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149 Piccadilly, Belgravia, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Wed to Sun 11am-5pm | Bank Holiday Mon 31 Aug 2015 11am-5pm | 2 Nov 2015-24 Mar 2016 Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
 
PRICES
£8.30 (Adults), £7.50 (Concessions), £5 (Children), £21.60 (Family) | Apsley House and Wellington Arch £10 (Adults), £9 (Concessions), £6 (Children), £26 (Family)
 

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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. You can combine your trip to Apsley House with a visit to Wellington Arch just across the road with a joint ticket for just a few pounds extra.

 

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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

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

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £175  27% off
One Hamilton Place, W1V | 1 minute from Apsley House
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37 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Apsley House
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9 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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11 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Apsley House
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Heywood Hill
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10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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Geo F Trumper
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9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Apsley House
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InterContinental London Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Apsley House
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London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
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Ye Grapes
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16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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Punch Bowl
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41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Apsley House
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CC Bar
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Blue Bar
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