Afternoon tea underneath Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Opening times: 
Cutty Sark, Lower Ground: The Dock, Cutty Sark Cafe

After exploring the ship and meeting the characters on board, relax and enjoy the British tradition of afternoon tea. Located underneath the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, the Cutty Sark café is a great place to relax as well as being in a unique setting of underneath the original hull of this spectacular ship.

Cutty Sark was built in 1869 to challenge the best tea clippers on the China tea run. While Cutty Sark's days of racing across the oceans to get the finest and freshest teas back to London may be over, the tradition continues under its copper hull of bringing a tea experience to our visitors.

Afternoon tea includes:

  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • A homemade traditional raisin scone, Devon clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • A selection of mini cakes
  • A pot of English breakfast tea

See the Afternoon Tea menu here.

Why not make it even more indulgent by enjoying a glass of Prosecco? Book online your afternoon tea at £28.35 per person. Please note this includes admission to the ship.

How to book?

Pre-booking is essential. Email at least 3 days ahead of your visit. We cannot make any amendments after this point. We accommodate all allergies and special dietary requirements wherever possible.

Please note we will request your visit time and your dining time. Allow 1 hour for your visit to Cutty Sark before enjoying your afternoon tea.

Are you a member?

Please contact our bookings team on 020 8312 6608 or to make a booking as a Member. Pre-booking is essential and is required at least 3 days ahead of your visit.

Are you interested in booking a group?

For bookings of 15 or more people, please visit our group’s page.