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Wellington Arch, London: 16 reviews and 37 photos

  Wellington Arch
by Britannia2
  • Wellington Arch - London
      Wellington Arch
    by Britannia2
  • Wellington Arch - London
      Wellington Arch
    by Britannia2

A very impressive monument that was planned in 1825 to commemorate Englands victories in the Napoleanic wars. It was designed to be an impressive gateway in to London from the west.
Now of course it stands in a very busy urgan area and is an isolated traffic island - traffic swirls around it but it is a small oasis in a busy area.
The arch is hollow inside and owned by English Heritage. There are 3 floors of exhibits that show the history of the arch and at the top good views can be had over Hyde Park, Green Prk and even in to the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
One side of the arch is actually a ventilation shaft for the Underground and so if you see smoke coming out of the top do not think the arch is on fire!
The Arch is open from 10.00 to 17.00 and it costs 3.90 (April 11) with concessions possible, to visit the arch.

Address: Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London,W1J 7JJ
Directions: Hyde Park Corner underground.
Phone: +44 20 7930 2726
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk//daysout/properties/wellington-arch/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 2, 2011
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