Queen Elizabeth Gate
Dominating the green space throttled by the Hyde Park Corner roundabout, this imposing neoclassical 1826 arch originally faced the Hyde...
Beautifully landscaped gardens with flowers year-round, ideal to sit and contemplate for a while.
Galvin at Windows
On the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, this swish bar gazes on to awesome views, especially come dusk. Cocktail prices...
You’ll have to book a month in advance to eat here (or resign yourself to 6pm or 10pm if you book just a few days before), but you’ll...
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner · interesting places nearby
Apsley House information
This stunning house, containing exhibits about the Duke of Wellington, victor of Waterloo against Napoleon Bonaparte, was once the first building to appear when entering London from the west and was therefore known as 'No 1 London'. Wellington memorabilia, including the duke's death mask, fills the basement gallery , while an astonishing collection of china and silver, and paintings by Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Brueghel, Murillo and Goya awaits in the 1st-floor Waterloo Gallery.
The stairwell is dominated by Antonio Canova’s staggering 3.4m-high statue of a fig-leafed Napoleon with titanic shoulders, adjudged by the subject as ‘too athletic’. Another highlight is the elaborate Portuguese silver service, presented to Wellington in honour of his triumph over ‘Le Petit Caporal’. Grab one of the handy and informative multimedia guides, included in the ticket price.