Member events at Banqueting House
Member-only tours of the Banqueting House
Date: 23 Sept, 15 and 21 Oct, 5 and 18 Nov, starting promptly in the Undercroft at 11.00 (all dates sold out, to be put on the waiting list please call 020 3166 6327)
What happened to Henry VIII’s great Whitehall Palace and what did the early Stuart kings do at the Banqueting House, its last remaining part? Although intended for plays and masques, this building is more famous as the place of execution of King Charles I. Explore its colourful and turbulent history with Siobhan Clarke and climb to the viewing gallery (not open to the public) for a closer look at the magnificent Rubens ceiling – the only one of his works in the world still in its original location.
Please note, Banqueting House is guaranteed to open from 10.00 until 13.00 Monday to Sunday, but we often close in the afternoon at short notice for functions and events. Please do check here or call 020 3166 6155/6154/6152 for upcoming closures and updates.