Regency Weekend

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The house often referred to as ‘Number One, London’ sits on the fringes of Hyde Park on Hyde Park Corner. It was home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo and the interior hasn’t changed much since then. Over the weekend you can ‘meet’ the Napoleonic gentry and learn how to dance Jane Austen-style in the ballroom. These themed days are a chance to learn about Regency England while you explore the fine art collection at Apsley House. As well as paintings by Velázquez and Rubens and Canova’s massive nude statue of Napoleon, you’ll be able to see the oldest surviving grand piano and an original pair of Wellington boots.

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