History of Wellington Arch
The history of Wellington Arch started dates back to 1825 when King George IV made a plan to build the Wellington Arch for an impressive external entrance to Buckingham Palace and to celebrate Britain's success in Napoleonic Wars. Then in 1826-1830, Decimus Burton constructed the arch but due to extra spending on Buckingham Palace, its exterior part was left unconstructed. After that, in 1881, the traffic increased on Hyde Park Corner and to minimize the problem, a new plan was formulated to widen the road. So, Wellington Arch was dismantled and reconstructed in 1882 on its present location. However, in 1999, its ownership was transferred to the English Heritage and it was opened up for the general public and tourists.
Things to Do at Wellington Arch
- Quadriga Gallery
- Commercial photography and filming
- Group visits
- Conference Theatre
Tickets and Entry
Entry to the gallery is free of cost but if you want to attend special exhibitions, you have to buy tickets. Moreover,the prices of tickets vary for people of all ages.
The Wellington Arch openings & closing times change every year and to know the exact timings you can use this link.
Contact Wellington Arch
In order to find any information about Wellington Arch, you can call them on the numbers listed below:
Site Phone: +44 20 7930 2726
Customer Services: +44 870 333 1181
How to Join Wellington Arch
The Wellington Arch provides opportunities of membership to public. As a member of Wellington Arch, you can enjoy the benefits of exclusive events; including behind the scenes tours, discounts, free entry to the properties and world cruises. If you want to be a member then please visit this link.
Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London - W1J 7JZ, United Kingdom.
How to Get There Wellington Arch
Hyde Park Corner is the nearest tube station to Wellington Arch. It is just 0.2 miles away from Wellington Arch and 4 minutes are required to cover this distance by walk. When you exit from the tube station move in the east direction on Knightsbridge and then turn right on Duke of Wellington Place. Later on, turn left on Duke of Wellington Place to reach another left turn on Duke of Wellington Place. After making this left turn, you will find Wellington Arch on your left side. Directions from Hyde Park Corner tube station to the Wellington Arch.
Hyde Park Corner (Stop F) is the closest stop to Wellington Arch and by walk 6 seconds are required to cover the 26 distance between these two locations. On leaving the bus stop, head northeast on Duke of Wellington Place towards Constitution Hill and you will see Wellington Arch in front of you. Directions from Hyde Park Corner (Stop F) to the Wellington Arch.