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Apsley House, London

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The London home of the Dukes of Welllington, Apsley House now functions as a museum and art gallery run by English Heritage. Built in the 18th century, the house represents possibly the only example of an English aristocratic townhouse from the period. The heritage museum contains a collection of 200 paintings, including works by Velazquez and Rubens. Eighty-three of the paintings were gathered as part of a looting of Joseph Bonaparte's baggage train following the Battle of Vitoria. Admire the grandeur of the stately home, and if you're lucky, you might catch a sighting of the ninth Duke of Wellington, who still resides here from time to time. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Apsley House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you love history this house is a must see! Former house of the Duke of Wellington. Restrooms are down stairs, friendly staff, you have a listening device with ear plugs to hear the history of the h...  more »
  • Between St. James's Park and Hyde Park are aspley house, the House in which lived the Duke of Wellington. We visited only from the outside.
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  • A trip into the past to see some of the treasures that the Duke liberated during his waring days. Interesting to see his prestigious digs. 
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  • Absolutely beautiful and worth the visit. That picture gallery is priceless, an incredible Tiziano, Velázquez, Goya, Reynolds ... Seriously go see it!
  • We visited over the weekend. The whole tour using the audio guide took about 60-90 mins. The house belonged to the Duke of Wellington and has many of his personal memorabilia. We found it very well worth the visit.
  • Visited in 2015 when I had my membership pass (which I am going to renew) A nice house with some really interesting and beautiful things. Has a fantastic art collection with some really fine silver and porcelain. This was a Georgian house which the Duke of Wellington lived in. Of course the address is totally exclusive being "Number One - London" There is also the "Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington" just over the road so this is all quite poignant. I am not great on stately homes as there is so much to take in, try and absorb. So my final note for this review is "You have to see it - to believe it" Recommended but spend time there.
  • Amazing. Worth going on to see the great artwork. Titian, Caravaggio, valaquez just to name a few.
  • London landmark maintains a tenacious presence despite the traffic. Sumptuous interiors and formidable collection.