This stunning house, containing exhibits about the Duke of Wellington, victor of Waterloo against Napoleon Bonaparte, was once the first...
Queen Elizabeth Gate
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...
Hyde Park Corner · interesting places nearby
Wellington Arch information
Dominating the green space throttled by the Hyde Park Corner roundabout, this imposing neoclassical 1826 arch originally faced the Hyde Park Screen, but was shunted here in 1882 for road widening. Once a police station, it is now a gallery with temporary exhibitions and a permanent display about the history of the arch. The open-air balconies (accessible by lift) afford unforgettable views of Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the Mall.
Originally crowned by a disproportionately large equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington (which now stands in Aldershot in Hamsphire), it was replaced by the current four-horse Peace Descending on the Quadriga of War in 1912, Europe’s largest bronze sculpture. At the time of writing the lift was out of action, but it should be up and running by the time you read this.