Day 3 – Stately homes

Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner

Apsley House

Head up Constitution Hill towards the home of the Duke of Wellington. Apsley house is the best preserved example of an English aristocratic town house from its period – given to the Duke by the nation following the famous victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. The rooms are in the original style and décor. In the historic ‘Waterloo Gallery’ – a special banquet is served annually to celebrate the lasting peace between England and France. Outside, the Duke’s equestrian statue is cloaked and watchful – the plinth guarded at each corner by an infantryman. This statue was cast from guns captured at the battle, Today, the 9th Duke of Wellington retains the use of part of the buildings.

You can use the following ticket for this tour:

Apsley House and other attractions

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