Have you ever wondered where the original ‘Number One London’ address is. Well, Apsley House is known as ‘Number One London’ and can be found in the heart of Mayfair at Hyde Park Corner. The imposing building is now managed by English Heritage. It is one of the most interesting visitor attractions in London.
Apsley House is steeped in history.
The elegant Apsley House is steeped in history. Robert Adam’s brick design for Apsley House was built 1771-78 as the home of Baron Apsley, Earl of Bathurst. The restored Georgian mansion was once upon a time home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo. The interior of the house has changed very little since the days of the Iron Duke.
Exclusive hotels and leading arts bodies.
Mayfair is not only home to top retailers, exclusive hotels and leading arts bodies. I it is also where you will find the serene surroundings of Green, St James’s and Hyde Parks. Enjoy a peaceful stroll in one these world famous open spaces before or after your visit to Apsley House. Did you know that Apsley House runs unique guided tours. Guided by torchlight, you can discover the fascinating history and beautiful collection of art at Apsley House. Why not treat a loved one to such a special event before setting off for dinner at one of the many top restaurants in the area.
How the wealthy and powerful lived.
Visit Apsley House at 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London – W1J 7NT. The house is open 10am to 4pm in winter and stays open later in the summer months. See the website for exact opening times http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/apsley-house/visitor-information. Getting there is easy as you can arrive at Hyde Park Corner station on the Piccadilly Line. There are also numerous buses from all directions that serve Hyde Park Corner. Visit to Apsley House and get a taste of how the wealthy and powerful lived in the 18th century.