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Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Exterior of Banqueting House with Whitehall in the foreground under a blue, partially cloudy sky
Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Still from the Gigapixel app at Banqueting House, which displays the Rubens ceiling in super close-up detail using new Gigapixel super-zoom technology. Showing close-up of The Apotheosis of James I
Things to see

Get an artists' eye view of Rubens' ceiling, down to the level of individual brush strokes added during its creation in the 17th century.

Daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Main Hall at Banqueting House with red canopy of state and the Rubens ceiling showing at one end
Tours and talks

Join us in the Main Hall of Banqueting House for our Hidden History talks, interpreted by our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters.

First Saturday of every month

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Events Member only

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

9 November and 30 November 2019, 15 February and 29 February 2020

Banqueting House

10:30 and 12:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

NEW Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Events Member only

Join Siobhan Clarke on a member-only tour to learn more about the war between King and Parliament and the execution of King Charles I.

29 January 2020

Banqueting House

11:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Banqueting House's stone front architecture as it undergoes conservation
Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Arches lit by candlelight in the Undercroft of Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Things to see

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

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)