Facilities at Apsley House


No parking available on site. There is a charged car park on Park Lane (about 1/4 mile away) that is not managed by English Heritage. Visitors have to cross very busy roads to reach the site. Limited, free parking is available for disabled visitors. It is essential to phone the site and book parking in advance. The parking spaces are between 5-15m away from the entrance. Cobbled forecourt with 5 steps to the front door. Please note there is no ramp available.

Picnic Area

Although there is no picnic area on the site, Hyde Park is close to the house.


Shop selling range of English Heritage gifts and souvenirs, with a particular London and Victorian theme.


Male and female toilets available.


No dogs are allowed on site.


The collection of paintings at Apsley House contains about 200 of the finest works of art in London. It is a treasure house of pictures that originally belonged to the king of Spain, and which were removed from the Spanish royal palaces by Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, Joseph.

Our 15-minute 'Walk and Talk' Gallery Tours take place twice daily throughout the year.


There are no gardens at this site, but Hyde Park is very close by.

Audio Tours

Audio Tour Availability
Audio tours are included in the admission price. The tours cover each room and include the history of the Duke of Wellington, the house and the artwork on show.


Family Learning
A family activity sheet is available. Please ask staff.


Foreign Language Audio Tours
Audio tours are also available in French and Spanish.
Foreign Language Guidebooks
Translations of the house tour are available on request.

Commercial Photography and Filming

English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.


Site Telephone
020 7499 5676
Customer Services
0870 333 1181
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London - W1J 7NT
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A guide book is available for this property.