Banqueting House opens late this Thursday

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15 May 17.00-22.00
Members go free

Enjoy a late night visit to the Banqueting House, a palace built for occasions of state, plays and exuberant court masques but which was later the scene of Charles I’s execution. Listen to our complimentary audio guide with a drink from the Undercroft bar as you walk under Rubens’ glorious ceiling. Try on the latest Stuart fashions, listen to free talks throughout the evening, design your own mask and meet his majesty, King Charles I.

More details

  • King Charles I will be here accompanied by a Royal Escort
  • Costumes available from the Stuart period to try on
  • Drawing Pads available for adults and children to draw their imaginary characters from the Stuart period also design your own mask
  • Bar available for drinks and nibbles inside the infamous James I drinking den The Undercroft
  • Photos with the King are permitted by the throne area
  • A range of free talks based on the Banqueting House will be run every hour
  • Gift shop open till 10pm
  • Free Audio guides available

6 thoughts on “Banqueting House opens late this Thursday

  1. Hello Mary, no need to book just come along with your membership card to gain admission.

  2. I am a member and I would like to bring a guest with me, can I purchase a ticket at the door?

    Many Thanks!

  3. Ref: 206614020417: I understand that this event will be held again in 2015, on Friday 15th May between 5 &10pm. Can we just turn up with our membership cards or should be book first?

  4. Hello Frank, yes this event is being held again this year. All you need is your membership card, any non-members will need to buy a day ticket.
    When: 15th May 2015 Where: Banqueting House, Whitehall Time: 17.00 – 22.00 Price: Members go FREE!

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