Banqueting House

Banqueting House Main Hall
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. Read More
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About

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.

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Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket: From £6.50 (USD8.56) per ticket
Child Ticket: Free
Concession Ticket: From £5.50 (USD7.25) 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.

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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. Call to confirm afternoon visiting.

Venue Details & Map

Banqueting House

Address
The Banqueting House
Whitehall
Westminster
London
SW1A 2ER
Telephone:
+44 (0)844 482 7777
Email:
Website:
http://www.hrp.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: Westminster/Embankment Train: Charing Cross

Facilities & Accessibility

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Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Information available in audio format
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
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
Access Inside Building Facilities
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Indoors
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Private Dining
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Offers charity rates
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Civil Partnership licence held
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Repeat visits

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