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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
+44 20 7499 5676
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Just to see the gifts Wellington received from grateful nations is amazing.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Making it through the traffic around the house is an adventure but worth it. The audio guide is excellent giving both factual label info and accounts by the present Duke of growing up in the house & family history.There is an elevator so it is...More

Thank 60gone
Reviewed November 27, 2011

On this visit to England, I purchased a visitors English Heritage pass, so I wanted to maximize the pass as much as possible. Apsley House is one of a few English Heritage sites in London and home to the Duke of Wellington. The museum is...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Loved the Apsley House. While visiting London with family, we had already see many of the big name attractions and were searching for something a little more unique. The Apsley House was a great find! The house itself is a beautiful piece of history, not...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

Originally the first place on London's map after paying a toll at knightsbridge to enter London from the West through the Wellington Arch, Apsley house is the home of the present 8th Duke of Wellington, however, it is his ancestor the first Duke and his...More

Thank georgegrimes
Reviewed October 23, 2011

This was a very good museum. We enjoyed seeing all the rooms set up as if we were back in that era. On the weekend we went to Apsley House, they had re-eactors from that period. My son is a Civil War Re-enactor so he...More

Thank Sage49
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Although I've lived in London for more than 40 years I'd never found the time to visit this remarkable house known as "Number One London". On Sundays it is free and the printed guide at £3.99 is most informative. The house, originally built by Adam,...More

Thank RosalindLondon
Reviewed August 3, 2011

My husband and I visited this site on 21 July 2011. Anyone with an interest in British history in general and the Regency period in particular will find this site highly worthwhile. Apsley House was the home of The First Duke of Wellington, one of...More

Thank 155011Harper
Reviewed August 3, 2011

My Mother and I decided to use our free entrance with the London Pass for a quick visit, feeling that if it wasn't interesting, we could just run through and leave. Instead, we spent two hours touring through wonderful rooms filled with fantastic paintings, history,...More

Thank Noricmom
Reviewed January 22, 2011

This was my first visit to this attraction and found it to be very interesting . It gave a good insight into the man his campaigns family friends without getting boring . The house is very special if in need of a good clean ,...More

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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