Wellington Arch


English Heritage: Wellington Arch

Hyde Park Corner, Apsley Way
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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 exhibitions charting its intriguing history, 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 can I get tickets?

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How long does a visit take?

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.

Where is Wellington Arch?

Wellington Arch is at Hyde Park Corner, central London.

How do I get there?

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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