Part of the national Museums at Night festival. Visit Apsley House after hours and enjoy talks about the fascinating history of the house and music from the Georgian period.
Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778.
Wellington made it his home in 1817 after a dazzling military career which culminated in his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. He enlarged the house, adding on the spectacular 90ft long Waterloo Gallery to create a setting fit for a Duke. It has been the London home of the Dukes of Wellington ever since.
Apsley House boasts a remarkable collection of Spanish and Dutch masters paintings, including the world-famous 'Waterseller of Seville' by Velazquez.
English Heritage: Apsley House, The Wellington Museum
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT
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Hyde Park CornerLondonW1J 7NT
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- Tube: Hyde Park Corner (adjacent). Train: Victoria station (15 mins walk). Bus: 2, 8, 16, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148, 436.
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