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Wellington Arch  

 
 
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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J 7JZ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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£4.00 (Adults), £3.60 (Concs), £2.40 (Children), £22.40 (Family)
 

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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
 
 
 
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £187  30% off
116 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
 
 
 
London Hilton on Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £164  36% off
22 Park Lane, W1K | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
The Hilton's flagship property, this impressive hotel commands lovely views over Hyde Park and London's cityscape. This place has got to live up to its Park ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Sights nearest Wellington Arch

Nearest to Wellington Arch
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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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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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 opened to the public in ... 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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What are the best dining options near Wellington Arch London?
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Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Céleste
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Wellington Arch
At The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, a "gilt-edged confection of a hotel" (Conde Nast Traveller), the Michelin-starred Céleste offers the first class French cuisine ... 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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Near Wellington Arch
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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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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 Athenaeum Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
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 Wellington Arch

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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Wellington Arch

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
 
 
 
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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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Queen Victoria's Palace
Queen Victoria's Palace
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2019 

Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

One of several London exhibitions marking the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, Queen Victoria's Palace at Buckingham Palace tells ...More

 
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 13th October 2019 

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

To celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago, the Royal Collection, which owns the world's "most eye-popping hoard ...More

 
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Tours | Until 29th September 2019 

Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look around Buckingham Palace and admire the grand State Rooms used by ...More

 
Normality
Theatre | Until 21st September 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 9 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

A naive IT worker gets a job at a city firm and encounters corporate corruption, which leads him to examine ...More

Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Victoria Palace Theatre 10 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 11 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Taryn Simon: A Burn Scar Visible From Space
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Davies Street 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Photographs from the artist's ongoing Black Square series, which place objects, documents and individuals in a black field with the ...More

Peter Doig
Exhibitions | Until 16th November 2019 

Michael Werner Gallery 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Dreamlike paintings of Caribbean landscapes and figures by a painter who was born in Edinburgh but lives and works between ...More

Helene Schjerfbeck
Helene Schjerfbeck
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Royal Academy of Arts 13 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Over 60 paintings by 'Finland's Munch' go on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in the first major exhibition ...More

 
The 23 String Orchestra
Concerts | On 17th September 2019 

Cadogan Hall 13 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

David Cutts conducts Elgar's Serenade For Strings, Shostakovich and Barshai's Chamber Symphony, Janacek's Suite For Strings and Elgar's Introduction And ...More

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Old Bengal Bar
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Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building originally owned by the East India Company, ...More

 
Human Stories: Circa No Future
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Coronet Theatre

Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton writes a shocking allegorical ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
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British Museum

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Shot in Soho
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Photographers' Gallery

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The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera presents a new production of ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Coralli ...More

 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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