Banqueting House in London, United Kingdom




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Photo by Moniek Bloks

The Banqueting House in London is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall, which was destroyed by fire in 1698. The Banqueting House is a 1622 addition to the original Whitehall Palace, which was first built around 1240.

Right now the Banqueting House is most famous for the execution of Charles I in 1649. He stepped out of a first-floor window onto a scaffold upon which he was beheaded. The actual window no longer exists, but the location is roughly above what is now the visitor’s entrance.

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The Banqueting House is currently under the protection of Historic Royal Palaces. It costs just  £6.00 to go in, which is quite reasonable.






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