Banqueting House - Admission

"The Banqueting House was built in 1619-22 and originally formed part of Whitehall Palace, then the sovereign's main residence. It is now all that remains of the palace, which was destroyed by fire in 1698.

The Banqueting House was the scene of the only execution of an English monarch, that of Charles I in 1649."


- the magnificent Rubens ceiling commissioned by Charles I

- the Palladian splendour of the Main Hall designed by Inigo Jones

- the Undercroft, originally a drinking den for James I, today it houses a small exhibition and video presentation

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