Wellington Arch

Things to see and do

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. We may need to continue making changes as we follow continually evolving Government advice, so we recommend checking this information before your visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

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Unrivalled Views

Peek into the Queen's back gardens from the balconies of Wellington Arch. Look out over London's Royal Parks to the Houses of Parliament.

If you get your timings right, you can watch the Household Cavalry passing through the arch on their way to and from the Changing of the Guard. Stopping the traffic on their way as they ride on horseback beneath you - it is an unforgettable sight.

Close-up of the Quadriga statue, Wellington Arch

Browse and Buy

Our fascinating shop sells a wide range of specialist historical books, on the Battle of Waterloo as well as other topics.

Browse a range of the English Heritage guidebooks, and don't forget to buy a souvenir to take home with you. Or shop online before or after your visit.

Plan your visit to Wellington Arch today.

Consequences of Play Exhibition

This new exhibition, The Consequences of Play by artist Daniel Crews-Chubb includes a new series of epic paintings inspired by our iconic Wellington Arch, Apsley House and Peter Paul Rubens’ painting the Consequences of War.

The exhibition will explore Crews-Chubb's reinterpretation of Rubens’ original painting, which allegorically depicted Europe in the aftermath of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).   

The exhibition is in partnership with the Vigo Gallery and will be on display until 12 March 2022 and is included in standard admission.

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