The Wellington Arch is one of the most viewed London landmarks thanks
to its proximity to the busy traffic interchange at Hyde Park Corner.
If you’ve only ever seen this London arch by car, then now is the time
to get up close and find out the real history of this historic monument.
Both Wellington Arch and Marble Arch were planned in 1825 by George
IV to commemorate Britain’s victories in the Napoleonic Wars with
Wellington Arch originally conceived as the gateway to Buckingham
From viewing platforms beneath this London arch’s magnificent
sculpture (“Peace Descending On The Chariot Of War”) London visitors can
perch high above the traffic below and see exceptional views of the
surrounding parks (Hyde Park, Green Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens)
and the London skyline.
The Wellington Arch is a great tourist site to watch the mounted
Horse Guards, which pass between its majestic columns every day while
exhibitions inside tell of this London arch’s fascinating history and
introduce the statues and memorials of London.
The Arch houses an exhibition with tells the story of this famous
Landmark. It is also home to The Quadriga Gallery, which hosts fast
changing exhibitions throughout the year.
If you’re visiting the Wellington Arch near London’s Hyde Park, why
not visit another one of London’s attractions, the Royal Mews nearby?
Entry is free for London Pass holders.
Special closures: Wellington Arch will close at 5pm on 23rd April, last entry 4.30pm; and 3pm on the 24th April, last entry 2:30pm