Addresses don’t come much grander than 'Number One London', the popular name for Apsley House, one of the most interesting visitor attractions in London. Home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, the interior of the house has changed very little since the days of the Iron Duke.
It boasts one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain. Pride of place goes to a massive nude statue of Napoleon. Why not include a stroll through nearby Hyde Park, and a visit to nearby Wellington Arch for a great value family day out in London.
Apsley House is closed this winter as we complete a project to return the entrance hall to it's Regency heyday. Experience the grandeur of this fine town house with its new entrance hall displays when we open again in April 2014.
Museums at Night
Fri 16 & Sat 17 May 2014
Join us at Apsley House after hours as part of the nationwide 'Museums at Night' event series.
Sat 14 & Sun 15 Jun 2014
Attention! Relive the drama and grandeur of the Napoleonic War as you are brought face to face with Wellington’s Red Coats in the midst of the combat campaign.
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jun 2014
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149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London - W1J 7NT
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