Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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About
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 Angel of Peace descending on the 'Quadriga' - or four-horsed chariot - of War. Visit this spectacular landmark and feast on the glorious panoramas over London from its balconies. Discover the Royal Parks, and watch the Household Cavalry on their way to the Changing of the Guard. Features stunning views, exhibition spaces and a specialty gift shop.
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Neighborhood: Victoria
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  • Hyde Park Corner • 2 min walk
  • Knightsbridge • 9 min walk
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  • WeasB
    Bristol, United Kingdom166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly interesting
    We've been past the Wellington Arch many many times without even thinking of going in. But it's really interesting - you just go up one of the pillars (by stairs or lift) and there are small exhibitions at each level, and then you come out on top which gives excellent views out over Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace area, in fact generally over central London. We even had the horseguards go through the arch while we were looking down from the top. Really good value for an hour or so.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Kev M
    London, United Kingdom132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central London gem
    Visited here on 3rd august 2023 with family. The visit is very quick but you do get to climb to the top of the arch and have a great view. The staff are very friendly and helpful and as I am a member of English heritage we didn’t have to pay . It’s worth a visit just for the view .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,891 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dominant Feature in the Corner
    With an impressive array of memorials in Hyde Park Corner, Wellington’s Arch is the most dominant. Perhaps it over shadows the other memorials. The arch and the statue are impressive in their design. Wellington must have been one great leaders to be revered in such a way.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Paul B
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Visited today and were welcomed by Hannah and Phoebe who were an absolute joy, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Enjoyed the Samuel Bassett exhibition and the info about the history of the arch too. Lovely views from the top!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 27, 2024
  • brandreth16
    286 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value at nearly £7?
    It's a very impressive monument, with a striking statue on its top - but you don't have to pay to see the outside: that's free. You only have to pay to go in - and that's quite ordinary. Probably the best thing is the view and as it was raining heavily, during my visit, that wasn't as good as it could've been. I think you're basically paying £7 for the view, so I'd recommend that you only go there on a nice day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 8, 2024
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,645 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Next we walked along Constitution Hill road and arrived at the Wellington Arch. Also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) Green Park Arch, it is triumphal arch that forms a centrepiece at the corners of Hyde Park and Green Park; as a large traffic island with crossings for pedestrian access. A bronze quadriga (an ancient four-horse chariot) sits on top of the arch.
Written January 27, 2020
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zimbotog
Fleet, Hampshire86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Free entry as members of English Heritage, the Arch contains three small exhibitions on one of the memorials nearby and the bronze above. the views from the deck above are great and the history of the site engaging. Well worth a visit especially around 10:30 each week day when the Household Cavalry pass through the Arch on their way to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Written November 12, 2022
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Gillian L
Ambleside, UK210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
After visiting Apsley House we took a short walk across the road to the Wellington Arch. There are 2 balconies on the top floor with good views down The Mall & over to Park Lane. It does have a lift which is useful for those of us who have difficulties climbing a lot of stairs. Interesting historically and about 30 minutes is all you need for a visit.
Written October 16, 2021
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I took my visiting family to this along with a visit to Apsley House, opposite. It's worth a visit if you're in the area. You have views over London from the balcony and at the moment there is an interesting art exhibition. There is also an exhibition on the Royal Artillery, of which complements their monument near the Arch. It's interesting to find out about the history of the Arch and how is has been modified and moved over the years.
Written August 1, 2021
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
As Londoners my husband and I are keen to see/enjoy as many London attractions as possible and saw this one as part of our English Heritage membership so were keen to have a look. I've passed this monument many times but didn't realise you could go in it or up it. Without membership the visit is £7.50 for an adult which I feel would not have been worth it but with membership a good stop off. The viewing areas at the top are small but nice and the small museum areas on the way down interesting. There are stairs or a lift to the top. Our whole visit took under 20 minutes.
Written July 3, 2022
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brandreth16
London286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It's a very impressive monument, with a striking statue on its top - but you don't have to pay to see the outside: that's free.
You only have to pay to go in - and that's quite ordinary.
Probably the best thing is the view and as it was raining heavily, during my visit, that wasn't as good as it could've been.
I think you're basically paying £7 for the view, so I'd recommend that you only go there on a nice day.
Written February 8, 2024
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Peterg1978
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took the chance of visiting the monument as we walked underneath. Truly a monument deserving of a prime minister and ultimately a general of the armed forces. The monument doesn’t take long to visit, worth while if your English heritage members. The view from the top can be impressive if the weather is with you. And as you look down watching the chaos of the traffic anticipating a traffic collision, don’t for get to look up as the horses look down straight at you.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lynda C
Wokingham, UK573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
You can go inside the arch for a small shop, art and exhibition from the war. You can then go up to the roof for great views across London. It is strange as you stand underneath the sculptured horses and realise just how very large they are.
Written February 17, 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner was completed in 1830 as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace. Later it became a victory arch to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. On top of it is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe. It depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the four-horsed chariot.
Written July 7, 2022
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WeasB
Bristol, UK166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We've been past the Wellington Arch many many times without even thinking of going in. But it's really interesting - you just go up one of the pillars (by stairs or lift) and there are small exhibitions at each level, and then you come out on top which gives excellent views out over Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace area, in fact generally over central London. We even had the horseguards go through the arch while we were looking down from the top. Really good value for an hour or so.
Written March 18, 2023
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