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Wellington Arch, London

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#299 of 2,142 in Things to do in London
Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike and a great addition to a memorable day out in London. The balconies also offer unique views across London and of the Household Cavalry, passing beneath on their way to and from the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade every morning. It was originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace and moved to its present site in 1882.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Wonderful little place with informative guides and boards. Well worth a visit. View from the top is tremendous.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Saw this monument from Hyde Park and decided to check it out. The monument itself is lovely and nice, but the surrounding is not that pleasant since there are lot of birds dropping. Inside there are m...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A bite-sized monument/ museum, which you can easy cover head to toe including reading all the info and watching the video displays in about 25mins. Equally, fairly cheap (£5), if you just wanted to ni...  more »
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  • The view from the top is definitely worth the admission cost. We had a great time walking thru the museum and learning more about its history.
  • Interesting historical information. Great view to witness the Cavalry riding back to barracks after changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.
  • A great site that you can spend ages staring at while sitting in traffic.
  • Beautifully arch. Really nice place. But I think 5£ to can go upstairs is to expensive...
  • Great place but a bit too pricey for my liking

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