Wellington Arch †

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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J 7JZ
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1 Apr to 1 Nov: Wed to Sun (& Bank Hols) 10am-5pm | 2 Nov to 31 Mar: Wed to Sun 10am-4pm | Closed 7-13 May, 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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Wellington ArchA 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 Britain in the Napoleonic wars. Though the arch remains, dominating Hyde Park Corner, sadly the unfeasibly huge equestrian figure of the 'Iron Duke' was removed from the top of the arch in 1882. The top is however adorned by an imposing bronze sculpture, the largest in Europe. The interior is open to the public, and a small exhibition celebrates the arch's history, from its time as the entrance to Buckingham Palace to a stint as London's smallest police station. There are excellent views of Hyde Park, one of the Royal Parks and a lovely green space, from the balcony.

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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
11 minutes walk
Charing Cross Railway Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Hilton Hotel NCP
4 minutes walk
Carrington Street NCP
6 minutes walk

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InterContinental London Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £175† 21% off
One Hamilton Place, W1V | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
Halkin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £179† 23% off
Halkin Street, SW1X | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
Located in London's fashionable Belgravia district, The Halkin has been setting the standard for luxurious, modern hotels since its opening in 1991. There's a boutique, designer ... More
Metropolitan by Como, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £163† 34% off
Old Park Lane, W1K | 3 minutes from Wellington Arch
Acclaimed in-house restaurant Nobu is reason enough to stay here, but with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of London's exclusive Mayfair district and the skyline beyond, ... More
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 9 minutes from Wellington Arch
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
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Speakers' Corner
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 14 minutes from Wellington Arch
Not strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 18 minutes from Wellington Arch
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Wellington Arch

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wellington Arch
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Apsley House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 1 minute from Wellington Arch
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 ... More
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Shepherd Market
London > Attractions >
Mayfair, W1J | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
This 'hidden' square in Mayfair has more than its fair share of good restaurants, Victorian pubs and boutique shops, ... More
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Museums At Night
London > Events > Tours †Dates: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017 - 6pm-9pm
Wellington Arch, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, W1J | 1 minute from Wellington Arch
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Live At Hatchetts
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 16th May to 30th November 2017 - 8pm
Wellington Arch, No. 5 White Horse street, W1J | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
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Near Wellington Arch
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 9 minutes from Wellington Arch
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really ... More
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The Other Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 9 minutes from Wellington Arch
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to the public in September ... More
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Shopping near Wellington Arch

The best shops and markets near Wellington Arch
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Simon Carter Mayfair
London > Shopping > Menswear
34 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Rococo
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Wellington Arch
This gorgeous shop is a mecca for chocolate lovers. It is the brainchild of designer Chantal Coady, who opened the store in 1983, and is dedicated ... More
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Christian Louboutin
London > Shopping > Shoes
23 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Wellington Arch
The famous red sole designer shoes by Christian Louboutin are worn by celebrities and fashionistas who favour the glamourous heels designed by the inventive Frenchman. Born ... More
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The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
Earning the Award of Excellence more times than it would be polite to mention in recent years, an afternoon brew at The Lanesborough is a bit ... More
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Celeste Restaurant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
The chef in charge at The Lanesborough, Eric Frechon - who has three Michelin stars at his Paris restaurant - has brought his protege, Florian Favario, ... More
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Theo Randall at The InterContinental
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 14 minutes from Wellington Arch
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 19 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 21 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Wellington Arch gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Metropolitan Hotel, Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Wellington Arch
Housed within the Metropolitan by COMO hotel, the Shambhala Urban Escape takes a personalised approach to fitness and wellbeing. Open to both guests and non-residents, the ... More
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Spa to You
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Wellington Arch
Home to the Hollywood favourite Japanese Nightingale Dropping Facial, the team at Spa to You aren't lying when they claim to 'offer the latest techniques in ... More
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The best pubs near London Wellington Arch.
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Wellington Arch
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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Wellington Arch clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
The Whisky Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
With a choice of more than 300 whiskies sourced from across the world, The Whisky Bar in the Athenaeum boasts more options than any other hotel ... More
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CC Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
Formerly the POP bar, the new CC Bar at Hilton on Park Lane has been redesigned by renowned interior designer Joh Fraher and now features neutral ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Wellington Arch.
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The Lanesborough London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
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 | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
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
Dartmouth House (English-Speaking Union)
London > Business > Venue Hire
37 Charles Street, The English-Speaking Union - Dartmouth House, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Wellington Arch
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