Inside this famous London landmark you can discover the story of the Battle of Waterloo in the exhibition and enjoy the panoramic views over the Royal Parks from the balconies. Time your visit to view the Household Cavalry riding under the arch to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade.
1st of April - 30th of October
Open Wednesday to Sunday only - 10am to 5pm.
31st of October - 31st of March
Open Wednesday to Sunday only - 10am to 4pm.
Last admission 30 mins before closing.
Please note that Wellington Arch will close at 4pm on 11 May and 12 May 2022.
Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J7JZ
A memorable visit of this imposing and iconic monument, right at the heart of London. Proudly standing opposite Hyde Park and Apsley House, Wellington Arch is a famous landmark for visitors and Londoners alike. Topped by the biggest bronze sculpture in Europe, it was originally intended as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace, as well as a proclamation of Wellington's victories over Napoleon.
Enjoy glorious panoramas over the Royal Parks from the balconies just below the great Quadriga sculpture, depicting the Angel of Peace descending on the four-horsed chariot of War.
Visit the exhibition on the first floor to discover the surprising story of how the arch's appearance and sitting have changed since it was erected in 1825-27.