Apsley House  

 
 
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149 Piccadilly, Belgravia, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
 
 
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1 Apr-31 Oct Wed to Sun 11am-5pm | Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Bank Holiday 11am-5pm
 
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£9.30 (Adults), £8.40 (Concessions), £5.60 (Children), £24.20 (Family) | Apsley House and Wellington Arch £11.20 (Adults), £10.10 (Concessions), £6.70 (Children), £29.10 (Family)
 

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Apsley HouseOriginally 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. You can combine your trip to Apsley House with a visit to Wellington Arch just across the road with a joint ticket for just a few pounds extra.

 

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Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Hilton Hotel NCP
 
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Chesterfield House NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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InterContinental London Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £281  37% off
One Hamilton Place, W1V | 1 minute from Apsley House
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
 
 
 
London Hilton on Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £171  42% off
22 Park Lane, W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
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
 
 
 
Park Lane Mews Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  30% off
2 Stanhope Row, W1J | 3 minutes from Apsley House
Offering high quality service, beautifully decorated rooms and exquisite cuisine, the Park Lane Mews Hotel provides perfect inner city 4 star accommodation. With a traditional boutique ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Apsley House
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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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 9 minutes from Apsley House
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Apsley House
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
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Mayfair, W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
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Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 9 minutes from Apsley House
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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12 Palace Street, SW1E | 10 minutes from Apsley House
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The Other Palace Theatre
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12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Apsley House
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Victoria Palace Theatre
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Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 12 minutes from Apsley House
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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Simon Carter Mayfair
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34 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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Heywood Hill
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10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department. Founded ... More
 
 
 
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Geo F Trumper
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Apsley House
Famous barber frequented by famous faces offering the full works, even manicures. Men can learn how to shave properly with a special training session.... More
 
 
 
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The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
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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Cookbook Cafe
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InterContinental London Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
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Ella Canta
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One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J | 1 minute from Apsley House
Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 12 minutes from Apsley House
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 18 minutes from Apsley House
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 | 20 minutes from Apsley House
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
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Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Apsley House
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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London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
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 Berkeley Health Club & Spa
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The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Apsley House
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The Pantechnicon
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10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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
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16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Apsley House
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
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41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Apsley House
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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The Met Bar
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Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
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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CC Bar
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London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Apsley House
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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Blue Bar
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Apsley House
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
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The Lanesborough London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Apsley House
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 | 5 minutes from Apsley House
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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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
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66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Apsley House
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