Member-only tours of the Banqueting House

When

  • 13 and 19 July, 17 and 30 August 2019
10:30 and 12:00 on 13 July and 17 August, 11:00 on 19 July and 30 August

Ticketing Information

Tickets are £15. Tours will start promptly in the Undercroft.

Please note: Tickets for this event can only be purchased online or by phone. Event tickets cannot be bought in person.

 

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

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 Kings 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.

 

A row of suits of armour and wooden horses statues in the Line of Kings Exhibition in the White Tower of the Tower of London.
Families Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tours and talks

Learn more about Henry VIII's favourite sport and get hands-on with the unique equipment in these 30-minute talks.

16-21 July 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Start times listed in the daily programme available upon arrival

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Real Tennis World Champion, Camden Riviere, competing in 2017 Real Tennis Champions Trophy at the Royal Tennis Court.
Events

See the favourite sport of Henry VIII played out on the historic tennis court at Hampton Court Palace.

15-21 July 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Packed with fascinating history and colour photographs, ‘Discover the Banqueting House’ is the essential guide to your visit.

Official Banqueting House guidebook

Packed with fascinating history and colour photographs, ‘Discover the Banqueting House’ is the essential guide to your visit.

£4.99

Royal coat of arms tapestry cushion

Royal coat of arms tapestry cushion

This tapestry cushion depicts the Royal coat of arms which is the official coat of arms of the British monarch.

£50.00

Royal Beasts Unicorn tree decoration is beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background

Royal Beasts Unicorn tree decoration

The Unicorn is a legendary animal that resembles a white horse with a spiralling horn and is one of the most important imaginary animals of the Middle Ages in which it was a symbol of purity and grace.

£14.99