a perfect time as it was a lot of food to devour.
Afterwards we leisurely enjoyed our admission around the tower; experiencing the open air top deck and testing out the glass floor! We also caught a glimpse of some people abseiling down the side of Spinnaker. May have given me a idea for my next challenge….
Previous to this I have only ever been up Spinnaker during the evening for the University’s Raising and Giving charity ball. Two brilliant nights and I can now confirm that the view is still as beautiful in the dark when the city and coast light up.
One of my favourite Portsmouth Pearls so far and such a special day to share with the best women in the world! Not only is it iconic to my wonderful university city but its almost a unique and delicious experience, so go on. Treat yourself, you deserve it!
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