Wellington Arch

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Wellington Arch
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Victoria
How to get there
  • Hyde Park Corner • 2 min walk
  • Knightsbridge • 9 min walk
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hairybear007
west midlands2,567 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Interesting for English heritage card holders free entry .
Some history set over different floors,with a gift shop on the ground floor, as we were visiting, horse guards were travelling towards the palace which was a bonus.
Written December 5, 2021
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433Paul
Southampton, UK31 contributions
Nov 2021
Worth a visit, but rather small area on three inside floors with good outside viewing gallery near top.
Written November 20, 2021
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David O
7 contributions
Nov 2021
Don't make a special trip. A mediocre experience. Venturing inside much worse than walking around the outside and admiring its architecture.

The bronze is incredible and the location very central. I'm astonished that it rates so highly as something to do in London. There are better views to be enjoyed from riverside pubs (e.g. The Samuel Pepys). If you can get in for free with an English Heritage card, do it. If you are going to the fantastic Apsley House, consider it but there are many better uses of your time in London.
Written November 14, 2021
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Gillian L
Ambleside, UK201 contributions
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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TheRelfster
Manchester, UK1,397 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had the arch to ourselves and enjoyed the view from the top. There’s a lot of information but I wasn’t keen on the contemporary art exhibition.
Written September 4, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16,028 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Always liked this lively area with the vast scale of the Wellington monument. Very well photographed and well worth a visit.
Written August 19, 2021
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Patricia B
Borough of Brentwood, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021
Now is a great time to visit London with few overseas visitors it isn’t busy. We joined English Heritage which gave us free access to Wellington Arch and the the nearby Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington.
There is an audio guide for the house and Andy was very helpful there. Great views over London from the top of the Arch. There is a lift. Clive the EH guide at the Arch was a mine of information and so helpful.
Written August 7, 2021
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,625 contributions
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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RiSha
London, UK313 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Came here to visit recently friends. The architecture is really impressive - great to visit if you're around the Hyde Park area!
Written July 20, 2021
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Sonja M
Hove, UK600 contributions
Jun 2021
We had the London Pass , and had never visited so thought now was a good time. We had to book a time slot but this no problem and our vouchers were easy to print off at home.

There were very few people about , so we had a lovely time looking at the art . The views from the roof top were wonderful even on a drizzly day.

Well worth a visit
Written June 27, 2021
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  • Wed - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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