From 22 February to 18 April 2018 the Banqueting House will be closed to the public for planned conservation work.

Banqueting House

Experience royal drama and splendour

Experience royal drama and splendour

Our monument, your moment

Celebrate your love at the magnificent Banqueting House

James I's great hall at is a superb venue for extravagant entertainment.

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Things to see Highlights

1 hour

Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' masterpiece in its original setting. Rubens' ceiling canvases are the crowning glory of Inigo Jones' Banqueting House.

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Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand at the spot where Charles I's execution took place, just outside Banqueting House.

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Highlights Things to see
The Banqueting House, Whitehall. West elevation

The Execution of Charles I

Charles I was convicted of treason and executed outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall on 30 January 1649

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