Historic Royal Palaces
Before you travel, please
check our upcoming planned closures.
Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand on the spot of Charles I's execution, just outside Banqueting House.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.
Experience James I's breathtaking Banqueting Hall, created in 1622 as a venue for extravagant Jacobean entertainments.
Join us in the Main Hall of Banqueting House for our Hidden History talks, interpreted by our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters.
First Saturday of every month
Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.
2, 9 and 16 February 2019
Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00
Separate ticket (advanced booking required)
Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.
See images of James I and Charles I among the important collection of art and sculpture at Banqueting House.