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Duke of Wellington Square

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apsley house • hyde park corner • english heritage • buckingham palace

51 Duke Of Wellington Ave.
London S E18, GB
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  • Photo of Nanc88
    2 months ago
    Very good history display and great views from the top of the arch. The tour guy was such an enthusiastic man. Made it worth while!
  • Photo of aramis
    2 months ago
    Wellington Arch, located on the roundabout at Hyde Park Corner, is one of London's best known landmarks. We only recently became aware that you could go inside, and ascend to the upper viewing area, and as English Heritage members this was free. Non-members can also enter, but it then costs about £5.00 per adult. The arch has a chequered history, originally built in the early 19th century as an entrance to Buckingham Palace estate, it was re-located to its present position around 1880. A huge statue of the Duke of Wellington was placed on the top in 1846, and this was replaced by the Quadriga charioteer in 1912. At one time the arch was used as a local police station, and you can see the original police office during your visit. Fortunately we chose a nice day, so there were good views from the top. There's a steep spiral staircase, which we used to go down, but we used the lift to go up. The nearest Tube station is Hyde Park Corner, on the Piccadilly line, and of course there's no parking. The Duke of Wellington's former London home 'Apsley House' is just across the road, and we visited both. A joint ticket for both locations costs about £10.00 for non-members of English Heritage.
  • Photo of 492nicd
    3 months ago
    We popped along here after visiting Apsley House just across the road. Glad we did. We enjoyed looking at the views down the Mall and into the Queens back garden! Sad to say we didn't see her. Well worth a visit.
  • Photo of TeamWard
    3 months ago
    Its a Hidden treasure as I didn't know you could go inside and up out onto the top for some great views of London, great displays inside mainly about Wellington and the battles he fought in, all good and well worth a visit, very helpful staff.
  • Photo of BloggerJR
    3 months ago
    Very interesting history display and great views from the top of the arch. The guided tour was well worth the extra - never had such an enthusiastic guide who was great fun.
  • Photo of BigHugh51
    3 months ago
    While staying in London again, we had taken a long Sunday walk through the central part of the city. After strolling through part of Green Park and heading for Hyde Park Corner, we arrived at Wellington Arch. It was late in the afternoon and the arch was closed to visitors. Therefore, we had to make do with just viewing and appreciating the splendid architecture of the elegant arch constructed to commemorate the achievements of the Duke of Wellington. Despite the light not being the greatest, we still managed to spend a bit of time getting some nice photographs of this beautiful arch. Well worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in the area!
  • Photo of Squidhead
    3 months ago
    If you are interested in this period of British history, this is worth visiting. If not, you should visit it just to climb up and get the views. Unfortunately the day I went, part of it was being painted so I only was able to see the view on one side. I personally wouldn't put this as a "must see" on my list but that doesn't mean it doesn't have appeal for others.
  • Photo of CheekyLondon
    3 months ago
    We went here on English Heritage Membership - interesting displays and information with real Wellington artefacts. An outside terrace with views of London - worth a 45 minute visit. Helpful staff and a nice little shop!
  • Photo of Tharaka C
    3 months ago
    An impressive historical structure near by hyde park corner on the way to Buckingham palace. Can reach via tube to hyde park corner and little walk. Do not skip this stunning structure on your London visit, on your way to palace.
  • Photo of PavlH
    3 months ago
    The inside of the arch is divided into a number of floors, each of which has a display giving the history of the arch. When you get to the top you can go out and see the view from two sides. It was well worth the climb. You also get to see where the arch was moved from its original position about a hundred yards away.
  • Photo of wick1979
    3 months ago
    Beautiful arch and the statue on top is impressive. The horses are beautifully done. Not much to do just to drive or walk by but it's a beautiful monument.
  • Photo of Sallylonglegs
    3 months ago
    Came here specifically to watch the guards ride under the arch on their way back to the barracks. Staff couldn't be more helpful and offered interesting local information. The exhibition inside about Waterloo was really interesting too. All came foc as we have English Heritage membership.
  • Photo of KS&HC
    4 months ago
    A substantial memorial to the Duke but in a rather incongruous position in the middle of a large traffic roundabout so through the arch is not really coming from or going to anywhere without the traffic in the way. Still, impressive.
  • Photo of Peter W
    4 months ago
    This is an excellent monument to this great leader. Near Hyde Park Corner this is impressive. Need to access via the subway as now in the middle of a roundabout
  • Photo of Hoinara
    4 months ago
    We've met Weelington in many places in Europe. I saw his room in the village of Waterloo in Belgium, I could not visit this monument dedicated to the great historical character. For his fans is a must. We've met Wellington in many places in Europe. I saw his room in the village of Waterloo in Belgium, I could not not visit this monument dedicated to the great historical character. For his admirers is a must. It is located right in front of the Wellington Museum. Include it in the visiting program, it's great.
  • Photo of Colin E
    4 months ago
    Worth buying a ticket for both Apsley House and the Wellington Arch. The latter does provide some information on the Battle of Waterloo, not least that there were tens of thousands of soldiers involved with the battle, not just Wellington and Napoleon. Good to see that historians are still arguing about the impact of Blucher’s Prussians on the outcome of the war. There are also a few comments on the quality of the fighting forces, at this stage of the never-ending wars in mainland Europe there was a mixture of battle hardened soldiers and raw recruits. The Battle of Waterloo exhibits are on 3rd & 4th floors. There is also a few exhibits of the police station once located at the arch located on 1st floor. Although the arch looks impressive from the outside, the exhibit space is small, the staircase is narrow.
  • Photo of rayrest
    4 months ago
    Wellington Arch is located near to Hyde Park Corner and is a historical landmark in London to commenrate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic wars. The arch was built between 1826 and 1830 and has a bronze sculpture on top added in 1912. You can go inside and climb to the top for veiws. English Heritage site. £5 adults. Members free.
  • Photo of 69fredy
    4 months ago
    I had always admired the Arch whilst passing by but never realised there was more to it. The story & timeline of the Battle of Waterloo is brought to life in a remarkable way.
  • Photo of Trainbleu
    4 months ago
    As we had the whole of Hyde Park to explore we didn’t have the time to climb to the viewing platform or to visit the exhibition inside – we aren’t too keen on military history anyway - but it was nice to walk around the arch and to gaze up at the impressive quadriga on top.
  • Photo of S G
    4 months ago
    Probably the best little monument I've seen. Inside, they do an awesome job of giving you the history of the Arch and the Battle of Waterloo. From the top, you can get a great view of the Household Cavalry coming back from the Changing of the Guard. A must see for fans of Waterloo, Wellington or Napoleon.

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