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WELLINGTON ARCH

Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner,
London
W1J 7JZ
t: 020 7930 2726
w: www.english-heritage.org.uk/wellingtonarch

Give your group a memorable tour of this imposing and iconic monument, right at the heart of London. Proudly standing opposite Hyde Park and Apsley House, Wellington Arch is a famous landmark for visitors and Londoners alike. Topped by the biggest bronze sculpture in Europe, it was originally intended as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace, as well as a proclamation of Wellington’s victories over Napoleon.


 

  • Enjoy glorious panoramas over the Royal Parks and the Houses of Parliament from the balconies just below the great Quadriga sculpture, depicting the Angel of Peace descending on the four-horsed chariot of War.
  • Time your visit to view the Household Cavalry riding under the Arch to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade.
  • Visit an exhibition on the first floor to discover the surprising story of how the Arch’s appearance and siting have changed since it was erected in 1825-27.


ITINERARY IDEA
Round off your visit by touring Apsley House opposite the Arch, the London home of the first Duke of Wellington.