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 seasonal 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.
Afternoon tea sittings are occasionally subject to variation (e.g. change of room or menu) or cancellation due to parliamentary business.
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 29 September 2018 at 2pm and 3.45pm (except 23 June 2018)
- Wednesday to Friday between 25 May and 1 June 2018 at 3.45pm
- Tuesday to Friday between 1 and 31 August 2018 at 2pm and 3.45pm (except 28 August 2018)
- Tuesday to Friday between 18 and 28 September 2018 at 3.45pm
The tour and afternoon tea must be taken on the same day and booked by 11am 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.
Prices and booking
The following afternoon tea prices are in addition to the price of the tour ticket:
- Adults: £29
- Children (recommended up to age 12): £14.50
Bookings can be made:
By calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114
More information about booking for groups is available on the Groups and travel trade page.
Afternoon tea image: Parliamentary copyright / Matt Chung