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Returning to the Banqueting House for the third year, don't miss the pub quiz with a difference.

08 June 2018

Events

Doors open 18.00 with the event starting at 19.00

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

Open Daily

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

Open daily

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Bust of Charles I at Banqueting House

Explore the history of Whitehall Palace and the reign of Charles I at Banqueting House and continue the story at Buckingham Palace on a royal art study day

02 February 2018

Events Tours and talks

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

9 February (12.00 tour sold out), 10 February (both tours sold out)

Events Member only

Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House

Banqueting House is home to some important works of art and sculpture.

Open Daily

Things to see
Performer during Long Live Queen James! event at Banqueting House

Enter the world of King James and his male favourites in this raucous, risqué and frankly fabulous adult evening event.

9 February 2018

Events

19.00 - 23.00

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

Open daily

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1 hour

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House

Join Siobhan Clarke to learn more about the war between King and Parliament and the execution of King Charles I

27 January 2018 (sold out)

Events Member only

Two tours taking place at 10:30 and 12 noon in the Undercroft (sold out)

Banqueting House's stone front architecture as it undergoes conservation

Whitehall was known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture - find out more about what remains within Banqueting House.

Open Daily

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Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House that was used for entertaining friends by James I.

Open daily

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