Traditional afternoon tea session in Great Court Restaurant
Chance to dine in British Museum's glass-covered atrium
Wide selection of traditional & exotic teas to choose from
Delicate finger sandwiches & homemade savoury pastries
Tasty scones with clotted cream & strawberry preserves
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Afternoon tea at the British Museum’s Great Court Restaurant
Selection of organic loose leaf tea
Selection finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes
Selection of scones with clotted cream and jam
Glass of Prosecco (if option Prosecco Afternoon Tea at The British Museum is selected)
Additional food and drinks
Know Before You Book
Hours of operation are 3 PM–5 PM.
You can explore The British Museum at your own leisure.
Maximum 6 people per booking . If you would like to book for more people please make another booking under a new name
The afternoon tea is for those who have purchased it only - if two or more people are planning to consume it, then a booking for two or more must be made.
What you can expect
Sip aromatic and flavourful teas from around the world and nibble on scrumptious snacks including delicate finger sandwiches, handmade pastries, and decadent cakes. Beneath the stunning glass roof of the British Museum's expansive atrium, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea experience.
Make your way to the British Museum and head inside to find the Great Court Restaurant. Situated in the museum's centre, this refined dining area hosts delightful meals for visitors looking to recharge after investigating collections of artefacts and works of art from around the world.
Find your table and browse the menu to choose a tea. With styles ranging from classic English breakfast to Oriental sencha, you're sure to find something to sip. As your pot arrives, you can also expect a wide assortment of finger sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and crumbly scones served up with clotted cream and strawberry preserves.
Bounce between bites and experiment with new tea styles before the afternoon winds to a close. At the end, head back outside or consider a visit to the British Museum's enthralling exhibits.