Date(s) - 24/10/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Apsley House, known as ‘No.1, London’ is one of the capital’s finest residences, and houses 200 of the finest works of art in London. Enjoy this Guided Tour of the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, with its stunning art collection, medals, and memorabilia, and learn about the many aspects of the Duke’s life and work. With the family still in residence, Apsley House retains its place as one of the last great aristocratic town houses in London. (The collection of paintings originally belonged to the king of Spain but were removed from the Spanish royal palaces by Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Joseph!)
The Wellington Arch. Set in the heart of “Royal London”, Wellington Arch was created as one of the original entrances to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in England, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the ‘Quadriga’ – or four-horsed chariot – of War. From this landmark’s balconies, you can enjoy glorious panoramas over London.
BOOKING: from 1.00 – 1.50 on Thurs, 15 th August, Room 3,
Please bring your membership card & completed Booking Envelope.
N.B. You may only book a max of 2 places
COST: £18.00 by cheque only. (Reduced rate of £5.50 for English Heritage Members, but only on production of a current E.H. card at the time of booking).