One of the great buildings of Whitehall which is an amazing building. It is not always open but do yourself a favour and find out when you can visit.
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That was on a Thursday afternoon (make sure you do check the website as it is frequently closed for events) so instead I visited today (a Saturday). While I'll never know how busy it would have been on a weekday afternoon, today was very quiet...More
Attended a private dinner at the Banqueting House. The inside of the house and the superb ceilings are well worth the trip. The banquet room was exquisite.
The only surviving in-situ painting by Rubens can be viewed here. Large bean-bag chairs are available to make viewing easier as well as mirror tables. Staff are very helpful.
Leaders who think that they are all powerful and don’t need to connect with their citizens should remember the fate of King Charles I who was executed in front of the Banqueting House in Whitehall at around 2pm on Tuesday, 30 January 1649. The Banqueting...More
I read some other person's review with wry amusement. "Some paintings", refers to Rubens' magnificent ceiling. This remaining element of what was once the largest Palace in Europe is steeped in Royal and Commonwealth history. The focal point must be the ceiling panels, the beanbags...More
Beautifully proportioned building with stunning ceiling. Start with viewing the 10-15 min introductory video before visiting the Hall. Very small shop. Not alot of time needs to be spent here.Tickets can be booked and bought in advance. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby.
Visited as part of day out in London. The ceiling is amazing and probably one of the overlooked masterpieces in London. The bean bags are a nice touch and allow you get a good vantage point while listening to the commentary. Visit and enjoy Peter...More
We visited this little gem thinking we would be there for a long time but to our surprise we came out after spending only 20/30 mins inside. That said it was worth it to see the spectacular banqueting hall and the 'Rubens' picture ceiling. There...More
The fact that Charles 1st was beheaded outside alone makes it worth a visit but it is more than that a glimpse of the old palace of Whitehall with its amazing ceiling. Not much to pay not long to visit and bang in the heart...More