Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital’s finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778. Wellington made it his home in 1817 after a dazzling military career which culminated in his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. He enlarged the house, adding on the spectacular 90ft long Waterloo Gallery to create a setting fit for a Duke. It has been the London home of the Dukes of Wellington ever since. Apsley House boasts a remarkable collection of Spanish and Dutch masters paintings, including the world-famous ‘Waterseller of Seville’ by Velazquez.
Address149 Piccadilly Hyde Park Corner
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Admission prices tbc.
- English Heritage
- Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
- Historic Scotland