Sunday, May 7, 2017


This week my wife Helena and I were in London cat sitting for our daughter Alina and her husband Sean.  Lots of culture but also some interesting military sites. We visited Wellington's London home Apsley House (Address No 1 London) and also the nearby Wellington Arch both managed by English Heritage.

Well worth a visit with a joint ticket for both-  even just for the amazing twice life size 3 ton colossal nude statue of Napoleon by Canova at the bottom of the stairs in Apsley house and the exhibition about the interesting history of the Arch. It was moved 100 metres in the 19th century due to road widening and the famous Quadriga was only installed in 1911!

Here are some photos from the web - as no photography is allowed in Apsley House.

Apsley House has a collection of his field marshal batons

Apsley House in 1829 - the adjoining buildings on the right are now gone

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