The Banqueting House – What to see and Tickets

Opening times

Monday – Sunday: 10.00-17.00.

Closed Bank Holidays and 24 December – 1 January (inclusive). 

Children under 16 are free of charge.

Tickets can be found here

The Banqueting House is on the corner of Horse Guards Avenue and Whitehall,  immediately opposite Horse Guards Parade.

The Banqueting House is a stunning creation from architect Indigo Jones and has been considered to be the first example of Palladian design to appear in London. The Banqueting House is a historic building which was constructed to host grand parties.

Westminster Palace is a building in Westminster, London and the home of English monarchs from 1530 to 1698. It is important in English history as the first building completed in neo-classical style.

Banqueting House has a lot of decorative features that date back over 300 years. It was originally constructed to be an extravagant venue but due to the popularity of these lavish decorations, the owners were forced to stop hosting large events.

Ruben’s canvases are, in my opinion, some of the best on offer. I’ve seen many of his paintings across the famous Banqueting Hall ceiling and they tell a beautiful story. This painting would have been one of the last things King Charles I saw before being led outside to be executed.

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