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Apsley House

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Address: Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
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This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke...

This is the home of the famous British general and prime minister, the Duke of Wellington. It houses a fine collection of master art and silver objects, as well as the "Iron Duke's" wartime medals and battlefield orders.

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One of my favourites!

Well I just loved our visit here - once again we probably chose to visit because of the London Pass booklet. The detail, opulence and history so beautiful - strangely I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well I just loved our visit here - once again we probably chose to visit because of the London Pass booklet. The detail, opulence and history so beautiful - strangely I was fascinated by the fact that behind the mirrors were secrete doorways and stairs for servants to bring up food etc. and the ballroom had sliding mirrors across the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The security people at an increasing number of English Heritage sites tell you on arrival that you must carry your backpack on your front or in your hand. I don't think they understand the meaning of 'back pack'. Some allow you to take photos but that's still difficult under those rules, as camera backpacks, by definition, can be quite heavy.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Apsley House was one of the top 3 places on my list to visit. It didn't disappoint. This mansion of the Duke of Wellington is absolutely beautiful. It is elegantly decorated with fine art, dinnerware and furnishings. The home also has a few statues and paintings of the general that the Duke defeated at Waterloo. I absolutely loved this place.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to visit Apsley House during a day trip to London with my mother. Used National Rail 2 for 1 days out in London discount voucher. Very enjoyable visit with plenty of history and art to see in every room. Included in the entry fee is an audio guide device with headphones to use if required. Staff are friendly and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wanted to visit Wellington's home in London but was amazed at the number of paintings he had collected and had been given in his lifetime. This is a compact museum with an audio guide to follow. A museum which would be of interest not only to those following Wellington's life but also to art lovers. Easy to get to either... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We recently became members of English Heritage and on a trip to London decided to visit Apsley House and the Wellington Arch. Visited The house first where we were warmly welcomed by friendly staff. The audio guide was easy to use and gave lots of information. We were in time to catch a talk in the striped drawing room, well... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke of Wellingtons house contains a lot of art as well as a lot of dinner services and other property belonging to the Duke. When you go in grab one of the multimedia tour guides (we didnt realise until about half way through as no one offered us one) off the peg to take around with you. If there... More 

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Visited today as a last minute decision as have membership to English heritage. Wouldn't have been a visit if choice with a 5 & 7 year old but was really impressed with the interactive guide devices. Absolutely brilliant informative and kept the kids entertained looking for the treasure items in each room. Would definitely recommend a visit along with wellington... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

English heritage house though is still lived in and used as a home . Every room in this house is cramed full of the most amazing items either given to or bought by the various dukes of wellington over the years , but vwery top -heavy on the years 1800-1850 obviously because of the first duke . The contents of... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the house for my Birthday, the details of the house were well explained very well by the guides, and the information was cleared displayed and the artefacts were well looked after.

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