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
What happened to Henry VIII’s great Whitehall Palace? What did the early Stuart kings do here, at the last remaining part of the palace - the Banqueting House?
While it was intended for play and masques, this building is more famous as the place of execution of King Charles I. Explore its colourful and turbulent history with Siobhan Clarke and climb to the viewing gallery (not open to the public) for a closer look at the magnificent Rubens ceiling – the only one of his works still in its original location.
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, these events have now been cancelled.
Those who have already booked tickets for this event will be contacted in due course. Due to the volume of bookings, please bear with us but rest assured we will get in touch with everyone.
We have not taken the decision to cancel these events lightly and would like to apologise for any inconvenience these cancellations have caused.
Discover books inspired by the palaces in our care, learn about fascinating periods of British history, including our official palace guide books, children's books and more.
In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.