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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House

Essential information for visiting Banqueting House

Banqueting House closure

Banqueting House is now closed for a period of essential re-servicing, conservation, and maintenance work and we expect to re-open in 2025.

A set of nine large painted panels depicting a mythological story of a King, framed in gold.

Discover Banqueting House

Explore Banqueting House, the survivor of the Lost Palace of Whitehall, with Google Arts and Culture. Browse highlights from the palace's turbulent history and discover the magnificent Ruben's Ceiling up close. 

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Banqueting House

  • Things to see

Banqueting Hall

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

  • Closed
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Charles I’s execution site

Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand on the spot of Charles I's execution, just outside Banqueting House.

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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Art and sculpture

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

  • Closed
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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