Published: Tuesday 2nd of September 2008
Situated in the "heart of London", Hyde Park's Apsley House is the former home of the first Duke of Wellington and is renowned for its grandeur and outstanding art collection.
As well as housing paintings by numerous famous artists, Aspley is also home to a nude statue of Napoleon Bonaparte and several perfectly preserved rooms.
Visitors can learn about the first Duke of Wellington's work and see how he would have lived over 200 years ago.
Some of London's other famous historic homes include Cheswick House, Marble Hill House, Kenwood House and Eltham Palace – the former home of textile magnates Virginia and Stephen Courtauld.
Constructed next to the remains of Henry VIII's childhood home, Eltham Palace is a "masterpiece" of art deco design.
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