Apsley House - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the 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)

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Apsley House,
149 Piccadilly,
Hyde Park Corner,

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Future events at Apsley House

Re-enactors recreate the life of a regiment that fought at the famous Battle, along with special talks and demonstrations.
Saturday, 25th Jun 11am to 5pm
Waterloo Weekend

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

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

What's the nearest railway station to Apsley House

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

Apsley House - Latest News

Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington’s London home, Apsley House has re-presented Waterloo Gallery where Wellington held annual banquets to commemorate the great victory.

Go inside the Duke of Wellington’s London Home
Go inside the Duke of Wellington’s London Home

In a time when politicians were almost exclusively drawn from the landed gentry, it helped prospective Prime Minister’s to have a grand London home to entertain and work from, and one such building can be found at number 149 Picadilly.

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