Wellington Arch

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Wellington Arch
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Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner W1J 7JZ
00207 930 2726

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-Sep); 10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sun, Oct); 10 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Sun, Nov-Mar)
Ticket cost:
Adults £6.00; Children £3.60 (5-17); Infants free entry (under-5); Family ticket £15.40
Visiting hours and entry charges are subject to change
Time required:
A typical visit to Wellington Arch lasts 30-45 mins (approx)

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The closest train station to Wellington Arch is Hyde Park Corner
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Wellington Arch is also known as Constitution Arch because it stands on Constitution Hill – just off Hyde Park Corner. It was built by Decimus Burton in 1826 to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s victory in the Napoleonic War.

The black statue on the summit was added in 1914, just before the outbreak of World War I. It is entitled Peace Descending on the Quadriga of War, and is the largest bronze statue in Britain.

History of Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch hides three floors detailing the history of the London’s arches – and once housed the second-smallest police-station in the capital. (The smallest being in Trafalgar Square.)

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If you like heights then check out our list of London’s highest observation decks and hills

If you enjoy this then try: Apsley House (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Marble Arch (walk it in 16 mins or catch a train from Hyde Park Corner to Marble Arch).

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