History of Apsley House:
Lord Apsley was the first owner of Apsley House who had hired Robert Adam to build it between 1771 and 1778 in red brick, and he also named the building after his name. Later in 1807, Apsley House was bought by Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, but he had to sell this house in 1817 to his elder brother, the famous Duke of Wellington, Sir Arthur Wellesleydue, due to financial crisis . It was under the ownership of Duke of Wellington when Apsley House went through major refurbishments in two phases. It was a result of that renovation due to which red brick exterior was fully clad in bath stone and several other changes were made in this building.
Collection to See in Apsley House:
The Apsley House has a fine and wide range of collections secured in it. Below is the list of these collections, which one can view at this historic site:
- First Duke's collection of paintings
- The silver centrepiece made for the Duke in Portugal
- C 1815
- Famous Antonio Canova's daring marble nude of Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker
To know further about the collections available at Apsley House, click here.
Tickets & Entry:
Members of Apsley House can enjoy free entry to this site. Those who are interested in becoming a member of this English Heritage site can learn about membership details from here.
As far as non-members are concerned, adults can get a ticket for £6.50. On the other hand, ticket for children will cost you about £3.90 and family (2 adults, 3 kids) will be charged £21.30. Concession of £5.90 is also awarded to visitors. To know the details regarding discounts, contact the authorities at Apsley House.
Passes for overseas visitors are also available. Click here to learn more details regarding it.
Operational Hours of Apsley House:
The Apsley House opens five days during a week, as it remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. On the rest of the days, operational hours of this recreational site are from 11:00 to 17:00.
How to Contact Apsley House:
Contact: +44 20 7499 5676
Customer Services: +44 870 333 1181
Location of Apsley House:
149, London , Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly W1J 7NT, United Kingdom.
How to Get to Apsley House:
Knightsbridge tube station is the nearest London Underground station from Apsley House as the gap between these two sites is close to 0.1 mile and 2 minutes by walk.
If a person heads north on Sloane Street/A3216 towards Knightsbridge/A4 then turns right onto Knightsbridge/A4. Afterwards he/she will turn right onto William Street and find the destination on the left side. Directions from Knightsbridge tube station to Apsley House Hotel.
Sloane St Knightsbridge Stn (Stop KJ) is the nearest bus stop from Apsley House as it is just 0.1 mile away and by walk a person can bridge this gap in about 3 minutes time if, after leaving this bus stop, a person walks north on Sloane Street/A3216 towards Knightsbridge/A4. 19, 22, 137, 452, C1, N19, N22 and N137 are the bus numbers that have stops on Sloane St Knightsbridge Stn (Stop KJ). Directions Sloane St Knightsbridge Stn (Stop KJ) from Apsley house Hotel.