Wellington Arch

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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J 7JZ
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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 £188† 35% 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 £261† 27% 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
    The Metropolitan Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £233† 35% 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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    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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    The Fourth Plinth
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 20 minutes from Wellington Arch
    The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
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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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    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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    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 8 minutes from Wellington Arch
    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
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    Miss-Leading Ladies
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th to 30th August 2015 - Various Times
    St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 9 minutes from Wellington Arch
    Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in a rip-roaring musical celebration of the grand dames of stage and screen, including Ethel Merman, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich ...More
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    Billy Elliot
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 22nd March 2005 to 17th December 2016
    Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Wellington Arch
    This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even more affecting on the stage of the Victoria Palace ...More
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    Wicked
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st August 2010 to 30th April 2016 - Various Times
    Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from Wellington Arch
    Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
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    St James 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 ... 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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    The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
    London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
    15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 11 minutes from Wellington Arch
    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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    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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    Cosmetics a la Carte
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    19b Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Wellington Arch
    Rethink your make-up and beauty regime with a 100-minute consultation that covers everything from skincare to make-up. Hour long restyles are hugely popular. Bring in your ... 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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    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 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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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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    Buckingham Palace Tickets - Summer Opening
    Buckingham Palace Tickets - Summer Opening
    Attraction | Until 27th September 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    In 2015, for the first time ever, visitors to the Summer Opening will enter the State Rooms through the Grand ...More

     
    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    Paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the ...More

    Private Evening View For Groups: Painting Paradise
    Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    An after-hours event to view the exhibition, with refreshments available....More

    Exhibition Talk For Groups: Painting Paradise
    Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    A member of staff from the Royal Collection Trust discusses the exhibition....More

    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition ...More

     
    Touch And Feel Object Handling Sessions
    Kids Events | Until 30th August 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    Learning Room to explore objects from our handling collection....More

    Miss-Leading Ladies
    Theatre | Until 30th August 2015 

    St James Theatre 9 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in a rip-roaring musical celebration of the grand dames of stage and screen, including ...More

    Waterloo Lives: The Defence Of Hougoumont Farm
    Exhibitions | Until 28th November 2015 

    Guards Museum 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

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    Clarence House
    Tours | Until 31st August 2015 

    Clarence House 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    The official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, which also houses some of Queen Elizabeth's ...More

    Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
    Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 13 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

    Nearly 35 years since Joseph Cornell's last solo show in the UK, the Royal Academy of Arts presents his glass-fronted ...More

     
     
     
     
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