The Banqueting House is the only remaining complete building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign's principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Designed by Inigo Jones for King James I (1603-25) and completed in 1622, The Banqueting House was originally built for occasions of state, plays and masques. The Banqueting House later became the scene of King Charles I's execution. Today The Banqueting House is a popular visitor attraction and one of the finest banqueting venues in London, playing host to many royal and society occasions.
This amazing venue is the only surviving building of Whitehall Palace, and still plays host to many society and royal and official events.