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Banqueting House

London, Greater London, England

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  • Intricate detail in the interior of Banqueting House
  • Seating area at Banqueting House
  • Exterior of Banqueting House
  • Exterior of Banqueting House
  • Interior of Banqueting House
  • Interior of Banqueting House
  • Ariel view of the interior of Banqueting House
  • Exterior of Banqueting House
  • Detailed designs at Banqueting House

Attraction Information

  • Castles and Palaces icon Castles and Palaces
  • Landmarks icon Landmarks

Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, plus a royal execution site for a day full of historic discovery.

Banqueting House played host to kings like James I who would put his feet up with a tipple in the ‘Undercroft’ - his secret drinking den. Then there’s the tale of Charles I who was sent to death in these very halls after years of civil war. Accounts have it that he wore two shirts that morning so that he wouldn’t shiver on approaching the scaffold and be considered a coward.

The building alone is an impressive relic designed by famed architect, Inigo Jones in the 17th century. That is before you get inside and gawp at works from the golden age of painting by master of his craft, Rubens. His legacy has been installed throughout the hall and you could spend hours picking out detail, all the while picturing the many decadent nights spent beneath them.

  • Discover the feasting hall and a secret drinking den
  • Hear tales of historic Kings
  • Original works by famed artist, Rubens

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Whitehall, London, Greater London, SW1A 2ER, England

Contact

Click here to visit Banqueting House's website
020 3166 6155

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.

Pricing

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Adults from £6.50

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Eating information

Food and drink are not currently available at Banqueting House. There are however a wide range of food and drink outlets nearby.

Gift shop

Banqueting House has a gift shop.

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Banqueting House

London


Adults from £6.50
Kids from £0.00

Adults from £6.50
Kids from £0.00

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