Apsley House


'Number One London' is a Regency masterpiece, a political seat, a metropolitan mansion, a treasure trove of artwork and artefacts, a home. Apsley House is a central London landmark boasting diverse learning opportunities and offers a unique insight into aristocratic life in Regency London.


Curriculum links

Support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, with a visit to Apsley House

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in your own locality
  • KS1-2 Language & Literacy
  • KS2 HistoryStudy of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS2-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1-4 Art & Design
  • KS3 History: Ideas, political power, industry and Empire: Britain 1745-1901

Free Self-Led Visits

The home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, Apsley House offers a unique learning experience for school groups. The house and its stunning interiors provides a unique insight into Regency aristocratic life in London, whilst the artwork and artefacts reveal the clash of Empires which helped define modern Europe at the Battle of Waterloo. Use one of our free Apsley House Classroom Kits themed around the Battle of Waterloo to help you make the most out of your visit. See the resources section below for more information.

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Plan Your Trip

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit our what to expect page.

Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: No parking available on site but there are excellent transport links nearby, including Hyde Park Corner Underground and several bus stops.
    • SHOP: On-site gift shop selling a range of items.
    • TOILETS:  Unisex toilet facilities are available in the house. Please note, the house does not have disabled toilets
    • EDUCATION ROOM: Currently unavailable. 
  • Learning Resources

    This pack will help teachers take their class on an interactive tour of Apsley House. Use this resource before and during your visit to help pupils get the most out of their learning. It includes notes and answers for teachers, plus a house floor plan and A5 pupil activity booklet.


  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    • April-December: Wednesday-Sunday 11-5pm
    • January-March: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm

    Please note: Apsley House will be closed on Thursday 8 September 2022.

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