Apsley House

The London Pass London Pass Benefits: Access to Apsley House with a London Pass Normally £11.60 - Included with London Pass

Explore the dazzling interiors, treasures and fabulous art collections of the Duke of Wellington’s Apsley House. Experience the Waterloo Gallery and enjoy new multimedia guides and displays.

Famously, the former home to the Duke of Wellington and once holder of the address "Number One, London", Apsley House remains one of London's grandest historical houses. Designed by Robert Adam and built between 1771 and 1778, Apsley House on Hyde Park Corner is one of the most magnificent of London’s grand houses. It became the home of the Duke of Wellington after his retirement from a dazzling military career that culminated in his historic victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. It’s London’s only surviving aristocratic town house still in use today.

The mansion was original designed by Robert Adam for Baron Apsley – it passed into the Wellesley family in 1807. Apsley’s interior celebrates many more aspects of the first Duke’s life and work, including his outstanding art collection. Paintings by many famous artists – including Velazquez, Rubens, Goya, Titan and Breugel – hang throughout the first floor rooms.

Wellington is most famous for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the culmination of a brilliant military career in India, Spain and France, he was also a major Politician, Becoming Prime Minister twice.

It’s a short walk from Apsley House to London’s largest park and nearby attractions such as the Wellington Arch and Harrods.

Don’t Miss:

  • A colossal nude statue of Napoleon by Canova which dominates the Stairwell at the centre of the house, which had to be reinforced to bear its formidable weight

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Getting to Apsley House

Getting to Apsley House

  • Apsley House 149 Piccadilly Hyde Park Corner London W1

Opening Times

1 April - 31 October
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11.00 - 17.00
Thursday 11.00 - 17.00
Friday 11.00 - 17.00
Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Last Admission: 30mins before closing

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