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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 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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Reviewed January 11, 2011

This beautiful house situated at Hyde Park Corner is wonderful surprise to discover on your next trip to London. Across from the Wellington statue and Arch, Apsley House was the home of the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley. The Duke held large dinners here...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2010

No. 1 London is the address for this grand former home of the Duke of Wellington. Loved all the artwork, fascinating history, informative guided tour plus spent couple of hours looking around independently. Would definitely go back again.

Thank keelie1
Reviewed September 23, 2010

Easy to find, interesting display of all the dinner services and other things presented to Wellington in his time, plus nicely restored rooms, and great pictures. A good place to visit if you are interested in British history

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Reviewed September 3, 2010

I was not planning on visiting Apsley House, instead choosing Kensington Palace. Wrong choice. Kensington was dreadful, and certainly not what I would regard as a historic place in its present state. So I was very pleasantly surprised with Apsley House. For a start the...More

Thank C0lster49
Reviewed June 24, 2010

A mini stately home in London. Fantastic. So cheap to get in too. The audio tour is well worth doing. A cliche perhaps but a hidden gem in the heart of London. If you like history you will love it.

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Reviewed May 4, 2010

We visited this lovely house in April. This visit was one of our favourites because it was not heaving with visitors and had a mellow, timeless feel. The staff also stood out as being friendly and helpful. The audio guides that we were given on...More

1  Thank ChampagneDoberman
Reviewed October 19, 2009

This is not really a museum of Wellington but rather a museum of collections. It was made interesting by the free audio guide but to be honest there wasn't overly much to see apart from silverware and paintings. I think a museum about Wellington's life...More

Thank Elski201
Reviewed July 31, 2008

Excellent English Heritage property, with brilliant displays - the Portuguese silver tableware is fantastic. Friendly staff and great for adults and children. Brilliant covarage of Wellington's life in India, Portugal and his battles. Would help with a map of India and Portugal. But otherwise a...More

1  Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed August 23, 2006

Came here with the London Pass, so didn't pay the £5 or so entry fee. There is a good, free Audio guide included in the ticket. On the ground floor the rooms are less formal, but have a great selection of plate and dinner services....More

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Eric C
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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.
Eric C
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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