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Wellington Arch

1 Apsley Way | Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH, England
+44 20 7930 2726
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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 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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1 Apsley Way | Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner Roundabout, London W2 2UH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic monument arch. Well constructed and great History behind the monunent too. A fitting tribute to a great man.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent displays and great view. Veryy well presented and excellent information on Battle of Waterloo.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All major capitals seem to have an arch and this is a fine example. Nice tribute with an amazing sculpture.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just across the road from the Hyde Park gates on a huge traffic island and surrounded by a four other war memorials stands the Wellington Arch. Completed in 1830 to commemorate Britain’s victory in the Napoleonic wars. It was moved to its present site in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wellington Arch: a huge impressive arch situated in the middle of a roundabout. Originally built as an entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. The arch to topped by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe depicting the Angel...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been on my wish list for ages. The museum inside is interesting, but not as interesting as the house next door (basically mostly battle of Waterloo stuff). A decent view from the top, with the horses having more detail close up than expected. Not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon it while walking around. It really is a beautiful Arch & glad we saw it. Because we are English Heritage members we got to go to the top for free. I don't think I'd recommend buying a ticket to go up otherwise....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wellington Arch is located near Hyde Park corner. It was built as a victory monument over Napoleon. The gates are very impressive. Wouldn’t go out of my way to see it if you’re stuck for time.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

When you reach up the views are very disappointing. You see nothing except tall buildings. Don’t buy the ticket. The arch is nice but it’s nothing special

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The Wellington Arch is stuck in its own small island surrounded by a ring of traffic. You can see it on your way from from Green Park headed to Hyde Park. If your time is limited, it is something that you can miss.

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centralvic
January 15, 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.
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montyjohn2015
November 22, 2016|
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Response from tedioustommo | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so but multiple sets of traffic lights with pedestrian crossings.
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Nicholas B
September 14, 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
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