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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£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 £181  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 £279  24% 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 £258  22% 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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Alternative Sights nearest Wellington Arch

Nearest to Wellington Arch
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Magic Hour
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th October 2017 to 27th April 2018 - 8pm-9.45pm
Wellington Arch, 1 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
...More
 
 
 
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Carols by Candlelight: Macmillan Cancer Support
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017
Wellington Arch, 32a Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Wellington Arch
This enormously popular carol concert held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, now in its 27th year, takes place at the Grade II listed St ...More
 
 
 
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Whitehall Choir Carol Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 19th December 2017 - 7.30pm-9pm
Wellington Arch, 119 Eaton Square, SW1W | 6 minutes from Wellington Arch
Live Music, Choir....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 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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Restaurants near Wellington Arch

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
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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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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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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Pubs near Wellington Arch

The best pubs near London Wellington Arch.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Carols by Candlelight: Macmillan Cancer Support
Carols by Candlelight: Macmillan Cancer Support
Seasonal | On 14th December 2017 

St Paul's Church Knightsbridge 4 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

This enormously popular carol concert held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, now in its 27th year, takes place ...More

 
Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

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

 
Harrods Christmas Windows: Dolce & Gabbana
Harrods Christmas Windows: Dolce & Gabbana
Seasonal | Until 29th December 2017 

Harrods 11 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana are taking over Harrods, transforming the Knightsbridge store into an Italian Christmas. The window ...More

 
Dolce & Gabbana's Christmas Market
Seasonal | Until 28th December 2017 

Harrods 11 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

As huge fans of the festive season, designer duo Dolce and Gabbana are bringing a Christmas Market to Harrods this ...More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 1st December 2018 

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

 
The Brooklyn Shakers
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

Quaglino's 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

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Vibe
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

Quaglino's 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

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Alanna And The Q's And The Soul Kings
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

Quaglino's 12 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

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From Life
From Life
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 13 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Looking to the past, present and future of one of the cornerstones of artistic process, the Royal Academy asks what ...More

 
Dali/Duchamp
Dali/Duchamp
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 13 minutes walk from Wellington Arch

Dalí/Duchamp at the Royal Academy of Arts explores the friendship and links between conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp and surrealist Salvador ...More

 

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The York Realist
The York Realist
Theatre | From 8th February 

The Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie, who delighted Donmar audiences with his celebrated productions of My Night ...More

 
Gundog
Theatre | From 31st January 

Royal Court Theatre

Writer Simon Longman makes his debut at the Royal Court with a poignant drama about two sisters, Anna and Becky, who are determined to hold their family together after the death of their mother until ...More

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me
Exhibitions | On 29th October 

London Palladium

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress and comedian, Joanna Lumley, ...More

 
Quiz
Quiz
Theatre | From 31st March 

Noel Coward Theatre

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' ...More

 
Girls & Boys
Girls & Boys
Theatre | From 8th February 

Royal Court Theatre

Starring BAFTA Award winner Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys sees writer Dennis Kelly collaborating for ...More

 
Oceania
Oceania
Exhibitions | From 29th September 

Royal Academy of Arts

Exploring themes of voyaging, place-making and encounter, Oceania marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal ...More

 
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano
Exhibitions | From 15th September 

Royal Academy of Arts

He has designed some of the most striking buildings in our modern cities, from the ...More

 
Charles I: King and Collector
Charles I: King and Collector
Exhibitions | From 27th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

During his reign, from 1625 until his execution ...More

 
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Design Museum

Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as ...More

 
So Many Reasons
So Many Reasons
Theatre | From 16th January 

Camden People's Theatre

Fuel presents a collaboration between writer Racheal Ofori and performer Heather Agyepong, exploring the unique ...More

 
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
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Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
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Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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