Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Set in the heart of royal London, Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the 'Quadriga' - or four-horsed chariot - of War. Visit this spectacular landmark and feast on the glorious panoramas over London from its balconies. Discover the Royal Parks, and watch the Household Cavalry on their way to the Changing of the Guard. Features stunning views, exhibition spaces and a specialty gift shop.
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Neighbourhood: Victoria
How to get there
  • Hyde Park Corner • 2 min walk
  • Knightsbridge • 9 min walk
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  • Kev M
    London, United Kingdom132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central London gem
    Visited here on 3rd august 2023 with family. The visit is very quick but you do get to climb to the top of the arch and have a great view. The staff are very friendly and helpful and as I am a member of English heritage we didn’t have to pay . It’s worth a visit just for the view .
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,938 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dominant Feature in the Corner
    With an impressive array of memorials in Hyde Park Corner, Wellington’s Arch is the most dominant. Perhaps it over shadows the other memorials. The arch and the statue are impressive in their design. Wellington must have been one great leaders to be revered in such a way.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Paul B
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Visited today and were welcomed by Hannah and Phoebe who were an absolute joy, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Enjoyed the Samuel Bassett exhibition and the info about the history of the arch too. Lovely views from the top!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 January 2024
  • brandreth16
    286 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value at nearly £7?
    It's a very impressive monument, with a striking statue on its top - but you don't have to pay to see the outside: that's free. You only have to pay to go in - and that's quite ordinary. Probably the best thing is the view and as it was raining heavily, during my visit, that wasn't as good as it could've been. I think you're basically paying £7 for the view, so I'd recommend that you only go there on a nice day.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 February 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
An impressive arch in a great setting. To be honest, we didn’t know you could go inside, so we didn’t. Worth walking past though.
Written 2 March 2024
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ChrissieWilliams81
Wyong Creek, Australia528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited here using our London Pass. I’d walked past many times, but never been inside.

Nice views on both sides and changing exhibitions.

A cute little shop too!
Written 26 February 2024
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brandreth16
London286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It's a very impressive monument, with a striking statue on its top - but you don't have to pay to see the outside: that's free.
You only have to pay to go in - and that's quite ordinary.
Probably the best thing is the view and as it was raining heavily, during my visit, that wasn't as good as it could've been.
I think you're basically paying £7 for the view, so I'd recommend that you only go there on a nice day.
Written 8 February 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Stately magnificent arch
* Impressive horse statue on top
* Access possible to viewing platform on top

CONS
* Many bicycles go through the arch

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… after I descended the bus from Golders Green towards South Kensington.

I enjoyed this monument and walked under it and then returned and rode the Santander bicycle under it.

I didn’t know then that one can enter the arch and cling to the top.

WOULD I GO THERE AGAIN?
When I return to this area- sure

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Seeing it and walking under and around it is free. The climb to the top costs £6.50 and I personally would not buy a ticket.

ADVICE
* For sure go and see and about it
* Remember that you can pay to climb to the top
Written 27 January 2024
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Paul B
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Visited today and were welcomed by Hannah and Phoebe who were an absolute joy, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Enjoyed the Samuel Bassett exhibition and the info about the history of the arch too. Lovely views from the top!
Written 27 January 2024
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MellWard
Tamworth, UK281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just walking through it was wonderful to see the architecture of this bridge. Important for people who are into our history
Written 22 November 2023
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,938 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
With an impressive array of memorials in Hyde Park Corner, Wellington’s Arch is the most dominant. Perhaps it over shadows the other memorials. The arch and the statue are impressive in their design. Wellington must have been one great leaders to be revered in such a way.
Written 22 September 2023
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James M
Edmonton, Canada1,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I came here on June 8/23 when I spent over an hour trying to find a different place I was looking for, I liked the structure itself and the inside contained paintings of the Duke of Wellington and such, but since I walked all the way to the top only stopping to look briefly at each level for only a few moments that I never took any pictures inside and only wanted to take a few selfies and the views from the top of the Arch.

I would not come back here for I don’t think this place is worth more than a one-time visit to see the inside specifically, except to come by and see the structure itself and the statue of the Duke of Wellington.

4 of 5 for great view
4 of 5 for impressive structure
2 of 5 for nothing super special inside
2.5 of 5 overall for this place
Written 26 August 2023
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Kev M
London, UK132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Visited here on 3rd august 2023 with family. The visit is very quick but you do get to climb to the top of the arch and have a great view. The staff are very friendly and helpful and as I am a member of English heritage we didn’t have to pay . It’s worth a visit just for the view .
Written 13 August 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
It is an impressive massive monument commemorating the victory over Napoleon. Originally the main entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Worth visiting!
Written 21 June 2023
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