London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London attractions: Wellington Arch is a must-see
Published: Thursday 15th of November 2012
There are certain buildings and monuments that ordinary Londoners see every day in their city but still find fascinating and the Wellington Arch is certainly one.
Many will see the arch every day, thanks to its proximity to Hyde Park Corner, but only when it is seen at close range do you appreciate what a fascinating London attraction it is.
Both Wellington and Marble Arch were planned in 1825 by George IV to celebrate the victory of Britain in both in the Napoleonic Wars but it now serves a different purpose for many of those who visit London.
This is to offer a spectacular view of the city's skyline including the seemingly endless Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace Gardens and all of the city's skyscrapers that line the Thames.
It also includes a fascinating exhibition which sheds light on its history as well as The Quadriga Gallery, which hosts various events too.
Get free entry to over 55 top London attractions with a London Pass.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 14th of January 2013 Visitors to London will not want to pass up on the opportunity to find out more about England's most famous playwright.
Saturday 12th of January 2013 The Banqueting House is opening a new display telling the story of the events leading up to the execution of King Charles I.
Friday 11th of January 2013 People visiting London could opt for a day of terror at the London Bridge Experience.
Thursday 10th of January 2013 People looking for things to do in London could opt for a trip to Eton College.
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 People looking for an educational experience in London could opt for a trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 Kew Gardens is hosting a stunning orchid display between Saturday February 9th and Sunday March 3rd.
Monday 7th of January 2013 A trip to the National Theatre on London's South Bank is certainly a memorable experience, especially...
Monday 7th of January 2013 The new amphibian wing at London Zoo focuses on the evolution of the fascinating animals.
Friday 4th of January 2013 Step back in time with Eerie Evening Tours at Kensington Palace.
Monday 31st of December 2012 Queens Ice and Bowl is the perfect location to spend a fun day with your family.
Monday 31st of December 2012 The Household Cavalry Museum is one of the top options for things to do in London.