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25 June 2009

Visit Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington

Apsley House, on Hyde Park Corner, was home of the Dukes of Wellington. Originally built in red brick in the 1770s, it was acquired by the Duke in 1817 and extended under the supervision of architect Benjamin Dean Wyatt.

Often referred to as 'Number 1 London', the Grade One Listed building it was the first house encountered after passing the Knightsbridge tollgates. Nowadays, the house is run by English Heritage, who open it to the public as a museum of the first duke's life and work, as well as his art collection.

During the summer, the house is open 11am - 5pm, Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays. In winter it closes at 4pm. Entry is £5.70.

For more information, visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.12679

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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