Historic Royal Palaces
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check our upcoming planned closures.
Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand on the spot of Charles I's execution, just outside Banqueting House.
Experience James I's breathtaking Banqueting Hall, created in 1622 as a venue for extravagant Jacobean entertainments.
Get an artists' eye view of Rubens' ceiling, down to the level of individual brush strokes added during its creation in the 17th century.
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
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
10:30 and 12:00
Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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
Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.
See images of James I and Charles I among the important collection of art and sculpture at Banqueting House.