Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (last entry is 30 minutes before closing time)
Please note the Closing Time:
This revolutionary building, the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones and completed in 1622, was intended for the splendour and exuberance of court masques, the Banqueting House is probably most famous for one real life drama: the execution of Charles I which took place here in 1649 to the ‘dismal, universal groan’ of the crowd.
One of Charles’s last sights as he walked through the Banqueting House to his death was the magnificent ceiling, painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1630-4.
The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER
Nearest Train Station: Charing Cross
Nearest Underground: Westminster, Embankment or Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77A, 88 or 159
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