Banqueting House

img_2936The historicism building located halfway between Trafalgar Square and Parliament is the Banqueting House. Perhaps one of the best known features of the Banqueting House is the Rubens ceiling which dates to 1636 under Charles I. Beanbags scatter the floors allowing visitors the opportunity to lie down and gaze up at the intricate ceiling panels which depict scenes such as the Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland, the Apotheosis of James I and Minerva Spearing Ignorance. What a relaxing way to see the work of a great master.

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