Banqueting Hall, Palace of Whitehall
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Banqueting Hall, Palace of Whitehall

Whitehall Palace was built between 1514 and 1529 and acquired by Henry VIII for his main residence. Between 1622 and 1634 a new banqueting house was built to designs of Inigo Jones. By 1650 the Palace had become the largest complex of secular buildings in England. It was destroyed by fire in 1698, but students can still visit Banqueting House the last remaining part of the 17th century Palace.