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Wellington Arch

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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1 Apsley Way | Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had no idea until we investigated Apsley House that the Arch was open so we bought a combined ticket to both. The Arch has very interesting exhibits about Wellington and his battles. There is a lift to the top. Each floor has a room...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ebbiecot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hugely imposing piece of architecture protected by English Heritage. Holds immense historical importance in the defeat of Napoleonic France and has a twin arch (Marble Arch). Wellington Arch can be climbed since there is a viewing platform at the top. I’ll be sure to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gregwilson09
Reviewed 4 days ago

What we love about London is the modern urban feel of it; however, the old world charm and architecture everywhere you turn

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 518michaeli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks pretty good near the entrance to Hyde Park. You can go at the top of the arch for free with London pass.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aniket91
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I walked by Wellington Arch, I noticed people on its balcony. I decided I wanted to go up there, too. Inside the arch there is a gift shop, three (or is it four?) floors of exhibits, and access to two small balconies. My husband...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fran727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Buckingham Palace anyway but stopped for a few minutes to enjoy the impressiveness of Wellington Arch! Well worth a visit if you're in that area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dodge1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wellington Arch area contains a number of military monuments, including the Royal Artillery monument, the Australian War Memorial and the New Zealand War Memorial. I was lucky enough to see an Australian commemoration there on 10 Nov and a Royal Artillery commemoration on 11...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidaedwards-au
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come out of the tube at Hyde Park Corner and there is the arch! So big and impressive. What an amazing architectural piece honoring the Waterloo General. Such a fitting location as well at one of the entrances to Hyde Park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great tribute to Wellington, the arch was apparently meant to be the gatehouse for Buckingham Palace at one time. Now a tribute to Wellington, there is a statue of him nearby on horseback. As I understand it you can go inside the arch and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great piece of architecture which commemorates the Duke of Wellington who was the victor of the battle of Waterloo and went on to become a major but very reactionary politician. It’s an easy easy walk from Buck House which is only a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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centralvic
15 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
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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
14 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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