"The Wellington Arch" Hyde Park Tip by easyoar
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The Wellington Arch isn't quite in Hyde Park, but is right next to Hyde Park Corner. The archway itself was built in 1828, and the sculpture on top was added in 1912. The artist was Adrian Jones, and before he placed the sculpture on top, he had a small dinner party and sat three people inside the body of one of the horses that you can see on top of the arch. It gives you a good sense of scale!
Unsurprisingly, the arch has become a memorial to the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), who is a British hero for the part he played in the Battel of Waterloo.
The archway itself has recently been restored (as you can see from the gleaming white in my photo!) and it is possible to climb up to a viewing platform just below the sculpture.
Address: Hyde Park Corner
Directions: Hyde Park Corner tube
Phone: +44 300 061 2000
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