British Sign Language talks

Offered to deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Offered to deaf and hard of hearing visitors

When

  • First Saturday of every month

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Join our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters in the Main Hall of Banqueting House to learn more about the history of this magnificent building.

Dates and times

Our interpreters will be in the Main Hall from 11:00 to 13:00 on the following Saturdays:

  • 01 December 2018
  • 05 January 2019
  • 02 February 2019
  • 02 March 2019
  • 06 April 2019
  • 04 May 2019
  • 01 June 2019

Our Hidden History talk (with BSL interpretation) will start at 11:30. The talks last about 10-20 minutes and the topic varies each month.

At other times between 11:00 and 13:00, our BSL interpreters will be available to interpret questions and the Handling Collection.

When you arrive in the Main Hall look for our BSL interpreter, who will be wearing a purple vest with 'BSL interpreter' on the back.

Important information

Please be aware that the lift to the Main Hall is not available on Saturdays.

Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to contact the Banqueting House team and inform them of their visit.

Banqueting House reserves the right to move or cancel planned BSL interpreter dates at short notice, although we will endeavour to avoid this wherever possible.

Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

1 hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Queen's Drawing Room, looking north through the doorway along the red-carpeted enfilade.
Tours and talks

Enjoy more of Kensington Palace by joining a British Sign Language (BSL) tour at no extra cost.

Selected dates - advance booking required

Kensington Palace

Free with palace ticket (advanced booking required)

Packed with fascinating history and colour photographs, ‘Discover the Banqueting House’ is the essential guide to your visit.

Official Banqueting House guidebook

Packed with fascinating history and colour photographs, ‘Discover the Banqueting House’ is the essential guide to your visit.

£4.99

Royal Beasts Lion tree decoration beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background

Royal Beasts Lion tree decoration

The Lion is a common heraldic symbol that signifies bravery, valour, strength, and royalty and traditionally is regarded as the king of beasts.

£14.99

Royal coat of arms tapestry cushion

Royal coat of arms tapestry cushion

This tapestry cushion depicts the Royal coat of arms which is the official coat of arms of the British monarch.

£50.00