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Banqueting House

Experience royal drama and splendour

Experience royal drama and splendour

The story of Banqueting House

A Revolutionary Building. Spectacular Paintings. Royal execution site. Discover the dramatic story of Banqueting House.

Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see Highlights

Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.

Open daily

Things to see Highlights

Experience James I's breathtaking Banqueting Hall, created in 1622 as a venue for extravagant Jacobean entertainments.

Open daily

1 hour

Exterior of Banqueting House with Whitehall in the foreground under a blue, partially cloudy sky
Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

A bride and groom embrace below the Rubens Ceiling of Banqueting House, Whitehall

Our monument, your moment

Celebrate your love at the magnificent Banqueting House.

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