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Banqueting House

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

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

Venue type: Indoor

From the feasting hall to a secret drinking den to the execution site, Banqueting House has stood behind centuries of history in the nation's capital, and now you can experience it for yourself.

Gawp at Rubens' painted ceiling, and imagine you're sitting with James I in his secret drinking hole, the Undercroft. After a long day of reigning over the kingdom, he could put his feet up in the beautiful vaulted basement filled with his favourite art and relax with his friends and a pint of his favourite tipple.

If you're a fan of architecture, you'll love what Inigo Jones has done with the place! The famed architect built Banqueting House in the 17th century after the buildings he saw in Italy inspired him to bring a bit of Italian flair to Great Britain.

However, Banqueting House has a solemn side. It was here that Charles I went to his death, wearing two shirts on that cold morning so he would not shiver and be thought afraid. You can visit the site of the scaffold even today.

If you want to get the kids interested in history, this place has it all — merry feasts, secret hideaway of kings, and where one of England's most famous monarchs came to a sticky end.

  • Learn lot’s about the history of the building
  • Enjoy the buildings beautiful architecture

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Not Available Parking Not Available

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

Adults: £6.00

Concessions: £5.00

Kids: Free

More Information

Eating information

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

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