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Whitehall Palace

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Banqueting House Entrance Ticket in London
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3 Aug 2018
“Rubens at its best”
1 Nov 2016
“Pleasantly surprised.”
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Whitehall Palace 1529 Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER, England
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

We got here as we had the HRP pass, and we are very happy we did! What's left of the Whitehall is the Banqueting House, the ball room with amazing pictures by Rubens, it is incredibly beautiful!

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We did not plan on entering the Whitehall Palace but as it was on our London Pass and we had some time we decided to go in. The paintings on the ceiling are beautiful and worth going to see if you love art. The guide...More

3  Thank SkipJack4
Reviewed 21 August 2016

To be honest I wasn't expecting too much but I was surprised. I especially liked the huge bean bags provided for you to use and appreciate the beautiful ceilings. This too enabled me to relax and listen to the excellent audio tour without distraction. It's...More

2  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Even if you don't know anything about art history, you can only be dazzled by the amazing, pompous, dramatique, moving, through and through baroque ceilings by the Flemish artists Peter Paul Rubens in what remains of this once impressive palace. Not enough visitors go there,...More

3  Thank MaryOfBurgundy
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Banqueting Hall is the only remaining part of the old Palace of Whitehall. A very small venue but worth the visit. There is a very informative video and the highlight – the magnificent Rubens painted ceiling. Bean-bag chairs are provided so you can lie...More

1  Thank Edward068
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Be careful , reviews directing you to Whitehall palace 1529 York place, will send you the wrong way. Follow historic palaces banqueting hall directions for stress free directions. Worth visiting too !

3  Thank Blackwater_13
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Whitehall Palace was once Europe's largest royal residence. It occupied land between Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, extending down to the Thames and across what is now Horse Guards Parade. Henry VIII was the first monarch to live here, followed by James I...More

4  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The Banqueting Hall: Hard to imagine the pomp and circumstances of this sumptuous space! The beauty of the Ruben paintings on the ceiling alone are worth the visit. You and the kids can play dress-up in actors' garb. Charles I was executed here for having...More

2  Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Henry VIII established Whitehall Palace to replace Westminster as his main residence in London. In 1698 the majority of the palace was destroyed by fire but the banqueting hall survived. The visit includes a video giving historical information about the building plus an audio tour...More

6  Thank Bact1940
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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