Wellington Arch Tickets

Activity code: WAAH

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  • Admire the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, Wellington Arch
  • Peak into the back gardens of Buckingham Palace
  • Visit the exhibition exploring the arch's appearance
  • Option to include a visit to Apsley House


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.

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Additional Information

Please note:
  • Tickets cannot be cancelled but may be amended 48 hours prior to entry.
  • This tour is disabled friendly.