They say that nothing boosts or displays confidence like a fallic symbol. Well, I'll leave it to you to decide what Portsmouth is trying to do with its Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth certainly receives lots of, ahem, stick- particularly from their south coast neighbours Southampton. Whatever the background, the city clearly had a deep seated need from which has risen the tallest viewing platform in the UK. More stats (and better photos) available on the official site.
What I will say is that the Burgers at Bar HA HA are lovely. We didn't bother with the tower. Too much shopping to do. Maybe if the weather had been a bit more conducive to it, it'd have been a worthwhile lift ride.
Thanks to the fella in the car park who pointed out that despite the "Sorry, this machine is not currently taking credit/debit cards" sign, the machines had just worked for him. Because he's going to be reading this blog, obviously. Perhaps I need a fallic icon to seal the future success of this site?