We have made several visits to the tower during a week in Portsmouth and did the abseil, went up to the viewing gallery and went for afternoon tea.
The viewing deck gives you a great view over the city and the solent. There is a higher level with some deck chairs which was smaller and quieter and worth going up to There was a big queue to get down in the lift - could’ve moved quicker if they’d organised it a bit better.
I enjoyed the abseil a lot - felt safe all the way through and the staff were all very friendly. It felt a little rushed - would’ve liked the chance to take in the view a little more.
The afternoon tea was nice - there aren’t many tables so it was quiet and the view was spectacular. I think the food was expensive for what you got - I guess you’re paying for the view.
It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area.