Follow the coronavirus guidance for London.COVID-19 information

Banqueting House

Banqueting House Main Hall
Book Now Visit now to explore without the crowds
This revolutionary building was created for court entertainments, so imagine yourself as part of the dazzling company of courtiers who danced and drank beneath the magnificent Rubens' painted ceiling.
Website Premium Member


Created by Inigo Jones, the Banqueting House was the first building in England to be designed in a Palladian style and was finished in 1622 for James I. It is most famous for the execution of Charles I, which took place there in 1649.

Throughout its history, the Banqueting House has played host to parliamentary receptions, investitures and ennoblements, all of which took place beneath the breathtaking canvases of Peter Paul Rubens. During your visit, explore the Undercroft, originally designed as a drinking den for James I and a place where he could escape the rigours of public life.

This content has been supplied by Banqueting House

Book Now Visit now to explore without the crowds

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket From £7.50 per ticket

Concession is for full time student 16 and over and over 60s. Children up to 15 years are free of charge. All prices are exempt of VAT.

This content has been supplied by Banqueting House

Opening Times

Daily (except Thursdays): 10.00-13.00. Closed: 24, 25 and 26 December and 01 January. Banqueting House is closed to visitors on Thursdays. Concession price includes students. Banqueting House opens in the afternoons when no evening events are scheduled. C

Venue Details & Map

Banqueting House

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, Westminster
+44 (0)844 482 7777
Public transport:
Tube: Westminster/Embankment Train: Charing Cross

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Accessible Communication Facilities
Information available in audio format
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Private Dining
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

TripAdvisor Reviews


Traveller Rating:

Based on 642 reviews

Loading reviews for Banqueting House

Look for similar items by category