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Apsley House

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Apsley House is internationally famous as the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington and his descendants. As such it is also a memorial to Britain’s triumph over the Napoleonic threat. It is also significant as a restored historic house, a celebration...more
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Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
Knightsbridge
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Reviewed yesterday

The house is full of wonderful objects, many of them gifts to Wellington who occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of the English. The works of art are fabulous, particularly the Waterloo Banquet. It is worth taking the time to read the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must visit this house on your trip to London. The art, furnishings and trophies are truly magnificent as is the building. Give yourself about one or two hours to absorb everything inside. Moving around is easy for most people but there are stairs.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This has to be a must go, the building is run be English heritage so go buy a pass for your trip, so much history. My husband would have stayed half the day.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in London 20 years, I've passed this place on the bus endless times and never really noticed it was there. It just doesn't have the profile of other central London sights - being besieged behind traffic doesn't help. But having had my interest...More

2  Thank VivaVauxhall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both the audio guide and the staff talk added a great deal to enjoyment of this experience. I think it also helped to go to Wellington Arch first to freshly appreciate his place in history. If you are interested in art, allow extra time to...More

2  Thank bolild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great house to visit. The audience visual is really good. Very interesting stories from one member of the staff. Lovely house.

1  Thank keithamara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an amazing place with lots of paintings and artifacts from Wellington's time. Lot's of history and information too. Take the included audio guide to get the best out of your tour.

1  Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facades that we admire today were created in the early 1800s after the famous Duke of Wellington, of Waterloo fame, acquired the house. A fascinating history of the times is within, especially accompanied by the informative audioguide. Over a couple of floors we saw...More

1  Thank permia
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I really did not know what to expect. I enjoy my visit to this historical building. It is not set up as a home. The only room is the glorious dining room. The table is set beautifully. I would have loved an invitation to dine...More

1  Thank jmcjcd
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I visited the house today with my family. What a waste of time. The lady at the cash, after buying the tickets, told us "you cannot take any photos" ok that is fine, but in the same sentence she continued " but you may purchase...More

1  Thank Martin d
MarcusCribb, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello, sorry you did not fully enjoy your visit. I must address the point about photography first, as you actually pass at least 2 signs outside stating that photography is not permitted inside. This is always emphasised at the admission desk so all visitors are...More

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Eric C
October 15, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Website states, No photography is allowed at Apsley House. Still worth spending an hour of two.
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Eric C
October 15, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid there are signs saying no.
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vichy
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Pukeko54 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours to do it thoroughly, but the audio guide can be moved on so if short of time can be done more quickly
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