Apsley House - English Heritage

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149 Piccadilly Hyde Park Corner
Greater London

Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778. Wellington made it his home in 1817 after a dazzling military career which culminated in his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. He enlarged the house, adding on the spectacular 90ft long Waterloo Gallery to create a setting fit for a Duke. It has been the London home of the Dukes of Wellington ever since. Apsley House boasts a remarkable collection of Spanish and Dutch masters paintings, including the world-famous 'Waterseller of Seville' by Velazquez.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Closed until 29 March 2015. Opening time after that date will be available nearer the time.


Admission prices tbc.


  • English Heritage
  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
  • Historic Scotland

Travel directions:

Take exit 1 from Hyde Park Corner Underground Station

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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