Apsley House tickets




11am-5pm Wed-Sun, closed Mon-Tue


one to two hours to explore




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Apsley House

149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner
+44 (0)20 7499 5676
Public transport:
Tube: Hyde Park Corner. Train: Victoria station (15 mins walk). Bus: numbers 2, 8, 16, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148 and 436.


Explore the magnificent paintings, artwork and exhibitions at Apsley House, the former home of the first Duke of Wellington.

Enjoy a glimpse into the life of the man who defeated Napoleon through his lifetime collection of incredible art and decorative objects, all housed within the lavishly decorated rooms at this Georgian home that once had the iconic address “Number 1 London”.

What is there to see at Apsley House?

Admire opulent interiors and a stunning art collection acquired by the Duke, a lot of which was from gifts following his great victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Find yourself in awe of the rich gold interior of the Piccadilly Drawing Room and the lavish reds of the Waterloo Gallery as you explore the immaculately designed rooms. Admire almost 3,000 paintings that make up one of London’s finest art collections, and an extraordinary collection of silver, porcelain and furniture, all displayed amid stunning interiors.

What’s on at Apsley House?

Five of the 1st Duke of Wellington’s military uniforms will be on display in the opulent setting of the Striped Drawing Room from 27 March. Admire the magnificent military dress uniforms which represent the honours given to Wellington by European nations in recognition of his victories during the Napoleonic Wars.

How long does it take to see Apsley House?

With so much history and heritage to discover, you could easily spend one to two hours exploring Apsley House.

Combine the trip with a visit to Wellington Arch, where you can learn about Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon, and enjoy panoramic views over Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace from the balconies.

How to book tickets for Apsley House

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Where is Apsley House?

Apsley House is at Hyde Park Corner, central London.

Why is Apsley House known as Number 1, London?

In the late 18th century, Hyde Park Corner was on the very edge of town, adjacent to the toll gates where anyone entering London from the West would pass. Apsley House was given the nickname ‘Number 1, London’ because once you had passed through the tollgates, it was the first house a traveller would see.

The property’s official address today is: 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT.

How to get to Apsley House

The closest tube station is Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line), which is adjacent to 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 £10.00 per ticket
Senior Ticket From £10.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £11.30 per ticket

A joint ticket is available to visit Apsley House and Wellington Arch: Adult - £16 Child - £9.60 Concession - £14.50 Family - £41.60

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Opening Times

For opening hours, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/apsley-house/

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Payment Facilities
Group rates available