Ten of the rooms are open to the public, including the renowned Waterloo Gallery, fashioned to the blueprint of the Versailles’ Hall Of Mirrors; the Inner Hall, decorated with the leather-bound photography collections of Wellington; the Drawing Room, decked out with military paraphernalia and a series of famous Waterloo portraits and the grand Dining Room where the annual ‘Waterloo Banquet’ was served from a thousand-piece silver-gilt Portuguese service. Throughout the rooms, exhibits chronicle the history of Wellington’s stay at Apsley House, featuring details of the house’s design and construction, alongside a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and personal items. Highlights include an 11-foot high Canova statue of a naked Napoleon standing proud beside the central stairwell, and a celebrated trio of Velázquez paintings – The Water-Seller of Seville, Portrait of a Gentleman and Two Young Men Eating at a Humble Table.
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Your tour begins at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London's Victorian center of art and crafts dedicated to the royal couple. Now a museum of arts from all ... Read more
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day 11 hours (approx.)