Virgin Experience Days: Take tea like royalty with savouries and sweets at the Royal Albert Hall.
See inside London’s most famous music hall with over 140 years of history, and enjoy some classic British refreshment with this Grand Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two at the Royal Albert Hall.
There’s a history of tea being taken at the Royal Albert Hall, with the first tea party taking place just over 100 years ago. You can continue that tradition at the Hall’s curved Verdi restaurant, where you’ll be able to look out over the Royal College of Music while indulging in a feast of sweet and savoury treats. You’ll each get to enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, desserts (including the likes of crunchy salted caramel mousse, white chocolate, mint and rum macaroons, mango, passion fruit and Jivara chocolate éclairs and more) and a pot of refreshing East India Company tea.
Along with your Afternoon Tea you’ll also be able to take a tour of one of the most famous venues in the world as it prepares for the next amazing performance. With a friend by your side you’ll go on a journey from the front of the Hall through to the spectacular auditorium, including the view from the Gallery as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Retiring Room.
You’ll enter the Royal Albert Hall through Door 12, exchange your voucher for your tickets at the Box Office and wait at the Tours meeting point to take your pre-booked Grand Tour. Once the tour is ready to leave, you’ll begin your journey through this amazing Grade I Listed building, moving through the auditorium, gallery, Royal Retiring Room and all the storied corridors in-between, learning about The Hall’s rich history.
After the tour, you’ll make your way up to the first floor to take your seats in the Verdi restaurant, where you’ll be served your delicious afternoon tea. Treats include a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet desserts and a pot of East India Company tea chosen to suit your tastes.
This offer is booked through Virgin Experience Days.
Your voucher is valid for nine months from the date of issue, kindly note that you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date as vouchers may not be extended beyond their expiration date.
Available Tuesday to Sunday with tea served from 14.00 to 16.30. Date restrictions may apply.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
The tour can be taken before or after your tea but for the best experience, the Royal Albert Hall recommends that you take the tour first. You should allow approximately 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes for the whole experience.
Bookings are made with Virgin Experience Days. If you have any questions about your booking, please check the FAQ on their website or call them on (0)844 504 0844.