Often cited as the first Neo-Classical style structure to be built in England, the Banqueting House was completed in 1622 at a cost of £15,000. 27 years later, Charles I was beheaded on a scaffold in front of it in 1649. This prestigious venue is the only remaining part of what used to be the Palace of Whitehall, which was home to the monarchy from 1530-1698. It is managed by Historic Royal Palaces, amongst the charity’s other unoccupied royal palaces. The Banqueting Hall is a fabulous event space for parties and corporate dinners and features a jaw dropping hand painted ceiling. Additionally, the vaulted Undercroft which was designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends makes a truly unique place for a party.
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