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The Banqueting House in London

Your ticket for the Banqueting House is for FREE and already included in your London City Pass!

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The Banqueting House (which has existed since the time of Queen Elizabeth’s reign) is considered to be one of the “secret tips” for all London tourists, and after a huge fire that occurred in 1698, the Banqueting House is now the only surviving part of the Whitehall Palace that still stands today. Here you can find not only a 400-year-old library, but also an impressive banquet hall with a massive ceiling painting by Peter Paul Rubens. The Banquet House is simply magnificent and highly recommended to visit! With the London City Pass, you will be able to enjoy FREE and preferred-access into the Banquet House!

Opening Hours of the Banqueting House in London

Monday to Sunday: 10:00AM–01:00PM  

The Banqueting House in London is open from Mondays to Sundays from 10:00AM–01:00 PM. The building of the Banqueting House itself is a well-sought out venue where events are often hosted. For this reason, opening hours can vary. If no events are being planned to take place, the Banqueting House in London could have free admission until 05:00PM on certain days. 

Admission Fees for the Banqueting House in London



Address of the Banqueting House in London

Address:
Whitehall
London SW1A 2ER
+44 844 482 7777 

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The Banqueting House is considered to be the top venue in London—many different events and banquets often take place at the Banqueting House. Because of its central location, you can reach other attractions, sights, and museums in London quickly and easily after your visit to the Banqueting House. 

Directions to the Banqueting House in London

Bakerloo Line to Charing Cross
District Line to Westminster or Embankment
Circle Line to Westminster or Embankment 

You can reach the Banqueting House in London easily and for FREE using Paris’ public transportation system. Simply use either the Bakerloo Line, District Line, or the Circle Line. If using the Bakerloo Line, get off at Charing Cross to minimize walking time. If you decide to use the District or Circle Line instead, we recommend getting off either at Westminster Station or at Embankment Station. 

Highlights of the Banqueting House in London

  • Impressive banquet hall with ceiling paintings 
  • Represents a milestone in the history of English architecture 


Attractions Near the Banqueting House in London

The Banqueting House in London is located to numerous other attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery or the London Library. If you cross over the Thames, you can already see the London Eye and arrive there within minutes by foot. The Banqueting House is located centrally in London and serves as a great gateway to other activities in the British capital. 

Architecture of the Banqueting House in London

The Banqueting House was built by Inigo Jones between 1619 and 1622, and the impressive ceiling painting was created by Peter Paul Rubens. The heart of the Banqueting House is its banquet hall, which spans 2 floors (without false ceilings). Just located adjacent to there is a beautiful gallery that is supported by Ionic columns. A bust still stands over the entrance of this gallery to commemorate the execution of King Karl I, which occurred right in front of the building. 

Experience the Banqueting House for FREE with the London City Pass and have your ticket for the Banqueting House already in your pocket before you depart for London!