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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 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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  • Located to the South of Hyde Park, the Arc de Triomphe is another constructions and sculptures possible find on London streets. Due to its location, where there is heavy traffic, it is likely to pass by unnoticed, but worth a look for it to take some beautiful pictures and learn its history. It was designed by King Jorge IV in 1825, to commemorate the English victory against the army of Napoleon. Years more afternoon is decided to that said bow serve of tribute to the Duke of Wellington by its participation in these battles and is placed a statue Equestrian of the Duke in his part back. The original idea was that this arc serve as entrance to Buckingham Palace, who would come from West should go through it, but this was later moved to the current location. Years later the statue, which had received criticism, was removed and taken elsewhere and is instead called the sculpture can be seen currently representing the Angel of peace descending with the cart of the war, the face of the driver is a little boy inspired by the son of Lord Michelham who made the sculpture. Is the statue of bronze more big in Europe and a true beauty. Curiously the inside of this arch is hollow, and had several uses along its history, there ran a curates, currently works in he a museum that has the history of this bow and of Waterloo and there is a small balcony that provides a view panoramic of the area. Worth the pena visit it to admire it!
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  • Visited the Wellington Arch on a windy February day. I'd intended to combine it with a visit to Apsley House just across the road but it is closed until April for renovation. There are around 100 step...  more »
  • Seek this venue out. It was by pure chance I found out you could go round it. There are many reasons to visit. Firstly, for the great views. I was there to witness the mounted cavalry escorted by Poli...  more »
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  • A quick visit is all you need. There is a neat memorial to the left of it with white crosses on the top. Great to see!
  • The entry is included in the London Pass so we went atop of the arch. You getca nice view from up there but nothing extraordinary.
  • Nice place to sit down and kill some time. The sun can be a bit harsh if it's out.
  • Beautiful and stunning. A must see when in London.
  • Just like in every big city, got to have an arch.