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. 🙂