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Apsley House

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Address: Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
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This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke...

This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke of Wellington. It houses a fine collection of master art and silver objects, as well as the "Iron Duke's" wartime medals and battlefield orders.

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I came across this house by accident and as I had a London Pass decided to visit it. I'm glad I did. It was opulent in the French style. Beautiful decor albeit a little bit over... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came across this house by accident and as I had a London Pass decided to visit it. I'm glad I did. It was opulent in the French style. Beautiful decor albeit a little bit over the top. Gorgeous chandeliers and table settings. A huge 84 seat banquet room which at the time I visited had a 200 year old... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History, fascinating and interesting Duke of Wellington and defeat of Napoleon. Beautiful building and home, filled with old master paintings. The audio visual tape was excellent and easy to follow, very interesting and enjoyable

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of Wellington's home is quite unbelievable, even though it is definitely over the top. The quality of the exhibits in the museum room are staggering. The Waterloo Shield in itself would be enough, but the chinaware, swords and scabbards easily compete. There are many fine works of portrait art, although seeing Wellington too often can be slightly jarring.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful house! Incredible china collection, statues everywhere, paintings covering the walls. The Duke lived in a remarkable museum of a house!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Apsley House was a great experience. The house itself is very beautiful, the architecture is stunning, the decorations of the rooms are very impressive and the collection of art is the best. You can consider Apsley House a museum, the paintings in the Picadilly room and the Waterloo room are world-class. The ceramics room was very good as well,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the outskirts of Hyde Park, near Hyde Park Corner tube, is Apsley House the residence of the Duke of Wellington. A part of English Heritage it costs less than £10 but if you want to visit across the road, which you can get to via an underground tunnel, to Wellington Arch you can pay more for both. You can't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many years of wanting to visit Apsley House, it did not disappoint. It has so much history, so many stories, it is a capsule of its time and place. The art collection, 'donated' by Spain to the Duke of Wellington is impressive too. I took advantage of a talk about table setting and dining in the early 19th century,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting property. Definitely use the free audio as easy to use and gives a lot of interesting facts. Sumptuous rooms.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed looking round Apsley house especially the huge dining room. It's free if you belong to English Heritage. The audio guide was great bonus

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting and were really disappointed. As another visitor said - for £10 a person I would expect to take photos. The audio guide isn't available is only available in English, German and Spanish - which meant my French partner couldn't get explanations. We were asked to remove backpacks (completely normal) but no coat check... More 

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