The Banqueting House, Whitehall, is the grandest and best known survivor of the architectural genre of banqueting house. It is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall, the residence of English monarchs from 1530 to 1698. The building is important in the history of English architecture as the first structure to be completed in the neo-classical style, which was to transform English architecture.Begun in 1619 and designed by Inigo Jones in a style influenced by Andrea Palladio, the Banqueting House was completed in 1622 at a cost of £15,618, 27 years before King Charles I of England was beheaded on a scaffold in front of it in January 1649.Download Download See more
Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
The last ticket is sold 45 minutes before closing time.
Closures come up at short notice. Please check the official website before visiting.
Children (under 16): free
Concessions (students, seniors over 60): £4.50
Official website http://www.hrp.org.uk/banquetinghouse/
Phone +44 20 3166 6155
Address Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER, UK
Coordinates 51°30'16.466" N -0°7'33.297" E