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

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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Visit essentials


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


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


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 a walking distance from the site. 


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

We offer everything you need for the perfect educational visit.

Spaces are limited so book in advance.

You can include special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Discounted entry for groups of 15 or more, on-site supervision and meal deals are also available.

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

Open daily

1 hour

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

Open daily

Georgian Maid of Honour, in a party panic!

Unleash your competitive spirit and enjoy an evening of board gaming at the Banqueting House.

21 January 2018

14.00-17.00 or 18.00-21.00