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Wellington Arch

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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
+44 20 7930 2726
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We just walked by the arch--we didn't go inside and see the exhibit or the view from the top. It was still quite a sight to see from the ground. Given the height of the arch and its location, we got a pretty good idea...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s surprising how much they have got in just one side of the arch - 4 storeys of fascinating history. Lots of interesting information on the Duke of Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo. One floor is about the Arch itself which has an interesting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of an impromptu visit as we just happened to walk past and noticed that the Wellington Arch is run by English Heritage. There’s not much a family of four can get into in central London without having first had to remortgage the house or...More

Thank hopehousecottage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in the Duke of Wellington, the battle of Waterloo and all that jazz then this is a fascinating museum - especially in combination with Apsley House over the road. However if you're expecting a great view from the top then you may...More

Thank d0gwalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Wellington Arch on several occasions. The history of the building and the story of the Battle of Waterloo is magnificent. There is now a part of the Arch dedicated to the First World War. The details of the Waterloo battle...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wellington Arch is also known as Constitution Arch or the Green Park Arch is hard to miss as it sits on a traffic island. Since English Heritage took over ownership in 1999 there are also now exhibitions held inside the arch to make it...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wellington Arch, originally built as an entrance to the nearby Buckingham Palace, now serves as a place commemorating the Duke of Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. Exhibitions are located over several floors, with a viewing platform at the top (where you can view the royal...More

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MarcusCribb, Manager at Wellington Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comprehensive review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. The second floor exhibition will be open from this weekend (Saturday 25th August), in a previously unused space, so there will be more for visitors to see and enjoy. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic monument arch. Well constructed and great History behind the monunent too. A fitting tribute to a great man.

1  Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent displays and great view. Veryy well presented and excellent information on Battle of Waterloo.

1  Thank kevangarratt
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

All major capitals seem to have an arch and this is a fine example. Nice tribute with an amazing sculpture.

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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.
22 November 2016|
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Response from tedioustommo | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so but multiple sets of traffic lights with pedestrian crossings.
Nicholas B
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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