British Sign Language talks

Offered to deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Offered to deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Updated 12 June. As a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to close Banqueting House until March 2021. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. Please read our statement



Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Join our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters in the Main Hall of Banqueting House to learn more about the history of this magnificent building.

Dates and times

Our interpreters will be in the Main Hall from 11:00 to 13:00 on selected Saturdays. 

Our Hidden History talk (with BSL interpretation) will start at 11:30. The talks last about 10-20 minutes and the topic varies each month.

At other times between 11:00 and 13:00, our BSL interpreters will be available to interpret questions and the Handling Collection.

When you arrive in the Main Hall look for our BSL interpreter, who will be wearing a purple vest with 'BSL interpreter' on the back.

Important information

Please be aware that the lift to the Main Hall is not available on Saturdays.

Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to contact the Banqueting House team and inform them of their visit.

Banqueting House reserves the right to move or cancel planned BSL interpreter dates at short notice, although we will endeavour to avoid this wherever possible.


Information on how to book a British Sign Language tour at Banqueting House.

British Sign Language Tour Leaflet
Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see

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


Banqueting House

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The Queen's Drawing Room, looking north through the doorway along the red-carpeted enfilade.
Tours and talks

Enjoy more of Kensington Palace by joining a British Sign Language (BSL) tour at no extra cost.


Kensington Palace

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Hampton Court Palace

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