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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 2 days ago

The facades that we admire today were created in the early 1800s after the famous Duke of Wellington, of Waterloo fame, acquired the house. A fascinating history of the times is within, especially accompanied by the informative audioguide. Over a couple of floors we saw...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really did not know what to expect. I enjoy my visit to this historical building. It is not set up as a home. The only room is the glorious dining room. The table is set beautifully. I would have loved an invitation to dine...More

1  Thank jmcjcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the house today with my family. What a waste of time. The lady at the cash, after buying the tickets, told us "you cannot take any photos" ok that is fine, but in the same sentence she continued " but you may purchase...More

Thank Martin d
MarcusCribb, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, sorry you did not fully enjoy your visit. I must address the point about photography first, as you actually pass at least 2 signs outside stating that photography is not permitted inside. This is always emphasised at the admission desk so all visitors are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a glimpse of the grandeur and splendid surroundings in which the 1st Duke of Wellington lived, look no further than his palatial residence on the edge of Hyde Park. Amid sumptuously furnished rooms is a gallery of portraits of all the artistocracy and military...More

1  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to "1 London" and I was thrilled. Even though I hadn't slept on a transatlantic flight and was walking around town like a zombie (as my early hotel check-in did not come through) I was captivated and enjoyed the audio...More

2  Thank Torborgie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would suggest that you should visit here, and if you do, you should also go to the Wellington Arch which is nearby. Entry fee for Apsley House is £11, and Wellington Arch is £6, but a combined ticket for both is £12.70. Since I...More

1  Thank Donald M
MarcusCribb, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* which is very informative for other visitors. Glad you enjoyed Apsley House (and Wellington Arch) and we hope you'll visit again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute gem of a museum. It is so delightful to walk around in this beautiful house with the many paintings of well known and less known subjects and artists represented . The porcelain collection is astounding and the dining table leaves you breathless...More

2  Thank Eva K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a superb visit here . The building itself is hugely impressive sitting at it's vantage point at Hyde park Corner . Very easy to reach on the tube (station right next door) or by bus. Very friendly and informative guides greet you at...More

3  Thank floBermuda
MarcusCribb, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We try to give every visitor a warm visit and a chance to talk to our stewards. We're especially pleased you got to enjoy both talks alongside the multi-media guides, I'll make sure the relevant team members...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

First time visit on a wet afternoon. Not crowded so just right. Very good welcome and initial guidance. Self guiding devices take you round and were generally good but occasionally were difficult to get on to the information wanted but otherwise the commentaries were clear...More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Fantastic place to take a visit, we were there for four hours and could probably have stayed longer, its quite amazing right across from Hyde Park and the glorious paintings, silver, sculptures, and even a death mask of Napoleon. Audi was fantastic and can't say...More

2  Thank Bernice D
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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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