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Contrasting to the Main Hall above, the Undercroft of Banqueting house was designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends and was used for riotous parties and gambling. Its vaulted space provides a perfect ambience for pre-dinner drinks, atmospheric after parties and it's neutral colours make it perfect for branding and colour washes. The undercroft can be hired either by itself or in addition to the Main Hall above. Banqueting house is closed on Thursdays allowing for all day builds and set ups for large events, alternatively it can be used for luxury conferencing and daytime events.


  • Wifi
  • Air cooling
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen available
  • Toilets
  • Wonderful space
  • Central Location in Whitehall
  • Full day access available
  • meet and greet security staff
  • pinspot lighting in main hall
  • Rubens Ceiling
  • Tables and Furniture available

 Food And Drink

  • Recommended catering list available
  • Recommended caterers only


  • Licensed until 1am
  • Wedding licence


  • 120 Dining
  • 380 Reception
  • 150 Wedding


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 380m2 (4090ft2)
  • Disabled Access
  • Banqueting House
  • Whitehall
  • London
  • SW1A 2ER

More about  Banqueting House

Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is a dazzling historic venue in the heart of London. Designed by Inigo Jones for James I in the Palladian style, it is one of England's earliest Classical buildings. Your guests will walk in the footsteps of royalty as they enjoy their event under the magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. With its glittering chandeliers and soaring pillars, it is an ideal setting for dinners, receptions and award ceremonies. Underneath the Main Hall is the atmospheric vaulted Undercroft suitable for more intimate dinners.

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