The Banqueting House is the only complete surviving building of Whitehall Palace. The site of King Charles I execution in 1649, The Banqueting House was originally built for state occasions, plays and masques. During your visit you will be able to see Ruben’s ceiling, a magnificent piece of art and the only surviving in-situ ceiling painting by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. You will also be able to visit the vaulted undercroft of the Banqueting House, originally designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends! After your visit you will be perfectly located to explore other tourist destinations such as The Household Cavalry Museum and The Churchill War Rooms.Please note that the Banqueting hall closes at short notice so please check that it is open before visiting.
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