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High Tea in The Clouds – The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

*We were provided with this experience for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

Just before Mother’s Day I was invited, along with a friend, for afternoon tea at the Spinnaker Tower. We’ve visited the Spinnaker Tower on a few occasions but have never had afternoon tea there. I couldn’t wait for afternoon tea somewhere new.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

High Tea in The Clouds

The Spinnaker Tower afternoon tea experience is billed as High Tea in The Clouds, with The Clouds being the Spinnaker Tower cafe on the second floor of the tower.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

When we arrived at the tower, reception were expecting us and showed us straight up in the lift to The Clouds. The staff manning the lift explained that there was a floor below and above The Clouds that we could explore after our high tea experience as High Tea in The Clouds includes full access to the Spinnaker Tower.

The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea

We were seated in the window of The Clouds, giving fantastic views of the coast. At 105 metres above the ground, we could see for miles and the cafe was so bright and sunny, even when we visited on a bit of a grey day.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The afternoon tea included a selection of sandwiches, an assortment of sweet treats and fruit scones with clotted cream and jam plus our choice of teas or coffee.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The Spinnaker Tower have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available that you just specify at the time of booking. This meant that all our afternoon tea came out on one beautiful three tier cake stand aside from my friend’s vegetarian sandwiches which were served separately.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The sandwiches were delicious, with a variety of fillings. There was ham and mustard, cheese, cream cheese and cucumber and egg mayonnaise.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

Next, we had the scones which were a great size and lovely and light with plenty of fruit in them. We were surprised that there was only one scone each as usually there are two on an afternoon tea offering, but the scone was pretty big and having just one left us room to enjoy the rest of the afternoon tea.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience
High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The final sweet treat tier was full of so many tasty treats. There were chocolate cakes and mini victoria sponges, brownies and tarts, all finished off with fresh fruit, macarons and Lindt balls. It couldn’t have been nicer.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience
High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Spinnaker Tower and as we visited for Mother’s Day, the afternoon tea came with a glass of prosecco each too. It’s such a great way to celebrate an occasion.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience
High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

Exploring the Spinnaker Tower

After our afternoon tea we ventured up to the top floor of the Spinnaker Tower. It’s open air, with artificial grass on the floor, places to sit and telescopes to admire the view.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

This floor would be great for a drinks reception, having a cocktail whilst admiring the incredible views from the highest point around. It’s a fantastic space.

Then we went back to the first floor where we got to admire even more views whilst learning more about the tower and the points of interest in the distance.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The Sky Walk

This floor is also home to the Sky Walk – the Spinnaker Tower glass floor. You can walk across the glass floor, see all the way to the ground below and get a whole new experience compared to the views along the coast.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

We loved exploring the Spinnaker Tower and enjoyed High Tea in the Clouds. It was only about £40 per person which was fantastic value considering it included afternoon tea, a glass of prosecco and entrance to the Spinnaker Tower – which is usually £15.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

The Spinnaker Tower often have special afternoon tea packages available and offer traditional afternoon tea throughout the year. Find out more over on their website.

High Tea in The Clouds - The Spinnaker Tower Afternoon Tea Experience

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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