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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House

Essential information for visiting Banqueting House

Opening times

Banqueting House is available throughout the year for private hire and is open for guided tours on specific dates.

Book tickets for our guided tours.

Members-Only Days

  • Saturday 20 January 2024

Please present your valid Historic Royal Palaces membership card to gain entry. Pre-booking is not required.

Getting here

Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER

Visit essentials

We offer all the essential facilities for your visit.

  • Toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Health and Safety advice

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

Lift access to the Main Hall due to building works. There is no lift access to the balcony. We apologise for any inconvenience.

There are 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 residence and its iconic inhabitants.

Our shops offer everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online.

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

Interactive and enquiry-based sessions are available for all key stages Learning resources for use in the classroom are available on our website. 

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Banqueting House

  • Events

Guided Tours

Discover the historic Banqueting House on a guided tour.

  • December 2023 - February 2024
  • Tours take place 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00
  • Banqueting House
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see

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.

  • Open for guided tours on specific dates
  • Banqueting House
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • For members
  • Events

Members-Only Day at Banqueting House

Explore the Banqueting House, Whitehall at your leisure on this exclusive members-only day.

  • 20 January 2024
  • 10.00 - 16.00 (last entry at 15.30)
  • Banqueting House
  • Free
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