Huge crowds flocked to make crowns, try on costumes, colour our patchwork Rubens ceiling or pick up a free history booklet at our Banqueting House marquee at the annual West End Live event in Trafalgar Square.
1,500 crowns were made (people were asked to create a crown fit for Charles II, who didn’t have a crown when he was welcomed as King at the Banqueting House).
1,300 books and booklets about the Banqueting House were given away.
600+ people tried on robes and sat on our throne (inspired by the scenes of James VI&I on the Banqueting House ceiling).
192 patches were coloured on four colour-in versions of the stunning Banqueting House ceiling by Peter Paul Rubens.
1,480 ‘I love the Banqueting House’ stickers were given away.
In total 4,500 people of all ages and backgrounds visited our marquee. It was a great opportunity to take the stories of the Banqueting House to a wider audience, at an event in its local borough, and one which attracts people not just from Westminster, but across London and, of course, from around the world.