We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apsley House

Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
+44 20 7499 5676
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$94.52*
and up
The Victoria & Albert Museum: The World Greatest Collection of Arts and Crafts
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
Knightsbridge
CONTACT
Website
+44 20 7499 5676
Ways to Experience Apsley House
from US$94.50
More Info
from US$88.61
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (617)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"english heritage"
in 64 reviews
"wellington arch"
in 79 reviews
"hyde park corner"
in 47 reviews
"audio guide"
in 91 reviews
"art collection"
in 27 reviews
"iron duke"
in 17 reviews
"dinner services"
in 15 reviews
"museum room"
in 11 reviews
"current duke"
in 10 reviews
"wellington family"
in 10 reviews
"london residence"
in 9 reviews
"napoleonic wars"
in 8 reviews
"interesting house"
in 8 reviews
"waterloo room"
in 6 reviews
"stately home"
in 8 reviews
"royal collection"
in 8 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 15 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 540 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If I hadn't seen Apsley House in our English Heritage guide book, we likely would have missed this lovely home. The layout of the building and interior furnishings are enough to make this a must-see spot in London. Add in the history of the owner...More

1  Thank Slow-travel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We need another visit to enjoy the art work, as our visit was quite short. A beautiful house with some fine artefacts. There is much to enjoy, even for people who are not over fond of military history. The audio guide is very good. The...More

Thank UnoPeregrinus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with our English Heritage pass, staff were very helpful and the displays and house were very interesting. gifts given were beyond belief

1  Thank Btravellor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. I luckily went on a work trip and so went for free (I'm not sure how much entry is) but I would definitely say it is worth it! The house isn't massive but its completely full...More

2  Thank Anita251991
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

because the place is so intact and rather close to the original state, rather than plagued by dumb signs and stoopid instructional placards as so many other ones. If you want to know more, read a book! (Or get the audioguide, which I did not...More

2  Thank Aethelred
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here at English Heritage Members. The volunteer and other staff were courteous and helpful. We were provided with audio an audio tour and this was very interesting, allowing you to go in-depth as you wished with the history of the house. The rooms...More

2  Thank CheekyLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. If you are an art lover you will be in heaven as the walls are covered in fine paintings. Staff very friendly and happy to answer all queries. I would have loved to learn more re the lives of those who...More

1  Thank DinagGO
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Apsley house is a wonderful example of an English estate. It once belonged to Lord Wellington and has his original furniture, extensive China collection, statues, paintings, etc. The house has been beautifully maintained and gives one a glimpse into how the high society people of...More

2  Thank Cheryl G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarcusCribb, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you Cheryl for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed Apsley House. Hope you visit again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Visited last bank holiday Monday and although baking outside wasn't too hot in. Welcoming staff have us a pretty good audio/video guide and we explored the house at our own pace. Great displays in the museum room and main dining room. Plenty of art also...More

1  Thank Glenn S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

During all my visits to London I never managed to squeeze a visit to Apsley House into my schedule... until now! I'm sorry to say it was a bit of a let-down. Yes, it's a great looking house to visit, but rather small. There are...More

1  Thank Wim_Rijksen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Knightsbridge
When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop,
they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined
tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And
when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already
got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the
perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion
walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the
ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,082 hotels in London
The Lanesborough
310 reviews
.06 km away
The Wellesley Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
339 reviews
.10 km away
InterContinental London Park Lane
2,674 reviews
.17 km away
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
1,201 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Celeste
270 reviews
.06 km away
Theo Randall at the InterContinental
911 reviews
.20 km away
Amaranto Restaurant - Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
293 reviews
.24 km away
The Grenadier
304 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bomber Command Memorial
2,649 reviews
.29 km away
Wellington Arch
568 reviews
.15 km away
Hyde Park Corner
32 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
vichy
29 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
1
Vote
moe45
16 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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 😀
1
Vote
;