Banqueting House

Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER
The imposing building of Banqueting House has a history as rich as its opulent décor. Since its completion in 1662, Banqueting House has been used by Kings and Queens of England to lavishly entertain, impress and receive guests. It was once a part of Whitehall Palace, but a fire destroyed the rest of the palace in 1698 and Banqueting House is all that remains. Today it is one of the finest event venues in the UK.

Rooms in Banqueting House

  • Main Hall

    • 500
    • 380
    • 400
    • 380
    Charles I commissioned Rubens to paint the magnificent ceiling in the Main Hall and this grand and versatile venue is perfect for banquets, conferences and dinners. However, it wasn’t so perfect for King Charles in the end - he was executed here in 1649.
  • The Undercroft

    • 380
    • 120
    • 60
    • 120
    The Undercroft was a favourite haunt of James I. His private drinking den is wonderfully atmospheric for drinks receptions or a candlelit dinner.