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Wellington Arch, London

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Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike and a great addition to a memorable day out in London. The balconies offer unique views across London and of the Household Cavalry, passing beneath on their way to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade every morning. It was originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace and moved to its present site in 1882, and the history of the Arch is documented in an Exhibition on the first floor.
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  • Yes, you can see Hyde Park Corner, Apsley House and the tree tops of Buckingham Palace, but that's about it. Opposite Hyde Park corner, Wellington Arch is essentially a small museum inside, offering a...  more »
  • Glad i went, something to do. The entry fee supports its preservation, so in that respect its worth it. Exhibitions fairly dull but i did like the ‘Wellington boots’ and the old blue fiver.  more »
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  • I love this place, I often visit this place and take pictures, Both the Wellington Arch and Marble Arch(originally sited in front of Buckingham Palace) were planned in 1825 by George IV to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. During the second half of the 1820s, the Commissioners of Woods and Forests and the King resolved that Hyde Park, and the area around it, should be renovated to match the splendour of rival European capital cities, and that the essence of the new arrangement would be a triumphal approach to the recently completed Buckingham Palace
  • First time ever here and it was very enjoyable. I’d recommend that if it’s not raining go to the very top and experience the views on either side of the arch. There’s detailed information on the actual ‘Battle of Waterloo’. When back at the start I’d recommend trying the Sloe Gin and the English Mead which are excellent.
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