A popular combination of a guided tour or audio tour through both Houses of Parliament followed by stylish afternoon tea beside the River Thames.
What does the tour plus afternoon tea cover?
A tour plus afternoon tea includes:
This table service afternoon tea is taken in one of the riverside rooms in the House of Commons. Up to 70 people can be accommodated per sitting.
Parliament’s award winning chefs have created a tempting menu of savouries and sweets made freshly on site which combines tradition with a modern twist. Beverages include a large selection of luxury teas and freshly brewed coffee.
A children’s afternoon tea option is also available. This colourful spread of savoury and sweet treats is recommended for up to age 12.
Vegetarian and gluten-free options can be arranged if requested when booking. Unfortunately this afternoon tea offer is not suitable for those requiring a dairy-free diet.
Tours plus afternoon tea are available to visitors from the UK and overseas on most Saturdays throughout the year and on selected weekdays during parliamentary recesses.
Tickets can now be booked for afternoon tea sittings on:
- Saturdays until 26 October 2019 at 2pm and 3.45pm (except 29 June)
- Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 May 2019 at 3.45pm
- Tuesday to Friday between 1 and 30 August 2019 at 2pm and 3.45pm
The tour and afternoon tea must be taken on the same day and booked by 8.45am the day before your visit. It is recommended that the selected tour start time is at least 1½ hours (audio tours) or 2 hours (guided tours) before the required afternoon tea sitting.
Afternoon tea sittings are occasionally subject to variation (e.g. change of room or menu) or cancellation due to parliamentary business.
Prices and booking
The following afternoon tea prices are in addition to the price of the tour ticket:
- Adult menu: £30
- Child menu (recommended up to age 12): £15
You can book online or by phoning +44 (0)20 7219 4114.
You can also buy tickets from the Ticket Office which is open:
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (8.45am to 4.45pm on tour days)
Saturday 8.45am to 4.45pm
The Ticket Office is located in front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (postcode SW1A 2LW).
More information about booking for groups is available on the Groups and travel trade page.
Afternoon tea image: Parliamentary copyright / Matt Chung