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Wellington Arch

1 Apsley Way | Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH, England
+44 20 7930 2726
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Set in the heart of royal London, Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the 'Quadriga' - or four-horsed chariot - of War. Visit this spectacular landmark and feast on the glorious panoramas over London from its balconies. Discover the Royal Parks, and watch the Household Cavalry on their way to the Changing of the Guard. Features stunning views, exhibition spaces and a specialty gift shop.
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1 Apsley Way | Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH, England
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"apsley house"
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"hyde park corner"
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"english heritage"
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"buckingham palace"
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"household cavalry"
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"green park"
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"great views from the top"
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"horse guards"
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"small exhibition"
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"london pass"
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"quick visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Quadriga surmounting this arch was presented to the nation as a mark of deepest loyalty and respect to his late revered Majesty Edward VII by Herbert First Baron Michelham of Hellingly KCVO. Somebody has too much money or was repaying a debt. This arch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice iconic image to welcome you toward the Palace. This is great for photos and again just sets you up for more to come down the road.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a fee you can enter the arch and get a view from the top. Could be worthwhile, we did not make use of the opportunity as we were going to do the Eye. There was no queue to enter.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after Apsley House which is right across the road. Although small there is quite a bit to see. Was greeted by a very friendly and enthusiastic member of staff in the small gift shop who briefly explained the arch. Great pictures on display...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite going past this regularly, people don't seem to realise you can climb it. There is a lift to the top but there are less than 70 steps so it's quite easy and not claustrophobic to walk. The exhibition inside has more detail than I...More

Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great reminder of a statesman of such stature as Wellington who was such a leader that he was honoured in so many ways and this was just one of them Looked down on this as we travelled past on a coach which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument, can easily be visited in an hour visit. Obviously longer if you choose to listen to the audio displays. Great view of the Mall from the top, which is open to the elements. I recommend you take the lift to the third floor,...More

1  Thank Tony Q
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Great monumental arch at the entrance to Hyde Park. If you're interested in the heritage behind the site, you can visit inside the arch and take part of the views of the Buckingham Palace gardens.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

This would be more worth it with the historical background that goes with it. Still, nice picture opportunity.

Thank Michel P
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

An English Heritage site - appears to be little known that you can stand outside on the balcony at the top. Lovely views across the parks towards Victoria. Exhibitions about Wellington & the battle of Waterloo on both floors. There’s a lift if you can’t...More

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centralvic
January 15, 2018|
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Response from MarcusCribb | Property representative |
Hi Janet, it's at about 10:40 and 11:40 Monday to Saturday and an hour earlier Sunday.
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montyjohn2015
November 22, 2016|
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Response from tedioustommo | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so but multiple sets of traffic lights with pedestrian crossings.
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Nicholas B
September 14, 2016|
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Response from SuperTed19 | Reviewed this property |
They do pass under the Arch every day. As long as you are on the balcony by 10:30, you should be able to watch them approach from Hyde Park. This was the last thing we did before leaving London, and it was a wonderful send... More
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