Wellington Arch tickets

Overview

Times

10am-5pm Wed-Sun, closed Mon-Tue

Duration

As long as you want - suggested 30 minutes to one hour to explore

Age

5+

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

English Heritage: Wellington Arch

Address
Hyde Park Corner, Apsley Way
London
W1J 7JZ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7930 2726
Public transport:
Hyde Park Corner

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About

Be amazed by the impressive architecture of Wellington Arch and explore its fascinating displays to uncover some of the secrets of this spectacular landmark, which was originally intended to be the entrance of Buckingham Palace.

You can also scale the arch for panoramic views over the neighbouring palace and Hyde Park, and gaze up at the eye-catching quadriga (four-horse chariot) statue.

What is there to see at Wellington Arch?

Set foot inside this imposing structure and scale the arch from inside to discover regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions on the top two floors of the arch, including the Duke of Wellington’s famous victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

Uninterrupted views over Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace await from the balcony at the top of the arch. You can also marvel at Adrian Jones’s bronze sculpture that sits atop the landmark, which depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the “Quadriga” of War.

If you time your visit right, spot the King’s Guards’ procession from the balcony on select days, as they pass beneath the arch on the way to the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

There’s also a gift shop at the end of the tour, which you can browse for souvenirs and guidebooks.

How to book tickets to Wellington Arch

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How long does it take to see Wellington Arch?

A visit to Wellington Arch should take 30 minutes to one hour, leaving you enough time to see the exhibitions and visit the viewing balconies.

Combine the trip with a visit to Apsley House, the former townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington, which is opposite to Wellington Arch.

Who is on top of Wellington Arch?

The spectacular bronze sculpture atop Wellington Arch, the biggest in Europe, is known as the Quadriga. Crafted by Sir Richard Westmacott and placed in 1912, the sculpture depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the Quadriga (four-horsed chariot) of War.

What is Wellington Arch famous for?

Wellington Arch was originally built as an outer entrance to Buckingham Palace in 1825-1827. It was moved to its present position in the 1880s and later became a victory arch proclaiming Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon.

The iconic landmark that has stood for more 200 years also played a significant role in the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, as it was the last time the coffin would be seen in London.

Where is Wellington Arch in London?

Wellington Arch is at Hyde Park Corner, central London.

How to get to Wellington Arch

The closest tube station is Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line), which is across the road from Wellington Arch.

Various bus routes stop close by at Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly and Grosvenor Place.

There is also a Santander Cycles docking station at Wellington Arch.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket Free
Concession Ticket From £5.00 per ticket
Senior Ticket From £5.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £5.90 per ticket

Free to English Heritage Members. A joint ticket is available for entry to Wellington Arch and Apsley House.

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Opening Times

Open Wednesday to Sunday, for full opening times please visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/wellingtonarch

Facilities

Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
General Facilities
Lifts
Payment Facilities
Group rates available