Orginally meant to be a gateway to Buckingham Palace, the Wellington Arch is one of London's most-viewed landmarks. Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding parks and London skyline! 

Set in the heart of the capital at Hyde Park Corner, opposite Apsley House, Wellington Arch is one of London’s most iconic monuments. It’s crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, depicting the Angel of Peace descending on the ‘Quadriga’ – or four-horsed chariot-of War.

On the first floor within the Arch, you’ll discover a display revealing its fascinating and sometimes surprising story. Despite its air of immovably changeless grandeur, the appearance and siting of Wellington Arch have altered since it was erected in 1825-1827. Intended as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace it was originally aligned with the Hyde Park Screen.

The third and fourth floor exhibition, ‘Waterloo 1815: The Battle for Peace’ explains the context, the events and the aftermath of the battle. You can even see a pair of Wellington’s boots and the sword he carried on that famous day, 18th June 1815.

The balconies just below the sculpture offer you glorious panoramas over the Royal Parks and central London. It’s a unique spot from which to view the Household Cavalry passing beneath to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade.

Discover much more about the ‘Iron Duke’ by combining your trip to Wellington Arch with a visit to Wellington’s London residence, Apsley House, just opposite.

Don’t Miss:

  • Fantastic views over the Royal Parks, taking in, Buckingham Palace, The Shards, Houses of Parliament including Big Ben and the London Eye.

Did you know?:

  • Wellington Arch was once home to London’s smallest police station.
  • The Arch was moved in its entirety from in front of Hyde Park Screen to its current location in 1883
  • The Bronze Statue atop the Arch – The Quadriga – is the largest in Europe.

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October - March
Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00
Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Last Admission: 30 minutes before closing
March - September
Monday 11.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 11.00 - 17.00
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: 30 minutes before closing

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Address:

Hyde Park Corner London W1

Telephone:

020 7930 2726