Slow Summer | Wellington Arch

On an overcast Friday morning, The Boy and I set out to climb the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The Arch was originally built as an entrance to Buckingham Palace but became an arch commemorating Wellington’s defeat over Napoleon.

Today, surrounded by traffic, the Arch echoes the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, with three floors of small exhibits inside detailing its history, including the time it spent as London’s smallest police station.

There is also a viewing gallery – the view is almost certainly better if you visit on a sunny day when there aren’t any leaves on the trees. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Slow Summer | Wellington Arch

  1. I didn’t realise you could climb to the top – this is exactly the kind of thing Paul would enjoy doing. Places always look so different when viewed from above don’t they?

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  2. What an interesting adventure for the Slow Summer. I read from previous comments that thankfully there was an elevator for part of the climb up. What views to take in. I am sure there is a comparison re-visit this Autumn.

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