Banqueting House


Banqueting House

The last remaining building of the Palace of Whitehall.

Location: Whitehall

Description: The Banqueting House is the grandest example of the architectural genre of banqueting house, and the only remaining component of the original Palace of Whitehall, the residence of English monarchs from 1530 to 1698.

The remarkable Rubens ceiling is the only surviving in-situ ceiling painting by Flemish artist, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, dating from 1636. They depict The Union of the Crowns, The Apotheosis of James I and The Peaceful Reign of James I, and probably one of King Charles I's last sights before his execution outside here in 1649.

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Banqueting House

The last remaining building of the Palace of Whitehall.

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