The Execution of King Charles I

Tour with Siobhan Clarke

Tour with Siobhan Clarke


  • 29 January 2020

Ticketing Information

Price: £15 


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Banqueting House at Whitehall was central to the Stuart dynasty, its magnificent painted ceiling by Peter Paul Rubens celebrating a monarch’s divine right to rule. Join Siobhan Clarke to learn more about the war between King and Parliament and the execution of King Charles I at the Banqueting House on 30 January 1649.

Find out what happened to the regicides – the men who challenged Divine Right and dared to kill a king.



Costumed guide tour by Henry VIII in Base Court
Tours and talks

Take an introductory tour with one of our costumed guides through the courtyards of Hampton Court Palace.

04 December - 22 December (except 05 - 09 December)

Hampton Court Palace

Weekdays at 11:00. Duration: 30 mins.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily (closed 18-29 November 2019)

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lifestyle:  Swarovski pearl and amethyst silver crown brooch (30169174).  Swarovski pearl silver crown brooch (30169174) embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals.

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The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.

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Front cover of the book 'The Ravenmaster - life with the ravens at the Tower of London showing a black raven on red background

The Ravenmaster - life with the ravens at the Tower of London

Find our more about the life of the Ravenmaster and the ravens at the Tower of London. The Ravenmaster is set the task to look after the birds, where legend has it if they were to perish or leave the tower the crown and kingdom will fall.