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Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB +44 2036417694

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Amazing experience...was the third time i have been and they made it very special for my mums birthday!

Christie Thackray 10 December 2014
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Offering postcard-worthy views over Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge is housed in the Marriott County Hall Hotel. In this landmark building, gorgeous library-style surroundings offer old world charm.

On The Library Lounge menu, freshly-cut finger sandwiches feature traditional fillings with a refined twist, with offerings like cucumber & mint, Surrey duck egg mayonnaise and succulent roast beef with horseradish. Irresistible arrangements of cakes and fancies include English rhubarb and white chocolate lollipop or Valrhona chocolate mousse, as well as sweet and savoury scones served with seasonal jams and artisanal cheeses.

Piled high bookshelves and plush armchairs make for wonderfully cosy surroundings at The Library Lounge London. Luxurious liquid accompaniments include fine leaf teas, elegant flutes of champagne and sparkling wine, and cleansing gin cocktails.

A quintessentially English retreat in one of the city’s most vibrant areas, The Library Lounge South Bank is 4 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station. The Library Lounge can be accessed via the main entrance to the London Marriott Hotel on Westminster Bridge Road. Alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above the London Aquarium. Valet parking is also available on site.

Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

Contact +44 2079028000
Reservations +44 2036417694

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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  • ((((* by from London

    Beautiful historic setting. Afternoon tea was fairly standard but the plentiful bubbles and lovely service, plus the view made it very special.

  • ((((* by from London

    Exceptional service. We requested a table for 4 by a window and on arrival was apologetically told there would be a few minutes delay whilst it was prepared. On arrival at our table all the tea options/flavour and aeomas were run through with us and our 'bubbly' flutes charged - and thereafter throughout our stay were maintained at the same level whatever the emptiness thereof!
    Sandwiches were rather average but the scones and cakes were very good.

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Afternoon Tea with unlimited bubbly is exactly what you get - could not fault the afternoon.
    The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and happy to accommodate our needs.
    We were originally on a long table but then asked to be moved to a round one as there were 5 of us, which they did without hesitation and which also gave a view over the Thames.
    The food was wonderful and plenty of it. We had 2 birthdays on our table and they made a special treat for them both.
    We loved it and would definitely recommend and definitely be back next year.
    Thank you all

  • ((((( by from High Wycombe, United Kingdom

    This was my second visit to the Library Lounge for their 'Unlimited Bubbles Afternoon Tea'. Earlier this year a friend treated me for my birthday and I enjoyed it so much that yesterday I took two friends for a Christmas celebration. The Marriott offers a super experience - the views are tremendous, of course; the food is fresh, tasty and plentiful, the bubbles truly are unlimited and the tea selection fabulous. Staff are attentive and helpful. It's a winner!

  • ((((* by from ESSEX

    This was a very nice present for my mum for her birthday. The staff were lovely very polite and we really did enjoy our visit.

  • ((((( by from Marriott

    Amazing experience...was the third time i have been and they made it very special for my mums birthday!

  • ((((( by from London

    delightful afternoon, wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue.

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely tea with Prosecco, glasses filled promptly! Excellent selection of teas presented to smell and peruse at leisure beforehand.
    Beautiful relaxing surroundings with excellent view of Westminster.My only criticism would be that it would have been more welcoming to have a fire going in the fireplace on a bitterly cold day.

  • ((((* by from London

    wonderful view, beautiful ambience, sandwiches a little dry, sparkling wine was plenty, the teas were ok and the service was good, nice staff we will certainly come back

  • ((((( by from London

    Afternoon tea at The Library Lounge was a sheer delight and on the Bookatable deal exceptionally good value for money. The sandwiches, scones and pastries were fresh and delicious and our glasses were continuously replenished. The lounge was quiet and peaceful, with lovely views of Big Ben and the river. The staff were welcoming, friendly and charming. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended.

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