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Banqueting House

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This revolutionary building, the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones, was finished in 1622 for James I. Intended for the splendour and exuberance of court masques, the Banqueting House is probably most famous for one...more
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Whitehall Palace Whitehall | Horse Guards Avenue, London SW1A 2ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The paintings on the ceiling are truely a masterpiece. It's worth a visit. I am wondering how it's like in the evening when the banquet starts. It must be amazing. We wish we could attend one of the banqueting events like the Queen sharing a...More

Thank Hereandther
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm impressed by the Banqueting House, the only remaining structure from the Whitehall palace fire. The ceiling is amazing and you can still see the original colors at the entrance end of the ceiling. The beanbags are a great touch, and I was so comfortable...More

Thank shark1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Banqueting House recently having previously only seen it on TV, & the reality is far more impressive. We began, in the Undercroft, by watching an interesting video presentation which gives background information on the development of Whitehall in general, & the evolution...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One step away from the hustle of central london into a wonderful slice of history. Great video to start off proceedings and then the amazing artwork with the great wee Audio Guide. It also has amazing toilets :)

Thank DougieQT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is almost opposite Horse Guards Parade. It is a really interesting building and the Banqueting Hall is absolutely beautiful. When you arrive you can have an audio guide which is very informative and there is also a video shown giving the history of...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a visit easy to fit in if you are in the area, as it is mostly one large room to view. Beautiful ceilings, it is the only part that survived the fire that destroyed the Whitehall Palace, so therefore rich in history.

Thank OJG2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fairly late addition to our London itinerary, but it proved to be one of the highlights of the whole trip. The only surviving element of the famous Whitehall Palace, it is beautifully restored but somewhat overlooked. The vast 17th century Rubens paintings...More

Thank KBKansas
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Although it may not seem much it is quite a good place to vist.You receive a free audio guide which is excellent and brings the visit alive

Thank Allan S
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Located right in the centre of Whitehall, an easy to reach little treasure. The house is the only remaining part of the Palace of Whitehall, the rest was destroyed in a fire. It is a small building, purpose built for holding banquets only. Doesn't take...More

1  Thank Patric H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Well worth a visit to see this remaining room of Whitehall Palace. The Reuban ceiling is fabulous and staff very friendly and informative. I would like to say a special thank you to Amie who has gone over and above her duties for me.

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RonG3
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely no problem the frescos and paintings are incredible in fact they have mirrors on the floor to picture ceiling. Well worth visit
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brenyong
September 1, 2016|
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Response from swb01 | Reviewed this property |
We used the London pass but there was no line it only took a couple mins to visit and there were only a few people inside. So I would recommend just purchasing entry once you arrive.
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