Apsley house

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London EnglandApsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Apsley House Hyde Park Corner London England

Standing at Hyde park corner this amazing house belonged to the first Duke of Wellington (that guy who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo). It was originally built in the 1700 and bought by the Duke in the 1800. Turned out it got bombed badly during the Second World War and the 7th Duke donated some of it to the nation because they couldn’t afford to fix it. It didn’t even have electricity when it was handed over in the 1950’s. You can only really walk through part of the first and second floor (and a tiny bit of the basement) as there is still a section of it kept for private apartments for the current Duke of Wellington (can you imaging living in Hyde Park Corner !!!).
The rooms are beautifully decorated and the view from the rooms is pretty impressive. There is also endless paintings of historical importance all over the walls. Most of the rooms have been restored but most of the artefacts were the Dukes. At £6.50 for a student it’s a pretty decent way to kill a few hours. There’s also a really good audio guide included in the price of entry.
P.s technically you can’t take pictures but with your flash off and a bit of skill you can. I did.

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