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Apsley House

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Address: Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
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This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke...

This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke of Wellington. It houses a fine collection of master art and silver objects, as well as the "Iron Duke's" wartime medals and battlefield orders.

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If you love history this house is a must see! Former house of the Duke of Wellington. Restrooms are down stairs, friendly staff, you have a listening device with ear plugs to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you love history this house is a must see! Former house of the Duke of Wellington. Restrooms are down stairs, friendly staff, you have a listening device with ear plugs to hear the history of the house. I enjoyed it very much. 👌

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A trip into the past to see some of the treasures that the Duke liberated during his waring days. Interesting to see his prestigious digs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

From its website, you’ll learn this place is ALL about Arthur Wellesley, better known to most of us Yanks as the Duke of Wellington. Your interest in that bit of English-French history will likely determine how much time you spend at Apsley. Just out the front door is Wellington Arch. Originally built as an entrance to Buckingham Palace, it later... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Standing in the Hyde Park Corner with its remarkable beautiful architecture and nice colours.. Its was the house of Duke and also know as london house number one

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Apsley House was built by Robert Adam and continues to be the London residence for the Wellington family. The address used to be No. 1 London and the family still reside on part of the first floor and basement, all of which are private and not accessible to the public. Wellington had many precious gifts and treasures bestowed upon him... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I enjoyed my visit to this home of the former Duke of Wellington and I found the audioguide very informative. The museum room is particularly interesting. Price of admission is quite reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

What an absolute treasure! This place is well worth a visit. Lots to see and some very interesting paintings too. We learnt more details about the Duke of wellington, a very interesting man indeed! Thank you Max for entertaining us with anecdotes that linked to some of the art work, you are a real asset to the staff team. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Easy to miss/overlook -- even the main door remains shut during its opening hours, but a friendly sign tells you to turn the knob and enter :) -- but well worth a visit, especially for those interested in history, military history and English history. I spent just over 2 hours here wandering around the various rooms along to the free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A fabulous evening event organised as part of Museums at Night with various expert talks presented in different rooms of the house. Worth paying the entrance fee but free if you are an English Heritage member. Will be going back to see the things we missed (ran out of time).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Duke of Wellington is one of our country's national heroes, so perhaps I was expecting a little too much. What there is, and there is plenty of it, is well presented, the staff are excellent, and I enjoyed my visit.

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