Tours plus afternoon tea


A popular combination of a tour highlighting one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture, plus the opportunity to take a table service 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 the elegant surroundings of the Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons. This room provides fine views over the River Thames and can comfortably accommodate up to 70 people per sitting.

Parliament’s chefs have created a tempting seasonal menu of savouries and sweets which combines tradition with a modern twist. Beverages are a selection of loose teas or freshly brewed coffee.

Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated. Please request these 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 Saturdays throughout the year and on selected weekdays during Parliamentary recesses including the summer and Easter.

Tickets can now be booked for the following dates:

  • All Saturdays until 20 December 2014

Tickets for later dates will be on sale shortly.

Afternoon tea sittings are at 1.30pm and 3.15pm. Audio tours should be booked to start at least 1½ hours before these times and guided tours to start at least 2 hours before these times.

Bookings including afternoon tea must be made at least five days in advance.

Prices and booking

  • Afternoon tea in the Terrace Pavilion: £27.50 (in addition to the price of the tour ticket)

Bookings can be made:

  • By calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114

Cancellation, Refunds and Exchanges

Tickets are non-refundable and time or date exchanges can only be arranged in advance of the event date. Exchanges can be arranged on the booking numbers provided.

Please note that tours may be cancelled at short notice due to Parliamentary business. In the event of cancellation you will be entitled to a full refund or will be able to book an alternative date. Compensation for accommodation and travel expenses are not provided.

Afternoon tea image: © Gar Powell-Evans

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