Apsley House, The Wellington Museum

LOCATION

LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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Number One, London, is the popular name for one of the Capital's finest private residences, 19th-century home of the first Duke of Wellington. Built in the 1770s, its rich interiors have been returned to their former glory, and house the Duke's magnificent collection of paintings, silver, porcelain, sculpture and furniture.

Apsley House, The Wellington Museum
148 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, LONDON, W1J 7NT

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Access very limited for disabled visitors, no ramps, cobbled forecourt with steps to main entrance, lift and basement gallery
  • Facilities: Lift to first floor, but 8 steps, parking (must be pre-booked)
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun & BHs 11-5; Nov-Mar, Sat-Sun 10-4 (last admission 30 minutes before closing). Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

About The area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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