Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch map
Address:
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner W1J 7JZ
Tel:
00207 930 2726
Web:
english-heritage.org.uk

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)

Getting to Wellington Arch

Driving:
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Taxis:
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Buses:
9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414 – London bus prices
Trains:
Hyde Park Corner PCL
The closest train station to Wellington Arch is Hyde Park Corner
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Hotels:
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Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of Wellington Arch  Check out my London blog for a full review, with a video

Good for kids? Value for money? Worth a visit?

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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> Craig’s review of Wellington Arch – “I'm guessing that most people come to Wellington Arch for just one reason: to have a sneaky peek over the wall into Buckingham Palace. They're hoping to see the Queen sunbathing on her manicured lawn, or Prince Philip testing out his shotgun on the sparrows. Alas, the view into the gardens is quite disappointing... but more on that later. This place is like a Tardis… continued”

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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