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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
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We came here on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We are English Heritage members so entry was free. Good collection of paintings and artifacts to see. Very informative audio guide included. I learned many a thing about the Duke of Wellington. A good way to spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cars wizz past Apsley House, or No 1 London, as it's also known. I have to admit that, many years ago, I worked in an office (now demolished) on the other side of Hyde Park Corner and I used to pop in occasionally. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We used our National Art passes and gained free admission, which is always a good start. This relatively small historic house is charming and packed full of great art. The audio visual iPods are excellent and you can choose between general and expert levels. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TerryE107
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a surprisingly small and modest house for the Duke, but it is one of the few aristocratic survivors. A rather small amount of it is actually open. Nevertheless we spent over two hours such was the cornucopia of Wellingtonia, and the rooms that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank johnfareham
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We saw Wellington's dining table where he could sit with a large number of important people, then a larger room where a table sitting about 80 could be assembled. Women were not allowed to sit at the table but were allowed to stay in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ebbiecot
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We enjoyed looking around the Duke of Wellington's home. It was interesting looking at the minutiae of his life and to see so many beautiful artefacts and paintings. We very much enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've passed Apsley House many times but so glad I finally made a visit. From the stunning architecture outside to the breathtaking rooms inside this place is a real gem. The Waterloo room is absolutely WOW!!! There are many treasures and paintings to see, take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Pushti
Reviewed November 1, 2018

My journey here started with the cab driver saying thank you to me - he had driven taxis for over 20 years and had been waiting for someone to ask for "No.1, London" please! I had made his day. The house is fascinating and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JMP158
Reviewed October 31, 2018

How many times have I driven past this building? At last we managed to visit and it was fascinating. I definitely recommend a guide as there are so very many interesting bits of information and things to look at and, of course, you can ask...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Apsley House, also known as Number 1 London, lives up to its grand address. An imposing Georgian property on the edge of Hyde Park, it’s probably most famous for being the London home of the first Duke of Wellington. Inside there are a series of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
October 15, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid there are signs saying no.
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