Hyde Park Corner - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hyde Park Corner' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
Hyde Park Corner is at the southeast corner of Hyde Park in London. The corner is a major road junction in the center of which stands Wellington Arch (Constitution Arch), visible in this picture. On the norther side of the junction is Apsley House, built between 1771 and 1778. The house is reputed to be among the best Grand Houses in London. This attraction is open to the public, and entrance is free to carriers of the London Pass.
Hyde Park corner is a short walk from several other major London attractions including Princess Dianna Memorial Fountain, Clarence House in Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Situated at the southern end of Mayfair, Hyde Park Corner is very close to several top London hotels like the Sheraton Park Lane, London Hilton Mayfair Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane and the Dorchester.
In the middle of Hyde Park Corner stands Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) the Green Park Arch. This triumphal arch, along with was built by George IV to celebrate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. Wellington Arch stands at the top of Constitution Hill which leads down to Buckingham Palace. Originally, Wellington Arch was topped by a statue of Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This was replaced in 1912 by a bronze quadriga depicting the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war. It is the largest bronze statue in Europe.
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner Westminster London
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Hyde Park Corner, London Hilton Hotel Mayfair Tube: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)