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Wellington Arch, London

3.9
#81 of 425 in Sightseeing in London
Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • One of two arches in the immediate vicinity of Hyde Park. It is an impressive structure, but not necessarily much else to see here. Nonetheless it forms a nice part of a walk through the park.  more »
  • This is not a tourist attraction but it was very nice to see. Saw it as we were walking by. Overall not a bad place to walk and observe.  more »
  • Nice place to stroll and stop for a few photos if you are in the area or fancy a walk in one of London's lovely parks. There is also a statue of Wellington and several other memorials nearby.  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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