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Apsley House & Wellington Arch

Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner.


 
APSLEY HOUSE
Apsley House was originally designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 for Baron Apsley - from whom it takes its name. It passed to the Wellesley family in 1807, being first owned by Richard and then his younger brother Arthur Wellesley - the Duke of Wellington.

Wellington is most famous for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, but this was only the culmination of a brilliant military career. He was also a major politician, rising from representing a small Irish constituency in 1790 to Prime Minister in 1828.

The Duke made Apsley House his London home after a dazzling military career culminating in his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. Wellington enlarged the house (originally designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778) adding the magnificent Waterloo Gallery by Benjamin Dean Wyatt which holds many of the masterpieces from the Duke’s extensive painting collection. It has been the London home of the Dukes of Wellington ever since.

WELLINGTON ARCH
Wellington Arch complements Apsley House perfectly. It was originally designed in 1825 by the architect Decimus Burton as a grand entrance to Buckingham Palace. A statue of the Duke of Wellington was previously installed on the top but caused huge controversy and was replaced by the spectacular sculpture of today. Inside learn about the Arch’s fascinating past and the Blues Plaques scheme. From the balconies standing just below the largest bronze sculpture in England, take time to admire views across the surrounding Royal Parks

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Hyde Park Corner
London
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