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Wellington Arch

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Address: Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner | Knightsbridge, London W1J 7JZ, England
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Classic archway with an interesting exhibition about the Battle of Waterloo

Getting inside the arch provides the visitor with a nice view of the area, plus a better understanding of what happened leading up to the Battle of Waterloo and during it. I... read more

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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting inside the arch provides the visitor with a nice view of the area, plus a better understanding of what happened leading up to the Battle of Waterloo and during it. I found the display of the troop movements during the battle to be very informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the middle of a roundabout at Hyde Park Corner this structure is well worth a visit. Amazingly there are five floors, all but one can be visited.It was designed to be an entrance to Buckingham Palace but was dismantled and rebuilt here. From the roof terrace there are good views down Constitution Hill towards Buckingham Palace. Whilst we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We never realised that you could get inside the Arch until I received the English Heritage handbook through. It was small, but what can you expect inside an arch! But the information was really well set out and extremely informative, we were inside an hour. Being first there at 10am we were welcomed by Clive, the English Heritage staff member,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Hyde Park Corner, this monument is a tribute to Wellington and to commemorate Britain's victory in the Napoleonic Wars. Visitors can climb to the top of the arch for views of the surrounding. There are also some exhibits with details about the battle of Waterloo. Nice views and some history can be learnt here. Good for a visit... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located between Buckingham Palace and Kensington Gardens, this is a fun quick stop for photos. We didn't realize you can actually climb to the top until we got there. We just sat down and relaxed for a few minutes to take in the arch and the bustling city around us.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never really understood what this was for aside from being an impressive monument. Another place run by English Heritage and around £12.50 for family ticket to enter. A little underwhelmed if I'm honest, although this could be unfair as what was I really expecting! There are some exhibition bits telling you the history of the arch ... it moved by... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Didn't know you could go in here - I've always just been past on the bus and admired the outside + the awesome bronze on top. Amazingly, being a tourist this recent visit has meant we went to discover these little places we ignored before. Enjoyed going inside and learning about Waterloo. Thank you English Heritage for another great restoration.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Living in England for 11 years and I never took the decision to visit this place, I'm glad I did. Lots of history, beautiful views from the top of the arch that used to be the gates of the old city Of London if you buy a ticket for the arch you can use it to see the Apsley house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, the views are amazing, and this Wellington victory sculptures are so beautiful close up, never noticed that a boy was in the middle... very good point to a staff member called Clive, very helpful and knowledgeable, thanks, will be back...

1 Thank Lynda S
Harwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We hadn't previously realised that the Arch was open to the public. Visited last week and must have spent an hour and half looking over the excellent exhibition/museum. Also had an excellent view of the Horse Guards on their way to Buck Palace at 10.50. The statues on the island were also well worth a look. We're telling everybody to... More 

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