Tuesday, 15 November 2011

If You Do One OTHER Thing in London This Week…

Our NEW weekly slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.

All over London we find the fingerprints of history. A flake of the Roman London Wall, perhaps. A long disused gateway or portico here, a disembodied flight of stone steps there.

But nowhere is the fingerprint more grand than at the last surviving piece of the Palace of Whitehall, Banqueting House.

Designed by Inigo Jones and dating from 1622, its classical lines belie its bleak and gruesome history – in 1649 it was the scene of the execution of King Charles I.

Banqueting House is very near the end of the route of all the Westminster Walks operated regularly by London Walks – for more info on those, click HERE.

For more on Banqueting House, visit the website of Historic Royal Palaces HERE.


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