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Apsley House

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About Apsley House

This impressive Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington, and is still lived in by the current Duke.

Apart from the historic building, see one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.

(Note, entry is free for English Heritage members, details on the link below)


Apsley House,
149 Piccadilly,
Hyde Park Corner,

Ticket prices

    Adult: £12.80 Child (5-17 years): £7.60 Concession: £11.50 Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £33.20 Family (1 adult, up to 3 children): £20.40

English Heritage members visit for free.

Prices last checked January 2023.

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Link to Apsley House's website

Opening Hours

The building is open at weekends only during the winter months, and between Wed to Sun (closed Mon & Tue) during the summer month.

Typical opening hours are 11am to 4pm in the winter and 10am to 5pm in the summer.

Opening hours last checked January 2023.


Disabled access is very limited for those with impaired mobility, as there are no ramps and only one lift in the building. Lift provides access to the first floor, but there are 8 steps down to the lift itself.

Frequently asked questions

Who lives in Apsley House?

The current Duke of Wellington still lives in the top floor of Apsley House, but most of the building is now open to the public.

When was Apsley House built?

Apsley House was originally built between 1771 and 1778 for Lord Chancellor Henry, 1st Baron Apsley, by the architect Robert Adam. It was bought by the Duke of Wellington in 1817.

Is photography allowed inside Apsley House?

No, they do not allow any photography within the building.

What is there to see in Apsley House?

Apart from the grand state rooms used by the Duke when entertaining, there's a large collection of art to see, and a huge statue of Napoleon in the staircase, donated by the French government.

How long would a visit last?

Most people can comfortably spend a couple of hours in Apsley House

Location map and local interesting places
Map of Lewisham Street
What's the nearest railway station to Apsley House

The nearest station is Hyde Park Corner Tube Station which is 0 miles away.


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