Updated 12 June. As a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to close Banqueting House until March 2021. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
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The execution of Charles I
Tried and sentenced to death for high treason
James I and Anne of Denmark
Generous, scholarly James and his cultured wife
A fabulously extravagant early 17th century court entertainment
Whitehall fire of 1698
The terrible fire that destroyed one of Europe’s finest palaces
The story of Banqueting House
Four hundred years of history and the site of a royal execution