Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Banqueting House

Created by Inigo Jones, the Banqueting House was the first building in England to be designed in a Palladian style and was finished in 1622 for James I. It is most famous for the execution of Charles I, which took place there in 1649.
Throughout its history, the Banqueting House has played host to parliamentary receptions, investitures and ennoblements, all of which took place beneath the breathtaking canvases of Peter Paul Rubens. During your visit, explore the Undercroft, originally designed as a drinking den for James I and a place where he could escape the rigours of public life.

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