Banqueting House in London

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Designed and built in 1619-1622 by the Neo-Classical architect Inigo Jones, The Banqueting House is now all that remains of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign's principal residence from 1530-1698 when most of it was destroyed by fire. Renowned for its architecture and paintings (by Rubens, amongst others), the building is also famous for being the scene of Charles I's execution in 1649 at the end of the English Civil War.
Price: £4.00, students (with ID) and seniors (60+) £3.00, children 5-16 £2.60, under 5 free
Hours: M-Sa 10AM-5PM, closed Su, Bank Holidays and 24 December-1 Jan (inclusive); The Banqueting House is liable to close at short notice for government functions, telephone to check before you travel
Address: Whitehall SW1A 2ER
Directions: tube: Westminster
Phone: +44 870 751 5178
Url: http://www.hrp.org.uk/banquetinghouse/

Source wikitravel.org/en/London/Westminster