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Open Day

Visit Banqueting House for our Final Open Day before the palace closes for essential conservation and maintenance work. 

  • Sunday 19 May
  • 10:00 - 16:00. Last admission 15:30.
  • Banqueting House
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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Guided Tours

Discover the historic Banqueting House on a guided tour.

  • 05 May 2024 (sold out)
  • Tours take place 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00
  • Banqueting House
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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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.

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

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

  • Open for guided tours on specific dates
  • Banqueting House
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Inigo Jones' architecture

Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.

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

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

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

Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.

  • Open for guided tours on specific dates
  • Banqueting House
  • 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.

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