London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Visit Wellington Arch, for historical London attractions
Published: Thursday 17th of February 2011
Those looking for things to do in London should head to Wellington Arch for a memorable day out steeped in British history.
Located at Hyde Park Corner, the famous landmark was originally designed to be a grand entrance for Buckingham Palace before being moved to its current location in 1882.
Visitors can enjoy picturesque views of London from the arch and are likely to spot the Household Cavalry and the Changing of the Guard.
In addition, a unique perspective of the largest bronze statue in Europe, the Quadriga, can be attained by those stood on the balcony.
Those fascinated by history will also be delighted by the inside of the structure, where they can learn the story of London's smallest police station.
Individuals enjoying a day of historical London attractions may also want to visit the Monument, which was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has recently been honoured at the RICS and RIBA London Awards.
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Posted by Michael Edwards
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…
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Learn about the nursing legend at the Florence Nightingale Museum
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Witness the very best of opera and art house at the Curzon Chelsea
Thursday 30th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Have a great time at Namco Funscape
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Churchill War Rooms honours one of the 'greatest Britons'
Wednesday 29th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Relive the greatest sporting moments at Twickenham Stadium
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sail through the history behind the London Canal Museum
Monday 27th of May 2013 Things to do in London: See some of the most talked-about plays at the National Theatre
Monday 27th of May 2013 There are three things that every kid loves best. Sweets, cartoons and chocolates. So if you are planning...
Sunday 26th of May 2013 London attractions:Shakespeare's Globe theatre a must for all poetry fans
Saturday 25th of May 2013 London attraction: Visit the founding fathers at Benjamin Franklin House