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About the Wellington Arch

A monumental arch on the edge of Hyde Park that also conceals a museum and viewing gallery.

There's a permanent display of the arch's history, how it was moved to its current location, the controversy about the statue on the top, and its use as a small police station.

There is also a running temporary exhibition in the upper galleries, where you can also go outside to the viewing gallery for wonderful views towards Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.

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


Address

Wellington Arch,
Apsley Way,
Hyde Park Corner,
London,
W1J 7JZ

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Wellington Arch

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


Wellington Arch - 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.

Another chance to see the Almost Lost exhibition
Another chance to see the Almost Lost exhibition

If you missed the exhibition of visions of a concrete clad London that were planned in the 1960s that recently took place at the Wellington Arch, there is another chance to see some of the exhibits.

How the Motor Car Reshaped English Architecture
How the Motor Car Reshaped English Architecture

A new exhibition has opened inside the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park that looks at how the architecture associated with the motor car changed the landscape.

Hyde Park Corner’s Massive Hidden Ventilation Shaft
Hyde Park Corner’s Massive Hidden Ventilation Shaft

Running under Hyde Park Corner is a road tunnel built in the 1960s to relieve congestion on the roundabout above, and sitting slap bang in the middle of Hyde Park Corner, surrounded by war memorials is a gigantic ventilation shaft to extract car pollution from below.

How close London came to being covered in concrete
How close London came to being covered in concrete

One of London’s greatest strengths, and in some ways, its greatest curse, has been the lack of a dominating Overload with the power to tear down entire chunks of the city and rebuild it in their preferred style.

Post War buildings celebrated inside the Wellington Arch
Post War buildings celebrated inside the Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch next to Hyde Park has swapped out the display inside the top of the arch bit and is running a short exhibition on how 20th century buildings, often derided have been preserved and in some cases, gained affection.

John Betjeman exhibition opens inside Wellington Arch
John Betjeman exhibition opens inside Wellington Arch

Almost everyone who has visited St Pancras station has taken time out to look for the statue of John Betjeman in his famous upward staring pose holding onto the trademark hat.

Egyptian Architecture in London – an Exhibition
Egyptian Architecture in London – an Exhibition

London is packed full of various lumps of ancient Egypt cluttering up museums who by various means in the past acquired them, so another display in another museum might seem excessive.

A bookshop has opened inside the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner
A bookshop has opened inside the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner

Wellington Arch, the huge triumphal pile of stone at Hyde Park Corner has gained a tiny bookshop inside the arch itself – oh, and a new exhibition area upstairs. I doubt many people who casually wander past the huge archway

 

Recent exhibitions

This exhibition will reveal the influence of Egyptian culture and design on the architecture of England
2012-11-07
2013-01-05
Photographic exhibition of the destruction of buildings to both bombs and developers.
2013-07-17
2013-09-15

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