Visit England's last and greatest medieval hall, and one of Britain's oldest theatres.
The room is spanned by a large and sumptuously decorated hammer-beam roof and its walls are hung with Henry VIII’s most splendid tapestries, The Story of Abraham.
William Shakespeare’s company – the ‘King’s Men’ – performed for King James I over Christmas and New Year in 1603-4.
In the 21st Century the Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair, chaired an informal meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union in the Great Hall on the 27 October 2005, following in a noble tradition of royal and political entertainment.
‘Going up into the left wing of the palace one comes to an enormous hall with an arched roof made from some Irish wood which, so they say, has the natural property of keeping free of cobwebs.’ Baron Waldstein, tourist (1600).
Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.
21 (12pm tour sold out) and 27 July 2018
Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00
Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.
18 March (sold out), 15 April (sold out), 20 May (sold out), 17 June (sold out), 15 July 2018 (sold out)
Tower of London