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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a surprisingly small and modest house for the Duke, but it is one of the few aristocratic survivors. A rather small amount of it is actually open. Nevertheless we spent over two hours such was the cornucopia of Wellingtonia, and the rooms that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnfareham
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw Wellington's dining table where he could sit with a large number of important people, then a larger room where a table sitting about 80 could be assembled. Women were not allowed to sit at the table but were allowed to stay in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ebbiecot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed looking around the Duke of Wellington's home. It was interesting looking at the minutiae of his life and to see so many beautiful artefacts and paintings. We very much enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I've passed Apsley House many times but so glad I finally made a visit. From the stunning architecture outside to the breathtaking rooms inside this place is a real gem. The Waterloo room is absolutely WOW!!! There are many treasures and paintings to see, take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

My journey here started with the cab driver saying thank you to me - he had driven taxis for over 20 years and had been waiting for someone to ask for "No.1, London" please! I had made his day. The house is fascinating and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JMP158
Reviewed 31 October 2018

How many times have I driven past this building? At last we managed to visit and it was fascinating. I definitely recommend a guide as there are so very many interesting bits of information and things to look at and, of course, you can ask...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Apsley House, also known as Number 1 London, lives up to its grand address. An imposing Georgian property on the edge of Hyde Park, it’s probably most famous for being the London home of the first Duke of Wellington. Inside there are a series of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We have visited Apsley House numerous times during the day, but this was different as it was at night and a 3 hour tour. When you arrive you are given the order of talks and events for the evening. The music as you ascend the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Until this visit I was ignorant of the importance of the first Duke of Wellington, Sir Arthur Wellesley. It was Wellesley who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo and then went on to a very distinguished career as a British statesman. This is the house he purchased,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank warsev
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful hour here exploring the collection. I was amazed at the quality of the paintings on display, plus the opulence of the house. There was a fantastic guide, Martin, who spent a lot of time with us answering our questions and really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 October 2018|
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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.
15 October 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid there are signs saying no.
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