Things to see and do
What you need to know
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Battle of Waterloo Anniversary
Hugely over-confident on the morning of the battle, Napoleon declared that the French could not fail to take the day. The rest, as they say, is history.
2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Visit the third and fourth floors to learn more about the day when Wellington met and defeated Napoleon in the new exhibition.
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.
Did you know that Wellington Arch hasn't always been opposite the entrance to Hyde Park? How did they move such a huge monument? Has the bronze statue always been of the Angel of Peace riding in a horse-drawn chariot?
Browse and Buy
Our fascinating shop sells a wide range of specialist historical books, on the Battle of Waterloo as well as other topics.
Plan your visit to Wellington Arch today.