Afternoon Cream Teas

Two of our visitors enjoying an Afternoon Cream TeaWhat could be more quintessentially British than enjoying a relaxing Afternoon Cream Tea as part of your visit to the Royal Air Force Museum?

Enjoy a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and dainty bite-sized cakes, including home-made scones served with fresh clotted cream and jam, all perfectly accompanied by your choice of one of our delicately flavoured teas or infusions. Toast the occasion by upgrading to a sparkling glass of crisp, chilled prosecco (minimum of 4 guests, less than 4 will incur an additional charge).

Your Afternoon Cream Tea will be served to you on a fine china tea-set that recalls the hey-day of the London Aerodrome, where our London Museum is currently located. One of the more curious elements of our tea-set is its split teapot, the design of which was inspired by a Handicap Air Race that took place at our site on 18 October 1913 – a guaranteed talking point as you savour your treats.

Our Split Tea Pot

The race finished in a dead heat and the judges were unable to decide the winner. So, they divided the winning silver cup between two leading participants, Claude Grahame-White and Walter Block, by splitting it down the middle. Claude’s Grahame-White’s half of the cup can be viewed as you enter our First World War in the Air exhibition in Hangar 2.

Afternoon Cream Tea Menu
(available Monday – Sunday between 12.00pm and 4.00pm)

A selection of handmade finger sandwiches including:
Smoked Salmon and Peppered Cream Cheese on P & B Rye Bread
Egg and Mustard Cress Mayonnaise on P & B White Bread
Cream Cheese and Cucumber on P & B Brown Bread
Ham and Mustard Mayonnaise on P & B White Bread

Freshly baked fruit or plain scones
served with Cornish Clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Assortment of Peyton and Byrne mini cakes and pastries

Your choice of fine Chash tea or Mozzo coffee

English Breakfast I Earl Grey Blue Star I Decaffeinated I Green Fog

Chamomile I Peppermint Leaf I Wild Berries I Elderflower and Ginger

£17.50 per person for 2 people
£26.50 per person with a glass of fizz
(min 4 people or surcharge of £10 applies)

Catch up with friends with one of our Afternoon Cream Teas