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.
About the Apsley HouseThis 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.
Link to Apsley House's website
Hyde Park Corner,
Apsley House Map
Fequently 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
What's the nearest railway station to Apsley House
The nearest station is Hyde Park Corner which is 0 miles away.