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Apsley House

Museums, History Hyde Park Corner
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Time Out says

Called No 1 London because it was the first London building encountered on the road to the city from the village of Kensington, Apsley House was built by Robert Adam in the 1770s. The Duke of Wellington kept it as his residence for 35 years. Although his descendants still live here, several rooms are open to the public, providing a superb feel for the man and his era. Admire the extravagant porcelain dinnerware and plates or ask for a demonstration of the crafty mirrors in the scarlet and gilt picture gallery. Apsley House is home to around 200 masterpieces including paintings by Velazquez, Goya and Rubens.

Apsley House says
With glittering interiors of the grandest address in the capital, once known as 'Number 1 London'. This beautiful Georgian building was the home of the Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo in 1815. Revel in one of the finest art collections in London.



Address: Hyde Park Corner
Transport: Tube: Green Park/Knightsbridge
Price: £10, £9 concs, £6 children, under-5s free, £26 family (2+3); English Heritage mems free
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
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