Afternoon Tea or Lunch at The British Museum

Afternoon Tea or Lunch at The British Museum

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Book tickets now for the most traditional afternoon tea in London - hosted at the British Museum!

Dedicated to the human history, culture and art of the United Kingdom, the British Museum houses a huge collection of about eight million artefacts from around the world. Now, you're invited to join them under the famous glass roof of the Great Court Restaurant for a magical afternoon tea in London!

Discover everything in the most interesting museum in London

With over eight million artefacts and over 80,000 on display at one time, there's so many things to do at the British Museum. Whether it's exploring the exhibitions or analysing the artefacts, there's something to entertain everyone.

After an enjoyable day exploring the stunning halls of one of the best museums in the UK, head to the British Museum's 'Great Court Restaurant' for a beautiful vintage afternoon tea, or treat yourself to a three-course-lunch!

Time for tea? Grab lunch at one of London's best high tea experiences

With a wide selection of food and drinks, from classic cream teas to fan-favourites fish and chips, there's something that every family member will enjoy engulfing. 

Everything you need to know:

Service Times:

  • Lunch: daily, 11:30-15:00 (last sitting at 14:00)
  • Afternoon Tea: daily, 11:30-17:00 (last sitting at 16:00)

Advanced booked is essential, but walk-ins may be available on the day. Please speak with a member of the British Museum's team for extra assistance. 

Please note: Read More Info for dietary information.

Why look for food near the British Museum when you can eat in the British Museum?

Check out the afternoon tea events below:

Book tickets now to secure your spot in to the best tea break in London!


Afternoon Tea

Feeling hungry on your day out around London? Head to the British Museum and experience the quintessential British afternoon tea!

Available to 31 May 2024

Afternoon Tea with Prosecco

Fancy a bite to eat and a glass of bubbly in the capital city? Book the British Museum now for a great Afternoon Tea with Prosecco!

Available to 31 May 2024

Afternoon Tea with Champagne

After a day out in London, the Great Court Restaurant at The British Museum for a beautifully quintessential Afternoon Tea with Champagne!

Available to 31 May 2024
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How to find us

Address: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

What3Words: slam.pilots.castle

By Car:

  • Sat Nav: WC1B 3DG
  • Parking: The London Bloomsbury car park is only three minutes walk away.

By Tube:

The nearest tube stations are:

  • Tottenham Court Road (Five minutes away)
  • Holborn (Seven minutes away)
  • Russell Square (Seven minutes away)
  • Goodge Street (Eight minutes away)

By Bike:

  • Great Russell Street: Bike racks outside the main entrance
  • Montague Street: Bike racks available on the corner 
  • Accessible
  • Food and drink
  • Toilets
  • Museum map

The afternoon tea can range from anywhere between one and two hours, with most visitors taking around 1.5 hour to enjoy their experience. 

Located under the iconic latticed glass roof of the British Museum's Great Court, the Great Court Restaurant offers a refined dining experience with a casual feel. 

The British Museum can only cater to the following dietary restrictions:

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian
  • Nut Free

They are unable to provide options for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Vegan 

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