Wellington Arch (also known as Constitution Arch and originally called the Green Park Arch) was built between 1926 and 1830 to commemorate Britain’s victories in the Napoleonic Wars.
The arch is topped by a quadriga sculpture designed by sculptor Adrian Jones.
What to see at Wellington Arch
Until 1992, the arch was home to London’s smallest police station but is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public with three floors of exhibition space with displays about the Battle of Waterloo and the history of the arch.
Visitors also have access to the terraces on the top of the arch, which provide lovely views of the surrounding area including the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Visiting Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch is located at Hyde Park Corner across the road from the Duke of Wellington’s London residence, Aspley House. Hyde Park Corner tube station is a three-minute walk away.
The arch is fully wheelchair accessible.
It is a fairly small attraction shouldn’t take any longer than an hour to visit. Many visitors combine a visit to the Duke of Wellington’s home across the road at Apsley House.