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Wellington Arch

#318 of 1 909 things to do in London
Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 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
+44 20 7930 2726
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The history contained in the Arch is fascinating though the views from the top of the Arch are somewhat underwhelming. Apsely is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's terrible to admit, but, in all the years I have lived in London, I had never visited Wellington Arch. I had rushed past to reach different parts of Hyde Park Corner, but never actually stopped to visit. I had a friend visiting London whose...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's near a bunch of other cool and free monuments and statues. Reminded me of roman statues. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tomwQ2809SM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The arch is impressive in it's own right, however it's got a 4 floor museum detailing the building of the arch and Wellington's history. It has particularly good video explanation of the battle of waterloo. Decent views of the local area from the top level.5...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeviN_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wellington Arch is in a great spot, on Hyde Park corner, so you can't miss it. It commemorates the British triumph over the French during the wars against Napoleon. It's got a viewing area at the top. Inside there are exhibits to see as well....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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 9 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 30 November 2018

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
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16 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
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