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Apsley House

First built in 1778 for Lord Apsley, this grand building also used to be referred to as ‘Number 1, London.’ Because it was built on the north side of Piccadilly and positioned next to central London’s main tollgate, this meant it was the first house that came into view upon arrival into London. The ostentatious interiors reveal how the Iron Duke lived in pure opulence, collecting an outstanding range of over 3000 works of art, receiving gifts sent from kings, emperors and tsars from all over the world.

In 1817 The Duke of Wellington became the live-in resident as he pursued a career in politics, before Gerald Wellesley, the 7th Duke of Wellington, handed the property over to the nation in 1947, since when it has become a museum, now cared for by English Heritage. 

149 Piccadilly
Hyde Park Corner

Tel: 020 7499 5676
Opening Times: 1st November 2017 to 29th March 2018 - Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Family : £26.00
Adult : £10.00
Child : £6.00
Senior Citizen: £9.00
Student : £6.00
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