Apsley House

 
 
ADDRESS
149 Piccadilly, Belgravia, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Wednesday to Sunday & Bank Hols: 1st April - 1st November: 11am - 5pm | 2nd November - 29th March 2015: Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm (Last admission half an hour before closing)
 
PRICES
Single Ticket: £6.90 Adult, £6.20 Concessions, £4.20 Child | Joint ticket: £8.90 Adult, £8.00 Concessions, £5.30 Child, £23.10 Family ticket
 

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Apsley HouseOriginally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains some of the finest Regency interiors around. The house formed the elegant backdrop to a host of glittering banquets which mirrored the rise in status of the Duke. Held in the opulent Waterloo Gallery, the feasts were a decadent and raucous annual celebration of the Duke's landmark victory at Waterloo. The Wellington family still reside in the property to this day making Apsley House the only property managed by English Heritage in which the original owners' family still live. The property is colloquially known as 'Number 1 London', because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge. The Duke's former abode is today home to paintings by Velazquez, van Dyke and Rubens as well as an unrivalled silver and porcelain collection.

 

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Opening and closing times for Apsley House

Today (Tuesday) Apsley House is closed.

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

Wednesday:

11.00
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16.00
 
 

Thursday:

11.00
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16.00
 
 

Friday:

11.00
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16.00
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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16.00
 
 

Sunday:

11.00
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LondonTown.com - Apsley House Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Hilton Hotel NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chesterfield House NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Apsley House on LondonTown.com

 
London's Indoor Autumn Attractions

Apsley House & Wellington Arch 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, W1J For a warming indoor treat that matches the rich, aesthetic vibrancy of autumn, submerse yourself in...

 
 
Summer Walking 2006

Royal Parks Walk 2.5 Mile Walk to the Serpentine One of the most impressive facts about London is that it has more parkland than any other...

 
 
Autumn Indoor Attractions 2005

Apsley House & Wellington Arch For a warming indoor treat that matches the rich, aesthetic vibrancy of autumn, submerse yourself in the sumptuous, palatial décor...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Apsley House

Near Apsley House
InterContinental London Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £187  35% off
One Hamilton Place, W1V | 1 minute from Apsley House
1 Park Lane is among the smartest addresses in London, and the global flagship of the Intercontinental chain thoroughly lives up to its location. There is ... More
 
 
 
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Hyde Park Corner, SW1X | 2 minutes from Apsley House
Capturing the style of an exquisite, early 19th-century residence, this esteemed establishment is wonderfully elegant and upmarket. Offering an exclusive personalised service, every guest is thoroughly ... More
 
 
 
The Wellesley Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £150  23% off
11 Knightsbridge, SW1X | 3 minutes from Apsley House
This newly restored 1920s Knightsbridge townhouse offers a glamorous place to stay with its modern art deco interiors and ideal central location. Building on its musical ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Apsley House
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987, it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 9 minutes from Apsley House
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Apsley House
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Apsley House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Apsley House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won by ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 9 minutes from Apsley House
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely seen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Bus Company
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 10 minutes from Apsley House
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Apsley House

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Royal Mews Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 30th March 2014
Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 9 minutes from Apsley House
The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and ceremonial ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from Apsley House
'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. One of them is a clever, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Billy Elliot
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd March 2005 to 19th December 2015
Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 12 minutes from Apsley House
Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Apsley House

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St James Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Apsley House
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 12 minutes from Apsley House
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 12 minutes from Apsley House
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Apsley House

The best shops and markets near Apsley House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simon Carter Mayfair
London > Shopping > Menswear
34 Shepherd Market, W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department. Founded ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Geo F Trumper
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Apsley House
Famous barber frequented by famous faces offering the full works, even manicures. Men can learn how to shave properly with a special training session.... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Apsley House

What are the best dining options near Apsley House London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theo Randall at The InterContinental
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
For 15 years he was head chef and silent partner alongside Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray at the famed River Cafe then in 2006 Theo Randall ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookbook Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
InterContinental London Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
This casual restaurant at the InterContinental London Park Lane is designed as a venue for aspiring chefs and sommeliers. Guests can experience wine and food tastings, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Apsley House
Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough is not available until late 2014. Earning the Award of Excellence more times than it would be polite to mention in ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Apsley House

Near Apsley House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 18 minutes from Apsley House
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 20 minutes from Apsley House
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 20 minutes from Apsley House
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Apsley House

Apsley House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Apsley House
Few spas come with views like this. Situated on the 10th floor of the Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel, the luxury spa treatments are perfectly complimented ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Berkeley Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Apsley House
The Health Club & Spa at The Berkeley hotel lays claim to being the only hotel spa in London to feature a roof top pool, and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Athenaeum Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Apsley House
The Athenaeum Spa promises to revive and rejuvenate its guests with the help of bespoke REN treatments and Elemis pampering. Treatment options include a Moroccan rose ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Apsley House

The best pubs near London Apsley House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Apsley House
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Apsley House
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Apsley House

Apsley House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
The Met Bar was synonymous with celebrities in the nineties - Kate Moss and her clan were among the A-list regulars - and it still gets ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Apsley House
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar 45
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 Park Lane, W1K | 4 minutes from Apsley House
Located above the hotel's restaurant, CUT, Bar 45 is a stylish cocktail bar that's ideal for a sophisticated evening sipping on cocktails. The décor is sleek, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Apsley House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Apsley House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lanesborough a St. Regis Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Apsley House
Capturing the style of an exquisite early 19th-century residence, this esteemed establishment is wonderfully elegant and upmarket. Offering an exclusive personalised service, every guest is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Apsley House
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Apsley House
... More
 
 
 
 

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We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Wellington Arch 1 minute walk from Apsley House

Commemorating the First World War, English Heritage presents We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials at The Quadriga Gallery, ...More

The Mayfair Community Choir
Exhibitions | Until 28th October 2014 

The Grosvenor Chapel 8 minutes walk from Apsley House

A Local choir every Tuesday....More

Royal Mews Tickets
Royal Mews Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 30th September 2014 

Royal Mews 9 minutes walk from Apsley House

The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the ...More

 
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 9 minutes walk from Apsley House

Marking the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, T he First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 ...More

 
Models Night Out
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th November 2014 

Funky Buddha 9 minutes walk from Apsley House

DJs Colin Francis, Vernon James, Max Denham, MC Kie and CJ Turner play funky house and electro....More

Obsessions presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th November 2014 

Funky Buddha 9 minutes walk from Apsley House

DJ Colin Francis, DJ Vernon James, Max Denham and MC Kie provide funky house and R&B....More

Traces Of War: Landscapes Of The Western Front
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2014 

The Fleming Collection 10 minutes walk from Apsley House

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Fleming Collection is showing an exhibition of ...More

Heart Strings: Stories Of Love And Loss
Theatre | On 30th September 2014 

St James Theatre 10 minutes walk from Apsley House

With Lizzie Ball on violin accompanying Ben Miller, Juliet Stevenson and Natascha McElhone....More

Fat Cat's Jumpin Jiveniks
Concerts | On 30th September 2014 

Dover Street Restaurant and Bar 11 minutes walk from Apsley House

The group plays swing....More

You Should Be So Lucky
Theatre | Until 18th October 2014 

Above The Stag Theatre 11 minutes walk from Apsley House

A young electrologist is due to inherit part of a millionaire's vast fortune, if not stopped by the millionaire's daughter. ...More

 
 
 
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