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Apsley House

Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
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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 of Regency style, a museum commemorating the 1st Duke and the home of an outstanding collection of decorative and fine art. Perhaps the most important aspect of the interiors at Apsley House is the magnificent collection of fine and decorative arts, formerly part of the collections of the 1st Duke of Wellington. Over 3,000 fine paintings, sculptures, and works or art fashioned in silver, porcelain, porphyry, batons, swords and orders, given to Britain’s greatest military hero by grateful emperors, tsars and kings, are on display. Most notable are: Sculptures by Canova, including the statue of Napoleon originally commissioned from the Italian sculptor by Napoleon himself & paintings acquired by the 1st Duke from the Spanish royal collection.
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Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
Knightsbridge
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Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I arrived with a group of 50 or so on a very cold Sunday afternoon. As we stood in the entrance hall, there was no greeting, no welcome, no explanation, only one person saying 'No, you can't have the audio guides, those are for people...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was grateful that we were "treated" to a visit to Apsley House because I would have felt over-charged had I paid the full amount, even for a senior citizen. We had 2 children with us, aged 4 and 7, it was a wet Sunday...More

Thank wyntyll
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Aplsey House. Sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your visit. We are pleased that you did appreciate the original interiors and collection however. We do have a complimentary audio guide with an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The residence of the Duke of Wellington with beautiful masterpieces on display - the house is not just a house museum but one full of artistic treasures as well. Definitely worth a visit, definitely worth using the audioguide to get the most out of the...More

1  Thank vichy
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Apsley House. We take on your feedback, especially about one of our team and will pass it on. We are very pleased you enjoyed the guide and your visit. Do please visit...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was worth the trip to visit.A beautiful home that actually felt like an oasis of quiet in such a busy location. Staff were knowledgeable and very friendly-audio tour made the whole visit very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was an amazing heritage building I visited a couple of years ago, never seen so many medals in all my life the duke was a true warrior and probably one of the best soldiers in his time,, check it out

Thank wildsurfer2017
Reviewed 14 November 2017

An English Heritage attraction which is well worth a visit. Now I know just in so much of high regard Wellington regarded Napoleon as he is everywhere! The visit is self-guided using audio/visual sets - these are a must. Don't try and steal the dinner...More

Thank Cokeoven-Manager
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Tells the story of the first Duke of Wellington through his London house, bought and extended to entertain and to house the art and presents he received for defeating Napoleon. A good audio guide,which has video and extra information where it is needed. However it...More

Thank nicmx5
Yeoman_89, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Apsley House. We take on your feedback, especially about one of our team and will pass it on. We are very pleased you enjoyed the guide and your visit. Do please visit...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Free for EH or art card. Beautiful gifts given to the Duke from around the globe. He was could the Iron Duke due the the railings surrounding his house, as he was not the most popular of Pm's.

Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this grand house yesterday. Very impressive interior with some fanatic artwork and statues/busts. Palatial and opulence comes to mind as you walk round with the informative free audio guide. We definitely thought the entrance fee was worth it.

Thank helgarbabe1
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited Apsley House in summer 2017 after reading in the Daily Telegraph that the china dinner service used at the Waterloo banquet, a celebration of the Duke of Wellington's victory in the battle of Waterloo in June 1815, was on display for the first...More

1  Thank Lindsay B
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Apsley House. We take on your feedback, especially about one of our team and will pass it on. We are very pleased you enjoyed the guide and your visit. Do please visit...More

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vichy
29 November 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
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moe45
16 July 2016|
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Response from jdubya993 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets for each attraction individually or together which actually work out cheaper. The people who work there will advise you accordingly as they are very good and helpful. Hope that helps 😀
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