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Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Essential information for visiting Banqueting House.

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

Before you travel, please check our upcoming planned closures.

Visit essentials

Facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Audio Guide Tours
  • Health and Safety advice

Accessibility

We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.

Due to limited lift access to Banqueting Hall, we advise that visitors with mobility needs contact us before visiting. Telephone: 020 3166 6155

Eating

There are currently no catering facilities managed by Historic Royal Palaces on-site at the Banqueting House. 

The local area has a number of dining options available within walking distance. 

Shopping

Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal venue.

Our shop offers everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15 people or more.

We offer reduced admission for group bookings.

School visits

We offer everything you need for the perfect educational visit.

Spaces are limited so book in advance.

You can include special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Discounted entry for groups of 15 or more, on-site supervision and meal deals are also available.

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Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see Highlights

Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Things to see

See images of James I and Charles I among the important collection of art and sculpture at Banqueting House.

Open daily

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)