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Wellington Arch, London

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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 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, and the history of the Arch is documented in an Exhibition on the first floor.
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  • This is just a magnificent statement in the place that it stands and looks just so grand and great It is great to go inside, look around and up to the top and is on my list for when I take visitors to...  more »
  • It is located on the road from the Green Park and Buckingham Palace (Constitution Hill) in Hyde Park. It is a monument dedicated to the Duke of Wellington, in which there is a login to the shop with souvenirs and after you Ascend levels where you can see this side of London from a height. Until 1992 there stegazotan the smallest police station in London! It is open from 10:00-16:00 and one adult pays 5 pounds. If you're going to time you watch the changing of the guard at the Mpakingam Palace. Worth a go.
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  • Just walking around Green Park we stopped by to look at the Wellington Arch and noticed that it was an English Heritage property and we could use our card to get in free, otherwise it as around £5 to ...  more »
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  • This arch was originally conceived as the gate way to Buckingham Palace. It was built in 1825 to immortalize the victories of the Napoleonic Wars. It is located on a busy thoroughfare at the corner of Hyde Park where Kingsington Road meets Piccadilly. It is located in central London. A statue of the Duke of Wellington riding his horse was erected on the top in 1846. The statue was replaced with of a quadriga a four hourse drawn carriage was entitled 'Triumph'. The English Heritage has taken over the care, any repairs or refurbishments since 1999. This is a wonderful landmark and full of history. This is an attraction on the London Pass, The Big Bus hop on hop off.
  • A beautiful place to vist if you are a local or on holiday in LONDON. You can also pay to visit the roof of the Wellington arch and see the beautiful surrounding scenery. This english heritage site also caters for corporate or private functions as well.
  • If you have time when wandering around London, visit the Wellington arch, the views Ron the terrace are great and you will see some great landmarks from above.
  • Amazing arch. If only all arches could be like this. Tempted to name my first born Arch, after this wonderful construction.
  • Nice historical spot between an intersection. You can also rent bikes right across the street. Very heavily travelled area for tourists.
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