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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

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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

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.

Performer during Long Live Queen James! event at Banqueting House

Enter the world of King James and his male favourites in this raucous, risqué and frankly fabulous adult evening event.

9 February 2018


19.00 - 23.00

Bust of Charles I at Banqueting House

Explore the history of Whitehall Palace and the reign of Charles I at Banqueting House and continue the story at Buckingham Palace on a royal art study day

02 February 2018

Tours and talks Events
Banqueting House's stone front architecture as it undergoes conservation

Whitehall was known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture - find out more about what remains within Banqueting House.

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