Wellington Arch or Apsley House Entry Tickets
Activity code: WAAH
- Visit Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants
- Admire 3,000 paintings, sculptures and finest artwork in London
- Admire the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, Wellington Arch
- Peak into the back gardens of Buckingham Palace
You can book entry to either or both of the following London attractions.
Built in 1825-27, Wellington Arch was intended to be used as an outer entrance to Buckingham Palace. It later became a victory arch marking Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Featuring a giant horse with Wellington erected on top, the statue was met with much disapproval and was seemingly removed in the 1880s.
The arch you see today in London’s Hyde Park Corner has a large bronze sculpture of the Angel of Peace Descending on the Chariot of War. It was sculpted by Adrian Jones in 1912 and is a spectacular London landmark. Beside it, you’ll see a new sculpture of Wellington by Joseph Boehm.
From the balconies of the arch, take a sneak peek into Her Majesty’s back garden, the Royal Parks and Houses of Parliament. You can even watch the Household Cavalry on horseback, as they make their way to and from the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
Just opposite, you’ll find Apsley House — the Duke of Wellington’s home.
Prepare to be dazzled by the opulent interiors of this grand Georgian building. Known as ‘Number 1 London’ for over 200 years, Apsley House was the home of Duke of Wellington and his descendants. Recognised as a national hero, the duke received many lavish gifts from emperors, tsars and kings. Discover 3,000 paintings, sculptures and stunning artwork as well as rarely seen before pieces in the basement gallery. A comfortable seating area has now also been created in the Inner Hall, where visitors can browse through leather-bound albums of images of Wellington, his descendants, and Apsley House.
- Tickets cannot be cancelled but may be amended 48 hours prior to entry.
- Both tours are disabled friendly.