Whilst it's not the greatest view in London, where else can you legally peer into Buckingham Palace's gardens for just 4 pounds? Depending on how leafy the trees are, your view might be restricted to about fifty feet of gravel path -- but who knows, maybe the Queen will be strolling by!
The arch's two balconies also offer a decent view down Constitution Hill, around Hyde Park Corner, and the Duke of Wellington's former residence at Apsley House.
The interior of the arch houses an exhibition which explores the history of the arch and how it was built. (This is sometimes replaced by a temporary exhibition on an alternate subject.)
Wellington Arch commemorates the Duke of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon, and stands opposite his former home – Aspley House.
“They've got a little lift inside that takes you up to a balcony which looks out over the roundabout. It's not a bad little view up there. I was hoping to see the Queen picking weeds in the flower beds. But it turns out that that i…”
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The Whispering Gallery, in St. Paul’s Cathedral – 1st January to 31st December 2013 One of the favourite pasttimes for tourists is to climb up St. Paul’s Cathedal and test out the Whispering Gallery. A perculiar acoustic effect enables you to whisper into one side of the dome and be heard just as clearly round the other side.
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