Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

4.3 / 5

67 reviews

Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

From $26.80 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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  • 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, and add an optional glass of Prosecco
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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
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off
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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    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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    •  Afternoon tea is only to be served from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The kitchen closing time is 5:00 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
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    4.3 / 5

    based on 67 reviews

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    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

    Culinary recommendable!

    The imposing building in the heart of London is easy to find. In any case, you should allow 30 to 40 minutes for queuing for bag control if you want to enter the museum. Through inquiries we were able to find the restaurant at the top of the building well. The food was delicious and of excellent quality. Unfortunately, we had the impression that we were not really welcome, as the restaurant is already more expensive and accordingly a certain public is there. The atmosphere was a bit hectic and not so cozy in English. That's why there are only 4 out of 5 stars. The museum itself is absolutely worth seeing!

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    December 14, 2017

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