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The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House tickets

Discover the events leading up to this moment in   the very place where history happened.  In more exuberant times this was a place where   courtiers danced, drank and partied beneath the breath­taking Rubens ceiling paintings.

This revolutionary building, the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones and completed in 1622, was intended for the splendour and exuberance of court masques. The Banqueting House is probably most famous for one real life drama: the execution of Charles I which took place here in 1649 to the ‘dismal, universal groan’ of the crowd.

One of Charles’s last sights as he walked through the Banqueting House to his death was the magnificent ceiling paintings by Peter Paul Rubens painted between 1630-­4.

Hidden, history talks – a range of short talks daily at 11.30hrs with our palace experts, included in admission to the Banqueting House.





The Banqueting House - Booking information

Ticket Delivery
  • Please take a printed copy of your confirmation email. 
  • Your confirmation email acts as your e-ticket. Ticket offices do not accept any form of digital or electronic tickets, therefore without a printed voucher you will be refused entry.
  • Please remember to bring along the credit card that you made the booking with for identification
    Please remember to bring student ID if you have purchased a concession ticket
  • The opening arrangements and the visitor route are subject to change at short notice. Please check before planning a visit.
Other Information
  • Although there is a time on your ticket, please feel free to turn up any time on the day of your booking
  • Opening times - 
    • Monday to Sunday 10:00-17:00
    • Last Admission 16:15

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The Banqueting House - Event information




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