England: Afternoon Tea at The British Museum, London

England: Afternoon Tea at The British Museum, London

When we plan our trips after we have booked flights and hotels the next thing we do is pre-book as many trips and experiences as we can. This way we know what we are doing and when (we love a detailed itinerary) to ensure that we do not miss out on anything the city or venue has to offer. We find it also helps us when budgeting for our travels. If we can book and pay for things in advance of taking the trip, we know where we stand when we are there on the money front. Another reason to pre-book is that it means we are more likely to do something and not back out at the last minute because of the weather, motivation, hangover (or actually still being drunk the morning after – yep we’ve been there!) etc.

Using Klook

Mr ESLT at The British Museum, London

Easter Island Statue at The British Museum, London

Therefore, when we made a flying visit to our wonderful capital, London a couple of weeks ago, we wanted to make the most of our (very) limited time in the Big Smoke. Using Klook, an attraction and travel activity booking platform, I browsed the long list of attractions in London from entry to the Tower of London to a trip on the London Eye and not forgetting hop on hop off bus passes, before deciding on probably the most quintessentially English (and being English, that’s saying something) thing we have ever done – (prosecco) afternoon tea at the British Museum (£24.09pp). I entered the date we wanted to visit and checked availability. Luckily, there was availability. Therefore, put in some personal details – name, contact number, email address – that sort of thing, completed the payment and that was it. I then received an email confirmation of our booking. I also downloaded the Klook app on my iPhone and downloaded the booking voucher to the app. I opted to do that as I have a habit of forgetting to print tickets, vouchers etc, whereas I always have my phone with me. Plus it’s a little step in the right direction when it comes to protecting the planet.

The British Museum

The Great Courtyard at The British Museum, London

The British Museum, London

We love the British Museum. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it is our favourite museum in London, if not the world. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, it is super easy to get to from all over London. It was established in 1753 and is the first national public museum in the world. There is so much to see (over 8 million works from all over the world), we’re sure there is something there to pique everyone’s interest. We have over the years spent hours here floating through the exhibits and admiring the artefacts on display.

Exhibit at The British Museum, London

Exhibit at The British Museum, London

If the displays aren’t enough, the building itself is amazing. From the Greek Revival façade to the majorly impressive ceiling of the Great Court (the covered central quadrangle) surrounding the original reading room, the British Museum is worth visiting just to see those things alone. Oh and the best thing about the British Museum? It is free! Yep, it costs nothing to visit and wander around. The only things you will need to put your hand in your pocket for are the special exhibitions, souvenirs and of course refreshments.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Mr ESLT Enjoying Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

After wandering around the British Museum for a couple of hours, a cup of tea was very much in order. Therefore, we were pleased that we had our afternoon tea at the British Museum booked in advance. We made our way up to the third floor of the building to the Great Court Resturant. I’m glad that we had booked in advance as it appeared everyone had the same idea to have afternoon tea. The restaurant was very full with very few empty tables, proving what a popular spot it is. I showed the server our confirmation voucher on the Klook app and we were shown to our ‘reserved’ table. Afternoon tea is served every day at the British Museum but only between the hours of 3.00pm and 5.00pm. When booking we did not have to specify an exact time, we could simply rock up at any time during that two-hour window, which is great if you lose track of time looking at the exhibits.

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

Afternoon Tea, The British Museum, London

What a lovely afternoon tea it was. Not only was the environment and atmosphere wonderful but the food was too. We started our afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco each followed by a big pot of English Breakfast Tea although lots of favours where available (we’re not very adventurous when it comes to tea!). Finger sandwiches included two each of the following – egg, salmon, ham, coronation chicken (I imagine these change on a regular basis). We then indulged in the scones (two each – one with currants, one without) with lashing of zingy strawberry jam and clotted cream. And last, but certainly not least – the top tier of petit fours including a selection of chocolate brownies, macarons, lemon drizzle cake and a few others, all of which were delicious.

I’ll be honest we could not finish everything (there was simply too much for us) however we loved what we ate (and drank). It was great value for money, especially compared to some afternoon teas available at nearby hotels which are double the price and half the quality. It was a great way to round off our visit to the British Museum and it is something we highly recommend. In fact, I think all our future visits will end in a three-tiered feast at the Great Court Resturant.

  • Thank you Klook for treating us to such a wonderful experience. As always – opinions are ours.

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