Discover the remnants of the Palace of Whitehall, former home of English monarchs, infamous execution site of kings and previously the largest palace in all of Europe. The Banqueting House is all that remains of the Palace of Whitehall, the principal residence of Tudor and Stuart monarchs from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire.
Today, visitors can still admire the spectacular carved and gilded ceiling that contains the nine paintings by the esteemed Flemish painter, Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
It was here, on a makeshift scaffold constructed outside on the pavement of Whitehall, that Charles I of England was executed on 30 January 1649: To this day, an anniversary service is held each year in the Banqueting House to commemorate his death.
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your E-ticket
The Banqueting House is closed on 25th & 26th December and 1st January
The Banqueting House will occasionally close early due to private events
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during regular opening hours, for up to 30 days afterwards. All dates are subject to availability, and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange
Admire the architecture of the great hall which was used as a venue for extravagant entertainment by the Royal Family
Visit the site where Charles I was beheaded
Gaze at the ceiling paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
Visit the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, used by James I for entertaining friends