Apsley House is a location to be reckoned with in London. It is a prestigious townhouse in the city. The reason why it has a place such honor in London is that it was the residence of the victorious Duke of Wellington after he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. The place has managed to preserve this historic win in its grandeur and charm very well.
For the tourist, especially the museum-lovers, this place is a paradise. The museum houses exquisite objects of interest from the royal collections and is home to breathtaking paintings by artists like Velasquez, Francisco Goya and Giovani Panini. Many of the gifts given to the royals from people across continents are on display in the Apsley House.
As a construction, the building itself is something worth a regard. It is the only English townhouse of its kind to have survived in London making it a truly unique experience. Visit it to take in the amazing atmosphere and sheer grandness that the place exhibits.
- Joint tickets with the Wellington Arch are also available and will cost less.
- There is also a twilight hours tour that is available, one can discover the fascinating history and beautiful collection of art.
Without Gift Aid
- Adult - £8.30
- Child (5-15 years) - £5.00
- Concession - £7.50
- Family (2 adults, 3 children) - £21.60
With Gift Aid
- Adult - £9.20
- Child (5-15 years) - £5.50
- Concession - £8.30
- Family (2 adults, 3 children) - £23.90
- Bus: Near Hyde Park
- Train: Victoria
- Underground: Hyde Park Corner
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Signor Sassi Racine.
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3.13% of people who visit London include Apsley House in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
54.26% of people start their Apsley House visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Apsley House
80% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Apsley House
Highly underrated. One of the best museums in London. Wonderfully curated, includes a free audio guide. Well kept and brilliant value for money. If you're interested in historical homes, architecture, art, etc. this is far better than Kensington Palace. I wouldn't bother with the Duke of Wellington Arch, not for the view anyway.
The best English Heritage establishment in central London. Jam packed with the Duke of Wellingtons tableware etc. Much of which were gifts from grateful nations after the defeat of Napoleon. Including an amazing massive table ornament from Portugal. Well worth a visit. Marble Arch over the road is also EH.
Excellent! I went with my mother and my 9 and 7 year old daughters. We were all given the interactive guide which also had special activities for children to follow around the house, explanation of the most important paintings and objects, treasure hunting and other activities which kept children entertained. There were very friendly guides and we even had a little talk about Napoleon and Josephine which was very interesting and unexpected. We really enjoyed the visit! Highly recommended.
I was in Apsley House thanks to an event organised by English Heritage. Unfortunately I couldn't visit the house but I was quite impressed by the paintings in the reception room by the main entrance and the rooms upstairs. I saw two of them nicely decorated and full of remarkable paintings. I recognised few paintings from Velazquez. Looking forward to go back and visit thee house.
Wellington's home is great. Lots of interesting paintings, sword and other pieces. Rooms were decorated to impress the kings and other important people who dined there.