Take an absorbing one-hour Grand Tour of the Royal Albert Hall followed by a quintessentially British afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of the Hall’s Verdi restaurant. Enjoy traditional treats, sweet and savoury scones, finger sandwiches and a pot of the finest East India Company tea.
Afternoon tea, when available, can be added to tours booked between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. To book an afternoon tea tour, please add tour tickets to your basket first. You will then be prompted to add afternoon tea.
The Royal Albert Hall is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to events some areas may occasionally be closed. Each tour offers a unique experience and may include opportunities to see artists rehearsing for their evening performance.
What our visitors say
‘Very interesting one hour Tour. Our guide had an amazing knowledge of the history. Followed by Afternoon Tea. Friendly and professional staff. Food absolutely delicious.’
Suzanne05-12, London, UK – August 2016‘My wife and I were treated to a tour followed by cream tea. You could not fail to be impressed with the building. A truly special place. The tour took approx 1 hour including places not usually accessible to the public. The guide was very interesting and enthusiastic. Could not fault it. The tea was in the Verdi restaurant. They catered for vegetarians including the cakes. The choice of teas was comprehensive and the waitress Kinga was very professional and made us very welcome.’
Ian W, Barnstaple, UK – April 2017‘Fabulous informative and fun tour followed by a very tasty afternoon tea. Our waitress Giusy was efficient, friendly, helpful and enhanced the experience.’
Smugster, Barnstaple, UK – April 2017‘The tour lasts around an hour and our tour guide was young and very knowledgeable. She was happy in her work and enthusiastic. Great tour, well worth it. Afternoon tea was the traditional three tiered assortment of sandwiches, scones & cakes. A good selection of teas and you can pay extra for a glass of Champagne (which had to be done). The waiting staff were very attentive and we had a thoroughly good afternoon. Would highly recommend.’
13SFS, Suffolk, UK – July 2016
- Tour: 1h
- Enjoy a 10% discount on items in the Hall’s gift shop, Café Bar and Verdi – Italian Kitchen with your ticket
- Please note: There are a lot of stairs on the tour, so customers are advised to wear flat shoes. Lifts are also available when required.
- Share your experience with us: tag your photos with #AfternoonteaRAH @royalalberthall to feature on this page!
Due to events in the auditorium, tours may not be running on certain days. Please check the website or call the box office before your visit to ensure a tour is running on your desired day