Banqueting House

Westminster and St Jame's

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Banqueting House

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, Westminster
+44 0333 320 6000
[email protected]
Public transport:
Tube: Westminster/Embankment Train: Charing Cross



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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. The Undercroft was 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

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.

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Opening Times

Banqueting House is closed until further notice but is open for private events and weddings. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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
Catering Facilities
Private Dining
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
General Facilities
Free WiFi