Apsley House, London

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Apsley House, London: Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner. For over 200 years, this great metropolitan mansion has been known colloquially as 'Number 1 London', because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge. Inside Apsley House you will see many aspects of the first duke's life and work, outstandingly his amazing art collection. Paintings by many famous artists are hung throughout the first floor, many of them part of the Spanish Royal Collection which came into Wellington's possession after the Battle of Vitoria in 1813. A colossal nude statue of Napoleon by Canova dominates the stairwell at the centre of the house.

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Wellington Arch

Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner,Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike. George IV originally commissioned this massive monument as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace. It was completed in 1830 by architect Decimus Burton, and moved to its present site in 1882.

Take a lift to the balconies just below the spectacular bronze sculpture which tops the imposing monument, for glorious views over London's Royal Parks and the Houses of Parliament. The statue is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, and depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war.

Inside the Arch, three floors of exhibits tell its fascinating history, including its time as London's smallest police station.

The Arch's Viewing Gallery offers unique views of the Household Cavalry passing beneath on their way to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade.

Apsley House, opposite Wellington Arch, was the London home of the Duke of Wellington.

Opening times (Easter - October):
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM--10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Open bank holidays

Opening times (November - Easter):
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM--10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
*Closed 24 December-26 December and 1 January



Opening times (Easter - October):
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM--11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Open bank holidays

Opening times (November - Easter):
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM--11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
*Closed 24 December-26 December and 1 January

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