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Author: Olivia Scammell

14 things you may not know about the Tower

14 things you may not kno...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower is now 14 years old! That’s the equivalent to 168 months or 5110 days or 122,640 hours that we have had our doors open to the public. 14 years has flown by and we’re proud to still be providing memorable experiences to all of our guests. It’s been an exciting 14 years […]

Best ‘plaices’ for fish and chips in Portsmouth

Best ‘plaices’ for fi...

Ahh, fish and chips, the good old quintessential English seaside dinner. Portsmouth is home of the seaside and there is no shortage of a good old serving of fish and chips around the city. To mark seafood week, we’ve compiled 5 of the best plaices (the pun was too good to resist) to go for […]

What to do in Portsmouth when the Great South Run is on

What to do in Portsmouth ...

Headed to Portsmouth for the 2019 Great South Run? Then check out all the best things to do in the city.

A student’s guide to Portsmouth

A student’s guide to Po...

Just arrived in the city and not sure what to do or where to go? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Portsmouth is a great place for students, there’s so much to see and do, and with everything in walking distance, you’re never far from anything. We’ve put together a handy little guide on where to […]

National Video Games Day: Spotlight on Altitude VR experience

National Video Games Day:...

12th September marks National Video Games day, and we thought what better way to celebrate than to showcase our amazing virtual reality experience, Altitude. Altitude is a virtual reality simulation that gives our guests the chance to experience the Spinnaker Tower like never before – out on the ribs, open to the elements! The experience […]

International Day of Charity

International Day of Char...

The 5th September marks the International Day of Charity so we thought we’d shout about some of the amazing things that happen here at the Spinnaker Tower! The Spinnaker Tower has become synonymous with various charitable causes, whether that be through raising the awareness of charities through our spectacular lighting, or people taking on some […]

Here’s why the Tower will be in darkness for the next two months

Here’s why the Towe...

You may or may not have noticed that the Tower is in darkness right now. As the nights draw in, those iconic lights aren’t switching on, and that is for a very special reason. Our current lighting system has been in place for 14 years and runs on floppy disc programming… yes that’s right, floppy […]

Vote for the Spinnaker Tower to win Best UK Leisure Attraction!

Vote for the Spinnaker To...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower are excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs)! The winners will be decided by a public vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner in London on the 27th November. The British Travel […]

NEW Portsmouth Pass

NEW Portsmouth Pass

Emirates Spinnaker Tower has teamed up with The D-Day Story, The Mary Rose Museum and The National Museum of the Royal Navy to create a new Portsmouth Pass! The Portsmouth Pass is a ticket you can buy that gives you access to the four attractions. It includes entry to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and The […]

Getting to the Spinnaker Tower this Summer

Getting to the Spinnaker ...

Getting to Emirates Spinnaker Tower couldn’t be easier! Nestled in the ever popular Gunwharf Quays in the heart of Portsmouth Harbour, the transport links available are second to none. Next door is the home of the Hard Interchange Transport Hub, where you can get trains (Portsmouth Harbour), buses and coaches as well as the park […]