Apsley House

 
 

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ADDRESS
149 Piccadilly, Belgravia, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Wednesday to Sunday & Bank Hols 1st April - 1st November: 11am - 5pm 2nd November - 31st March: 11am - 4pm (Last admission half an hour before closing)
 
PRICES
House: £6.70 (Adults) £6.00 (Concessions) £4.00(Children) | House and Wellington Arch: £8.20 (Adults) £7.40 (Concessions) £5.20 (Children)
 

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Apsley HouseApsley House is closed until April 2015 while preparations for the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo are underway. These include a series of events, fresh interpretation, and a new look for the Waterloo Gallery.

Originally 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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Apsley House - Waterloo Gallery

Apsley House Waterloo Gallery 

Opening and closing times for Apsley House

Today (Saturday) Apsley House closes at 16.00

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

Wednesday:

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16.00
 
 

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16.00
 
 

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16.00
 
 

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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
 
 
 
 

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