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Learn about Charles I's execution at the Banqueting House for things to do in London

Published: Saturday 12th of January 2013

People looking for hidden historical gems for things to do in London should consider a trip to the Banqueting House - the site of King Charles I's execution.

The historical attraction has a new display surrounding the execution of the monarch, who was killed on January 30th 1649 on a specially-constructed scaffold outside the Banqueting House.

He spent his final few hours in Whitehall Palace saying goodbye to his family before stepping out onto a scaffold.

The exhibition will tell the story of events leading up to his execution through a series of banners.

Under the stunning full length portrait of the king by Daniel Mytens, a short, moving film will show his final few hours. He spent this time saying goodbye to his youngest children and saying his prayers.

Design enthusiasts will also be delighted by a trip to the Banqueting House, which is described as "Inigo Jones's masterpiece of classical architecture".

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Posted by Georgina Black

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