A Morning at Apsley House
Wednesday 17th May 2017, 11:00 am
Join members and friends of Central Synagogue for a relaxed morning outing
Called No 1 London because it was the first London building encountered on the road to the city from the village of Kensington, Apsley House was built by Robert Adam in the 1770s. The Duke of Wellington kept it as his residence for 35 years. Although his descendants still live here, several rooms are open to the public, providing a superb feel for the man and his era. Ask for a demonstration of the crafty mirrors in the scarlet and gilt picture gallery or admire the collection of around 200 masterpieces including paintings by Velazquez, Goya and Rubens.
From 1st April 2017, for the first time, visitors to Apsley House will be able to see part of the 400-piece porcelain dinner set commissioned in 1817 by King Frederick William III of Prussia, as a gift to honour the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The new display marks the 200th anniversary of the commissioning of the dinner service in 1817 by King Frederick William III of Prussia as a gift to honour the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Meeting Place: Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT
Entry cost: £9.30 Adult (£8.40 concessions)