How to Find Us

Spinnaker Tower is situated on the waterfront, within Gunwharf Quays shopping centre in Portsmouth.

By Bicycle or On Foot


There are 2 entrances to Gunwharf Quays one is Vernon Gate, near Tesco Express on St George’s Road and the second is the Tunnel entrance on The Hard. 

On entering Gunwharf Quays, head straight up to the Waterfront and then turn right towards the Spinnaker Tower.  The Tower entrance is located opposite Café Nero and Burger King.


By Car


From the M27, take the M275 (Jctn 12) into Portsmouth and follow the brown signs to the Historic Waterfront, and then Spinnaker Tower. This will lead you directly to the Gunwharf Quays underground car park. If using a sat nav, please use the postcode PO1 3TZ.

On leaving the carpark and entering the shopping area Central Square, following the one way system towards the waterfront then turn right towards the Spinnaker Tower.  The entrance to the Spinnaker Tower is opposite Café Nero and Burger King.

Other city car parks can be found within easy walking distance.

Alternatively, Portsmouth’s Park and Ride car park is located on the M275 at the entrance to the city, with regular buses running to the Hard bus interchange, just outside Gunwharf Quays. 

By Train


Portsmouth Harbour railway station is situated next to Gunwharf Quays and has direct connections to London and across the UK.

Please visit and for the most up to date information

By Bus or Coach


Many local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange (just outside Gunwharf Quays). Please visit First Bus or Stagecoach bus services’ websites for the most up to date routes and timetables.

National Express operate direct services to The Hard, Portsmouth daily from London Victoria, Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton and more.  To book your journey visit

There is a coach drop-off and pick-up point on the Gunwharf Quays site. Download our Coach Parking Guide – our all you need-to-know guide about coach parking in Portsmouth.

By Ferry


The Spinnaker Tower is ideally situated beside the cross-harbour, including Isle of Wight via Wightlink, and Gosport via Gosport Ferry, terminals.

The international ferry terminals is just a short distance away.

You can also catch the Hovercraft via HoverTravel to the Isle of Wight from Southsea.