Houses of Parliament tour — with afternoon tea

Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster, London 51.499437 -0.124738
Dates & Time:
Every Saturday (only bookable up to the 17th December 2016 at the moment)
Important: The tea sittings are at 2 PM and 3.45 PM, but you need to book a guided tour as well (which is a totally separate thing). You should book the tour to start at least 2 hours before the tea, to give you enough time to complete it
Tickets & Cost:
£25.50 for the guided tour, plus an extra £29 for the tea
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Did you know that members of the public can enjoy an afternoon tea at the Houses of Parliament?

You will be seated in the elegant surroundings of the Terrace Pavilion (near the House of Commons), which provides fine views over the River Thames.

Note: You need to book a Saturday tour of Parliament as well, which is a totally separate thing. You will have to complete the guided tour first, and you need to book it to start at least two hours before you book the tea time. The afternoon tea sittings are at 2 PM and 3.45 PM.

The tour takes approximately 75 minutes and follows the processional route taken by Her Majesty the Queen when she performs the State Opening of Parliament. It goes through the Norman Porch, the Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, the Prince's Chamber, and then enters the House of Lords, the Member's Lobby and the House of Commons.

The tea will have a menu of savouries and sweets, made by Parliament's award winning chefs. The drinks will offer a selection of luxury teas and coffees.

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