Whitehall Palace burnt down 300 years ago - the Banqueting House is the sole surviving part. Step across the threshold into the site of some of the most iconic and dramatic events in British history.
Once the largest palace in Europe, with over 1,500 rooms and 23 acres, Whitehall was larger than Versailles and the Vatican. It was once the main residence of British royalty and numerous nation-changing events happened within its walls. Your visit will recount stories of history where it happened - the execution of Charles I, marriages of Henry VIII, first performance of Othello. The House also includes an impressive collection of art by Rubens, Michelangelo, Holbein, Raphael and Da Vinci.
The newly-renovated structure incorporates new historical research and site-specific experiences. Get a sense the characters in this lost history and immerse yourself in the stories of these Tudor and Stuart worlds.