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Royal Horseguards Hotel Afternoon Tea

The Royal Horseguards is a five-star hotel near Trafalgar Square. Afternoon tea is held in the lounge.

  • Location: The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court London SW1A 2EJ
  • Days and Times: Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3-6pm.
  • Cost: from approx. £ 30 per person.
  • Dress code: smart casual.
  • Reservations: Reservations online or call 020 7451 9333.
  • Photography – Photography is allowed and staff is willing to help.
  • Children: children are welcome.
  • Music: harpist on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tea selection

There was no tea menu as such, but the teas were listed on the general lounge menu. The staff said they generally explain the tea selection to the guests. There wasn’t a great variety, but they had all the usual types and the tea was loose leaf and served in lovely silver teapots. The staff made an effort to try and serve everyone’s tea, but if it’s busy, it may need to be served.

The plain white dinnerware cups and plates were simple and elegant, and color was added to the table by a stunning fresh floral centerpiece.


There is a wide variety of seats. A group of six could be sitting on two low sofas by the fireplace. Smaller parties can have dining chairs at the round tables.

The food

We were told that we could have as much as we wanted of everything, but they did not offer a take out option. We received two cake stands for a party of 6; If you have special dietary needs, your sandwiches will be served on a separate plate. The sandwiches had the classic fillings and white and brown bread was used.

You can request more sandwiches, but since they are fresh, you may have to wait a bit before they come out.

The staff were always polite and courteous and described the contents of the cake well.

The scones were a hit and the clotted fresh cream is always a delight with a delicious strawberry jam.

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