Afternoon Tea at the Lounge
A quintessentially British institution such as afternoon tea calls for a setting that radiates warmth and sophistication, and the Royal Horseguards afternoon tea is the perfect example. Our Lounge is the ideal spot in which to experience a treasured tradition.
It is said that afternoon tea was invented in 1841, by Anna Maria, the wife of the Duke of Bedford. The long gap between lunch and dinner proved too much for her, and so she began to enjoy a pot of tea and a bite to eat in the mid-afternoon. Her fellow aristocrats were quick to develop the idea into a social occasion, and it is this tradition that we embrace with our very own Royal Horseguards Hotel afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea near Trafalgar Square
Choose from our traditional Royal Horseguards afternoon tea menu, featuring our bespoke house blend of loose-leaf tea, Strawberries & Cream. This authentic afternoon tea experience starts from £39 per person.
Enjoying an afternoon tea is a wonderful way to gather and celebrate, whether it’s an afternoon tea for two in the heart of London or a full on party. Heading out with friends? We are delighted to offer a private dining room for parties of 10 or more.
To allow us to serve you an afternoon tea that you can truly enjoy, please let our staff know about any dietary requirements while booking. We are more than happy to provide vegetarian options, gluten free and dairy free items, and most other dietary needs can also be catered for. If you have any specific requests, please email: