Please check our forthcoming planned closures before you visit. For more info

The Banqueting House will be closed to visitors all day on 19 July 2018. More info

Member-only tours of the Banqueting House

When

  • 21 (sold out) and 27 July (sold out) 31 July (sold out) 28 August, 31 August 2018
Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

Ticketing Information

Tickets are £15. There will be two tours available at 10:30 and 12:00, starting promptly in the Undercroft.

Please note: Tickets for this event can only be purchased online or over the phone. Event tickets cannot be brought in person.

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What happened to Henry VIII’s great Whitehall Palace? What did the early Stuart kings do here, at the last remaining part of the palace - the Banqueting House?

While it was intended for play and masques, this building is more famous as the place of execution of Kings Charles I. Explore its colourful and turbulent history with Siobhan Clarke and climb to the viewing gallery (not open to the public) for a closer look at the magnificent Rubens ceiling – the only one of his works still in its original location

 

Illustration of a young girl and a blue and yellow dragon with Kew Pagoda in the background on a wall in an exhibition space
Events Families

2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the new Here Be Dragons exhibition next to Kew Palace.

30 March - 30 September 2018

Kew Palace

Open daily

Dancers jump in various poses in front of the White Tower at the Tower of London
Events Highlights

Storm the Tower along with more than 150 performers for a spectacular collision of music and dance this summer, inspired by the communities of East London.

18 July - 22 July 2018

Tower of London

Daily at 19:30

The Triumphs of Caesar in the Mantegna Gallery of Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

See The Triumphs of Caesar, one of the great treasures of the Royal Collection, in the Mantegna Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

Written by Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, this book explores Hampton Court Palace's rich history.

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Written by Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, this book explores Hampton Court Palace's rich history.

£19.95