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Gracing the banks of the River Thames, The Royal Horseguards began life as the National Liberal Club, offering its members a sanctuary from the rough-and-tumble of Westminster politics. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, whose architectural legacy in London includes the Natural History Museum, it played host to some of Britain's greatest writers, thinkers and political leaders: the foundation stone in the cellars was laid by William Gladstone, one of five Club members who went on to serve as Prime Minister.
More than 120 years on, this magnificent 5 star hotel near Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, The Strand and Covent Garden, has been restored to its full Victorian splendour offering a warm, welcoming and relaxing haven in the very heart of London.
Executive Chef, Ben Purton has designed a delicious new Afternoon Tea Menu which has proved to be very popular with the hotel’s many Afternoon Tea guests.
Afternoon Tea is served in the very stylish and comfortable Lounge and in warmer weather the hotel boasts a delightful outdoor Terrace that provides a secluded haven to enjoy Afternoon Tea with views over the River Thames and landmarks including the London Eye, with the Victorian hotel's exterior providing a stunning backdrop.
Children are welcome and a harpist plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The ‘Royal Horseguards’ afternoon tea with a chilled glass of chilled Champagne.
Enjoy our sommeliers selection of three selected premium Champagne varieties to perfectly compliment
the different elements of your Royal Horseguards Afternoon tea.
A Light Champagne Tea.
For your special occasion. The ‘Royal Horseguards’ afternoon tea plus:
Our signature tea. A traditional selection of elegant finger sandwiches and contemporary savoury bites.
A traditional cream tea.
A sweet treat.
A tea party for little ladies and gents.
This tea has been specifically designed for children aged 12 or under and is not suitable for older children or adults.
Each month our dedicated pastry team creates a special themed tea inspired by events and trends
around London and the UK. Please see our brochures in the Lounge for further information.
Leaf, Bean and Bubble
"If you are cold, tea will warm you.
If you are too heated, it will cool you.
If you are depressed, it will cheer you.
If you are excited, it will calm you."Sir William Gladstone, 1865
For your enjoyment we have selected a range of teas that we hope will delight you. These teas have been
carefully chosen from some of the finest estates in the world and all have been ethically sourced for your
Our unique signature blend is simply divine. A blend of black leaf teas, which is light in flavour with subtle
strawberry and cream notes. Best enjoyed black without milk, at any time of the day.
A world-class blend of delicate Ceylon, gutsy Assam and rounded off with a tasty South Indian leaf for the
perfect punch. Enjoy with or without milk.
Italian Bergamot and blue Malva flowers add an innovative twist to the traditional Earl Grey Ceylon.
Enjoy with or without milk.
India’s finest tea, grown on the slopes of the Himalayas, is often referred to as the Champagne
of teas. Enjoy with or without milk.
This Ceylon blend is complimented by the aroma of exotic spices such as crushed cinnamon sticks, whole
cloves and green cardamom, producing an authentic Indian chai.
Chinese black tea smoked over pine, this Lapsong is a rare organic treat, beautifully subtle smokey background
notes mean it is easy to enjoy with or without milk. The perfect winter indulgence on a cold day.
Grown in the mountains of Sri Lanka, Kenilworth is famous for its rich, full bodied and award winning flavour.
Picked in the early morning mist just two mornings a year, white tea is truly one of China’s rarest and most famous teas.
A delicious silver needle and white tea blend combined with juicy pear and a hint of ginger zing on
the finish, for a delicate and delightful infusion.
A floral, aromatic Chinese green tea delicately scented with Jasmine flowers.
Lung Ching green tea is one of the most renowned green teas in the world. This tender, top grade, full
leaf green tea offers a smooth, subtle flavour.
This exquisite Oolong is lightly fermented and hand rolled. It is beaut
ifully gentle flavour releases a gentle scent of flowers and fruits, without a hint of bitterness. It is exceptionally smooth, creamy and soft, one of life’s delights.
This flowering tea comes to us from the Anhui Province in China, with luxury green tea, amaranth and jasmine.
This rather attractive tea flower, opens to reveal a trio of colourful flowers, marigold peach blossom and jasmine. Enjoy this light and delicate jasmine scented green tea in full bloom!
Egyptian Mint; Citrus Camomile; Wild Encounter; Persian Pomegranate & Spicy Rooibos
Please note that teas are included in your Afternoon Tea package.
Daily: 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Booking: Booking is recommended especially at weekends. Phone 020 7451 9333 to make your reservation.
For further information please visit www.theroyalhorseguards.com
Royal Horseguards Hotel
2 Whitehall Court
Phone: 0871 376 9033