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Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the history of the British Royal Family at Banqueting House, the only section of the Palace of Whitehall still standing following a savage fire in the 17th century. See where Charles I was beheaded after being convicted of high treason, admire impressive artworks by Rubens, and learn more about the construction of the opulent building and the parties that once took place there. Upgrade to also include entry to the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.
  • Admission to Banqueting House, the only remaining building from the old Palace of Whitehall
  • See the site where Charles I was beheaded after the English Civil War
  • Visit the banqueting hall, which hosted royal entertainment
  • Admire the ceiling paintings by Flemish master Sir Peter Paul Rubens
  • Learn about the history of the British monarchy and the Palace of Whitehall
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Departure Point

Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace Whitehall Horse Guards Avenue, London SW1A 2ER England

Departure Time

4/1/2020 - 2/28/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Once the lead passenger name has been added this cannot be changed. Please bring a form of identification that matches the Lead Traveller name on your ticket, with you on the day of your visit, as this may be checked before entry is allowed
  • Please note: The banqueting House is mostly open all day but on odd occasions it may close slightly earlier for evening event. Customers are to check opening times if they are visiting after 1pm
  • OPERATED BY Historic Royal Palaces

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London .

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Beautiful sight,when you have time...
Andrea L
, May 2017
Beautiful sight,when you have time left,go and see it!
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Fascinating history but make sure you...
Charlotte R
, Sep 2016
Fascinating history but make sure you get the audio guide. Bean bags on the floor let you relax and enjoy the beautiful art on the ceilings while listening to the narrator on the guide. Allow 1 hour. Enjoy!
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Great and historical last remaining...
John L
, Aug 2016
Great and historical last remaining portion of Whitehall Palace. Audio Tour also helped in the understanding of the downfall of King Charles I. This knowledge helps in the understanding as you go through the other varied London Palaces an Castles. Go here early in your stay.
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Brilliant experience- being there...
Helen W
, May 2016
Brilliant experience- being there gives you a sense of history and occasion when the Hall was and is still used today for Royal and other events. I arranged our tickets for this on line and it was well worth the ticket price and experience. We found the initial introductory video very informative and a historical taster for what followed. The front reception and the shop gentlemen were welcoming and helpful with our questions. The tour of the main hall was made so brilliant because you are supplied with a hand held telephone like gadget with button press commentary sections which take you at your own pace through the history and explain what you are about to see and look closer at in stages. The centrally placed room mirrors allow you to see and photograph the ceiling paintings in more detail. But the addition of floor beanbags are just fab to relax and listen to the commentary and view and/or photograph the ceiling paintings.The ceiling of the Banqueting House is the only surviving painting still in it's original place by Rubens. One of Ruben's most famous its depicting 3 main themes of scenery. It was commissioned by King Charles Ist and was probably his last sights before he was beheaded on a scaffold outside the building in 1649.The canvasses were painted earlier by Rubens and installed in the hall in 1636. The three main canvasses depict The Union of the Crowns, The Apotheosis of James I and The Peaceful Reign of James I.Altogether a very informative visit and a real historical treat and one highlight from our London tours.
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What a gem Banqueting House is. The...
Sally S
, May 2015
What a gem Banqueting House is. The ceiling is covered in paintings by Rubens. There are bean bags scattered around the hall so the visitor can look at the ceiling while listening to the audio accompaniment. Well worth a visit.
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The Banqueting hall is beautiful but...
Allen B
, Apr 2015
The Banqueting hall is beautiful but they did not have us on their lists and knew nothing about the pass for other sights. Thankfully we had our printout and were able to get in to the hall and Hampton Court without having to pay again.

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