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Apsley House

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Apsley House is internationally famous as the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington and his descendants. As such it is also a memorial to Britain’s triumph over the Napoleonic threat. It is also significant as a restored historic house, a celebration...more
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Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
+44 20 7499 5676
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't know this place was there the history was interesting staff were very friendly on entering , and chatty

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank marting00dhew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apsley House was great. The home of the great victor of Waterloo with the Wellington Arch right outside. It takes only an hour or so to visit. Very friendly and helpful staff. You get a terrific look into the leader who ultimately defeated Napoleon at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apsley House is often known as Number One London. After the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, Apsley House was given to the Duke of Wellington by a Grateful Nation which had fully expected to be invaded by the French and lost to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked an evening tour for my husband's birthday. Very informative guide, lots to see, relatively small group. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of the Duke of Wellington. It is full of fabulous paintings, silverware and crockery ... and important history! Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been looking forward to my visit to this house but left very disappointed, mainly due to the rude and unhelpful behaviour of front of the house staff, especially a male receptionist. What a pity such an experience can be ruined by the unbecoming...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ricky01quin
Reviewed August 9, 2019

If you've a fascination with British History, or military battles, then the life of Duke of Wellington and how he influenced the course of Britain is a must. Apsley house was the Duke's London home following his success at the Battle of Waterloo - and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GillianJKerr
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I'd been meaning to visit Apsley House for years and finally managed it last week. Beautifully preserved, it has an amazing art collection. Short walk from Buckingham Palace or Piccadily Circus, it's certainly worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ijthulborn
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Wellington’s dun-coloured, grand Georgian block house of a palace. It hunkers at Hyde Park Corner at the less exciting end of Piccadilly. It is looked after by English Heritage. The price for admission was GBP 11.60 which is reasonable. The interior is opulent with hot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Interesting background on the Duke of Wellington. Full of paintings, some of which must be priceless. Worth a visit and it can be done in conjunction with a trip to the Wellington Arch across the road.

Date of experience: July 2019
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Website states, No photography is allowed at Apsley House. Still worth spending an hour of two.
October 15, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid there are signs saying no.
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Pukeko54 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours to do it thoroughly, but the audio guide can be moved on so if short of time can be done more quickly