Visit the only surviving building of the old Palace of Whitehall. Marvel at the dramatic ceiling by Rubens celebrating the reign of Charles I ... then see the place where in 1649 Charles was executed.
A history of the Banqueting House's development and a timeline of some of the palace's most significant events.
Explore 'Palace people' for profiles, stories and little-known facts about some of England’s famous monarchs and characters associated with Banqueting House.
Visit the 'Historic hotspots' where dramatic events in the history of Banqueting House unfolded:
Visit 'Palace highlights' and discover why these are not to be missed at Banqueting House:
Discover some of the palaces' treasures, both those on display and those in storage, through images, stories and films. Find out more >
What is your favourite event in the history of Banqueting House?
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