As Christmas fast approaches, your thoughts should be turning to ideas about gifts and seasonal treats. Well we have something that can combine these things. A Festive Afternoon Tea that can be the fuel for Christmas shopping of an early festive gift for a loved one!  It can be difficult to choose the perfect gift every year but for the foodie in the family, this year Westminster Abbey will be serving up something quite special.

On 27th November, the Cellarium Café & Terrace at Westminster Abbey – one of London’s most iconic landmarks – will be launching its Christmas afternoon tea.

The specially curated festive themed menu, served in historic surroundings will see guests indulge in an assortment of classic afternoon tea items made with traditional Christmas ingredients. From a Brussel sprout and Stilton tart, to a chocolate ganache topped gingerbread star, accompanied with Christmas spiced teas and/or a cranberry Bellini, the food and the venue combined will certainly serve for an afternoon of celebration.

Priding themselves on their hospitality, the Benedictine monks began the tradition of serving food and wine to Abbey visitors using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, something that award-winning food company Benugo continues to do today. The Cellarium Café & Terrace sits within the ancient cellars at the heart of Westminster Abbey and is the perfect place to immerse oneself in such an indulgent British tradition.

Whether it’s a gift, a special treat to welcome the festive season or for those simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets, visit the Abbey for breath-taking views, fantastic history and a truly memorable experience.

The Christmas afternoon tea will be served daily between 12.00 – 4.00pm in the Westminster Abbey’s Cellarium Café & Terrace. £21.50 per person, or £25 for those wishing to enjoy a cranberry Bellini. Reservations are recommended and can be made by or calling 020 7222 0516.

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