Overview of Portsmouth
The city is famous for the Victory, The Mary Rose and many other maritime features. Charles Dickens was born in here and it is also home to a large University. Tourists split their time between Southsea and Portsmouth itself. But on this day we wanted to spend some time just shopping, and the city’s great shopping centre is at Gunwharf Quays. Many of the shops here offer benefits of up to 60% off on many famous designer brands.
About Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Gunwharf Quays is home to the Spinnaker Tower, standing at an impressive 558 feet. It has a high-speed lift which will take you to the observation deck. Here you can see breath-taking views over the city, Gosport and the Isle of Wight.
With over 30 bars, restaurants and coffee shops, you will always be able to find somewhere to eat. Many of them have stunning views of the harbour to enjoy.
With over 90 top brand stores here many with amazing discounts. If you love browsing or have a particular brand, you want to buy, this is a wonderful shopping experience to enjoy.
Our focus was on the sports brands, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and Vans. We found some amazing prices and everything that we needed. In fact, the prices were so good we could not resist buying a few extra things, including several more sports shoes I would not have normally purchased. With that part of the trip being so successful, we went and enjoyed lunch at one of the bars that overlooked the harbour entrance.
The Spinnaker Tower
The tower has some special lighting which is different things from gender reveals, weddings and charitable causes. When not being used for these purposes, the lights still change colour at night, making a spectacular display light up a large section of the harbour.