of the Banqueting House
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.
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.
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House that was used for entertaining friends by James I.
Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' masterpiece in its original setting. Rubens' ceiling canvases are the crowning glory of Inigo Jone's Banqueting House.