Mayfair is not only home to the capital’s top retailers, exclusive hotels and leading national arts bodies. It is also where you will find some of London’s major landmarks such as Wellington Arch. Wellington Arch is an iconic image and was originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palace. It was moved to its present site in the heart of Mayfair at Hyde Park Corner in 1882.
Glorious views of Hyde Park Corner.
Take advantage of stunning panoramic views over London’s Royal Parks and the Houses of Parliament by visiting this remarkable structure. Visitors can step onto terraces on both sides of the top of the Arch. Which afford glorious views of Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park, Green Park, Constitution Hill. You could even get glimpses of the private gardens of the neighbouring Buckingham Palace.
One of London’s smallest police stations.
Did you know that Wellington Arch was home to one of London’s smallest police stations. When you visit the Arch you will see a display of what the police station looked like. The Arch is now managed by English Heritage and is one of the most interesting visitor attractions in London. Wellington Arch is located at Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7JZ. Visit the website for opening times and for details of group visits and special events.
World famous open spaces.
Getting to Wellington Arch 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. Enjoy a peaceful stroll in one of the world famous open spaces before or after your visit to Wellington Arch.