Get swept back to the Middle Ages with this superb London Medieval Banquet. Enjoy a 4 course feast served by staff in costume, and enjoy authentic medieval entertainment as you dine!
- London (London)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This medieval banquet in central London will take you back in
time for a truly memorable dining experience. Enjoy a feast of
rustic fare, accompanied by some authentic medieval entertainment.
The medieval banquet hall is located in the heart of historic
London, right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
During the banquet you will join King Henry VIII and his court of knights, magicians, jesters and jugglers, troubadours, contortionists and minstrels, for a slap-up 4-course feast that includes wine and ale served by the ‘dancing wenches’! The ambience is well and truly set with musical performances that channel the Medieval and Renaissance courts of Europe from the 12th - 16th centuries. As if all this weren't enough, you will be treated to reenactments of sword fights!Once everybody is seated, the two hour show will begin and you will enjoy a freshly prepared 4 course meal, including smoked meat platters, roasts, and seasonal dessert. Of course, as you would expect from any Medieval feast worth its weight, there will be 'dancing wenches' serving wine and ale throughout the meal.
Doors open at 19:15 (17:30 on Sundays), and the show begins shortly thereafter. There is a short disco after the show for those of you who can't get enough!
Costume hire is available on the night, for an additional £10.
The Medieval Banquet Hall is open from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the year, however bookings are not available for the Christmas period between 30th November 2017 to the 26th December 2017 and will reopen on the 27th December 2017. It will not be available on New Years Eve too.
All you need for this one is an empty tummy!
This Medieval Banquet can cater for vegetarian and other special dietary needs (including Halal and Gluten-free) - you'd simply need to notify the centre upon making a booking.
Experience Duration: 04:00
Time at Venue: 05:00
From Wednesday to Saturday, the doors open at 19:15. Show starts
at 19:45, and finishes at 22:00. A disco then continues until
On Sunday the doors open at 17:15, and the show runs from 18:00 until 20:15. The disco will finish at 21:30.
Participants: The Medieval Banquet In London is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
Non paying guests are not permitted to attend this experience.
There is no dress code. Most diners wear smart casual, and many hire costumes at the venue for an additional £10.
This experience will not be affected by the weather.
On the road again! This time myself and Elliot were headed to London for a Medieval Banquet experience, something neither of us had done before, so we were in a state of excited anticipation. Arriving at Tower Bridge, we were already feeling the sense of a bygone era by walking past the Tower of London, and it was only a short distance further to the venue, located on St. Katherine’s Docks. The Banquet Hall was situated underground, in a huge, cavernous room that was decorated beautifully. There were suits of armour, chandeliers, rough brick pillars and long wooden tables. I was surprised at the size of the place, if I had to guess I’d say there were seats for about 300 people!
We were shown to our seats by the friendly hostess, or ‘wench’ as we were supposed to refer to them as. Immediately, Mr. Cuza the Director came to greet us, and helped us with setting up the cameras and where to get the best shots, before generously offering us a bottle of wine. Such an accommodating attitude, we were very impressed.
Once everyone had purchased drinks and were settled in their seats, the first round of entertainment began. The tables were set along the edges of the room, with a large space in the middle for the performers. First out was the King, who explained some of the rules of the evening, such as only calling the waitresses ‘wench’ and banging the tables instead of clapping. Calling someone ‘wench’ felt a bit rude at first, but you’ve got to get into the spirit of things! The King and Queen proceeded to sing a medieval tune, while dancers and jugglers performed around them, and the wenches brought the first course.
We ate parsnip soup with bread while Medieval music surrounded us, and got acquainted with our neighbours, who made the effort to dress up! The next performance was a spectacular aerial hoop show, that the dancer performed three times so guests could see from all corners of the room. The professionalism of the staff was astounding, they never broke character and kept making hilarious comments about our camera equipment. One of the knights even treated us to a magic trick! The second course was a delicious smoked salmon parcel with salad for me, and a vegetable tart for Elliot.
As people drank and became steadily more merry, the wenches would invite people up to the performance area to do some Medieval dancing, which was pretty amusing to watch! The dancers kept dancing, the jugglers kept juggling, and the wine kept flowing, so it was safe to say we were enjoying ourselves!
The main course came in a big hot pot that we helped ourselves to, picking a large piece of moist chicken served with potatoes, sausage balls and vegetables. After the food, a dancer came on to perform a very bendy hula-hoop routine, which was incredible! We were all very impressed with the level of entertainment, not at all tacky or amateur. We were also treated to a brilliantly choreographed sword fight between a few of the knights, which got the crowd cheering and booing for their favourite.
The dessert was a slice of delicious spiced apple pie, and a mince pie with boozy cream (because we obviously hadn’t had enough). The food overall was very good, the mince pie at the end was a lovely bonus, and everything was presented beautifully. Once the tables were clear we all got up for the disco, and danced the night away! Or at least until 11:30, when the night finished. Altogether it was a fantastic night, Elliot and I had an absolutely brilliant time and can’t thank Mr. Cuza and the wenches enough, the staff were incredible, the food was delightful and the entertainment was oustanding – a truly magical Medieval night!
Medieval Banquet In London