Visit to Aspley House, Hyde Park Corner, 149 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NT on Friday 28th July 2017 at 14:30

Event Date: Jul 28, 2017

Apsley House, also known as Number One, London, is one of the capital’s finest private residences, home of the first Duke of Wellington.   It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park.

Aspley House is a Grade 1 listed building built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and acquired the popular name because of its position just past a toll gate into the capital from the west. It passed to the Wellesley family in 1807. It has been the London home of the Dukes of Wellington ever since.   Wellington made it his home after a military career culminating in his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

The house is now run by English Heritage and is perhaps the only preserved example of an English aristocratic town house from its period.  The practice has been to maintain the rooms as far as possible in the original style and decor.  and is open to the public as a museum and art gallery.  As well as a dazzling state dining room, it houses an extensive art collection including paintings by Velasquez and Rubens, and a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.

We will have a guided tour of approximately 1¼ hours. A lift is available in the house for those with limited mobility.

 

To book your place please send a SAE (or email address), with your name (and name of your guest), and contact phone number, together with a cheque made payable to 'The Putney Society' to Maureen Howley, 1 Elystan Court, 121 Howards Lane, London SW15 6QH.

Putney Society members with English Heritage membership: £6,  Putney Society members £14.00, Guests £16.00

 

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