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Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

4.2 / 5

80 reviews

Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

From US$ 29.98 per person

Savor delicious treats as you enjoy afternoon tea at the Great Court Restaurant at the British Museum. Enjoy a selection of organic teas, finger sandwiches, pastries and scones in a stylish venue.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the British Museum
  • Choose from a selection of organic loose leaf and flowering teas
  • Savor traditional scones with clotted cream and jam
Full description
Take part in a quintessentially English traditional and enjoy afternoon tea at the Great Court Restaurant under the breathtaking glass roof of the British Museum. Choose from a selection of organic loose leaf teas and delicate flowering teas, such as Rising Flower or Jasmine Fairies. Feast from a selection of traditional delicacies, starting with finger sandwiches before tucking into handmade pastries, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam.  Make your afternoon tea experience extra special and add a glass of sparkling Prosecco. Relax in an oasis of calm in the center of Bloomsbury and become part of a great tradition.
  • Afternoon tea at the British Museum
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Prosecco
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Great Court Restaurant at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. The nearest London Underground train station is Russell Square.

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Important information

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  • Afternoon tea is only to be served from 11:30AM to 5:00PM. The kitchen closing time is 4:00 PM so anyone who arrives after this will not be able to receive afternoon tea
  • The maximum number of people per booking is six. If you would like to book for more than six people you will have to make another booking under a different name
  • The tour provider can only cater to the following dietary restrictions: Vegetarian, Pescatarian. and Nut Free
  • The tour provider is not able to provide Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Halal, or Vegan Afternoon Tea
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Great to spend time enjoying the afternoon tea at such a significant place. Slightly disappointed with the service, which was very slow and sometime felt they have forgot about it. A long gap between servicing the tea and bringing out the sandwiches does not fit very well. We had to beckon the staff twice. There people arriving later than us were served quicker! May be just one of those days, the staff seemed friendly.

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January 7, 2022

I went around the museum first and after that, enjoyed afternoon tea. There was more volume than expected and I was very satisfied. I asked the clerk for the rest, brought me a take-away box, and I was able to take it back to the hotel. The clerk's response was good and I felt that I would like to use it again.

January 28, 2020

Traditional afternoon tea in pleasant surroundings

Nice to relax with afternoon tea after a museum visit. It was impossible for us to eat all the food. We liked the sandwiches the best. They were very tasty. We got good scones, maybe a little dry just. When we got to the mighty cake pieces we were quite satisfied. Recommended!

September 12, 2019

Product ID: 114220