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Banqueting House

Discover a royal masterpiece and home of the Rubens ceiling

Discover a royal masterpiece and home of the Rubens ceiling

Banqueting House exterior under a cloudy blue sky

The story of Banqueting House

A revolutionary building. Spectacular paintings. Royal execution site.

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

Banqueting House

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

Banqueting House

Arches lit by candlelight in the Undercroft of Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see

Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.

Open daily

Banqueting House

Main Hall of Banqueting House with red canopy of state at the far end

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited access to our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafes and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

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.

Support us

We are a charity and there's several ways you can support us.

Become a member

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Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

Leave a legacy

Large or small every legacy is important to Historic Royal Palaces and makes a real difference to our work.