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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"
in 28 reviews
"buckingham palace"
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"household cavalry"
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"napoleonic wars"
in 9 reviews
"green park"
in 17 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 7 reviews
"horse guards"
in 13 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 6 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"london pass"
in 19 reviews
"quick visit"
in 9 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"worth a stop"
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"small fee"
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"military history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The is located at a corner of Green Park. On a traffic island sits this impressive triumphal arch. It looks very nice. Looks like you could go inside, but it was closed when I went by.

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked past here on the way to Buckingham Palace. Impressive arch from the outside during the day but would look more spectacular at night?

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Checking out the arch from the outside is one thing but going inside is another. worth the visit for some unique views. nicely located next to Hyde Park. Entrance fee to small museum and top platform is included in London Pass. Recommended for history fans...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic arch with stunning statue a top. There is a room and steps up if you are really lucky this may be open. Situated on a very Larry traffic island on an extremely busy road, I would take they underpass.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Though I had observed The Wellington Arch in many lighting conditions, and on several visits to Hyde and Green Parks, this was the first time that we were there with a clear sky, and gorgeous Spring sunshine. The Wellington Arch dominates a small section of...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

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 16 May 2018

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 15 May 2018

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 12 May 2018

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 May 2018 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

1  Thank Katie D
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centralvic
16 January 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
22 November 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
15 September 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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