Hire The Undercroft, Banqueting House (SW1A 2ER)

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The intimate atmosphere of this vaulted space offers guests a pleasant complement to the soaring, majestic Main Hall. Once enjoyed as a drinking den by King James I and his riotous, party-loving courtiers, it still serves as a wonderful space for drinks receptions and late night parties.

The Stuart Kings occasionally used the Undercroft to escape public life. It was often used for gambling during the reign of Charles II. Diarist John Evelyn described one unlucky evening in 1664 where he, as well as 'the King, Queen-Consort and Queen Mother', won "only a trifle".

Fully airconditioned and located on the ground floor, this space is a blank canvas with its white walls and low arches. Often used for pre-dinner drinks receptions or aftershow parties, you can make it your den for the evening!

Event hire capacities for The Undercroft, Banqueting House

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 380
Seated Lunch 120
Seated Dinner 120
Dinner/Dance 60
Theatre Style 80
Cabaret Style 40
Seated lunch/dinner 120

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

  • Natural daylight
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Wedding licence
  • Dancing permitted
  • Live bands permitted
  • Asian catering
  • Kosher catering
  • Live bands permitted


  Nearest tube stations

Charing Cross, Westminster, Embankment

  Nearest airports

London City (7.2 miles), London Heathrow (15.1 miles),