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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Banqueting House will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Visit essentials


We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Audio Guide Tours
  • Health and Safety advice


We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.

Due to limited lift access to Banqueting Hall, we advise that visitors with mobility needs contact us before visiting. Telephone: 020 3166 6155


There are currently no catering facilities managed by Historic Royal Palaces on-site at the Banqueting House. 

The local area has a number of dining options available within walking distance. 


Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal venue.

Our shop offers everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15 people or more.

We offer reduced admission for group bookings.

School visits

There are currently no school visit packages at Banqueting House Whitehall.

Learning resources for use in the classroom are available on our website. 

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Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see

Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.


Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Things to see

See images of James I and Charles I among the important collection of art and sculpture at Banqueting House.


Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)