Apsley House, also known as Number One, London, is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building.It is sometimes referred to as the Wellington Museum. The house is now run by English Heritage and is open to the public as a museum and art gallery, exhibiting 83 paintings from the Spanish royal collection. The 9th Duke of Wellington retains the use of part of the buildings. It 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. It contains the 1st Duke's collection of paintings, porcelain, the silver centrepiece made for the Duke in Portugal, c. 1815, sculpture and furniture. Antonio Canova's heroic marble nude of Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker made 1802–10, holding a gilded Nike in the palm of his right hand, and standing to the raised left hand holding a staff. It was set up for a time in the Louvre and was bought by the Government for Wellington in 1816 (according to Nikolaus Pevsner) and stands in Adam's Stairwell.
The Serpentine Galleries are one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. They attract up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free.
In the grounds of the Galleries is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance.
In September 2013, Serpentine Galleries opened its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This innovative arts venue for the 21st century is housed in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, situated in Kensington Gardens.
In 2016 the Serpentine Pavilion programme expanded to include four Summer Houses in a group show of architecture in the built form. For the second year running the Serpentine, in association with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has opened the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge, a competition for 8-14 year olds to design and enter their Pavilion models. For more information http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/
Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington Main bus routes: 9, 10, 52, 94, 148
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch Main bus routes: 148, 274, 390 94
The Serpentine welcomes school, university and community groups to the Galleries on Tuesday through Sunday for self-led visits. All groups must book in advance with the visitor services team. For further information regarding planning a group visit, please visit our group visits page.
Parking for vehicles and bicycles
There is metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
There is dedicated cycle parking within the grounds of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
There are Santander Cycles hire stations on West Carriage Drive near the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and on The Ring near the Serpentine Gallery.
Dogs are not permitted inside the Serpentine Galleries or The Magazine restaurant. There are several dog rings outside the Serpentine Galleries for short visits.
Guide dogs are permitted.
We have full disability access and facilities.
Facilities – toilets/baby changing room
The Serpentine Galleries have full disability access and facilities.
There is a baby changing room located at each Gallery.
Kofler & Kompanie run a cafe at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has a selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes available daily 10am-6pm until 9 October 2016.
The Magazine bar at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery offers visitors a selection of snack items, teas, coffees, cocktails and wine. Opening times vary on a daily basis. Call the bar on 020 7298 7552 for more information.
Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XADistance: 1.5 miTourist Information Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA (Hyde Park) London, W2 3XA
The Royal Academy aims, wherever possible, to remove or reduce physical, sensory, attitudinal or intellectual barriers to access, to ensure that all aspects of our galleries, exhibitions and activities are as accessible as possible for all visitors.
RA Access comprises the following programmes:
InMotion: Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Mobility Impairments.
InTouch: Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors.
InteRAct: Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Visitors.
InMind: Visitors living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
SEN Schools: Tailored workshops for SEN schools.
InPerson: An Arts Club for Everyone.
InPractice: A space for artists to share and celebrate their art practice.
For more detailed info on each programme and on Access resources, visit our website: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/learning/access-and-communities/
Royal Academy of Arts Anselm KieferDistance: 1.3 miTourist Information Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD London,
The Royal Institution's historic Mayfair venue is available for private hire. Unique Georgian & contemporary spaces perfect for conferences, parties & weddings.
We offer space to accommodate for all style of events. We are also currently offering Summer 2014 Packages from June-August.
Throughout August we are also offering all our spaces at hourly rates for filming and photo shoots. http://www.unitbase.co.uk/filmbase/location/royal-institution-great-britain/
Have a look at some of our wedding images here: http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/venues/venue/preview/3837/
For further information on any of the above packages or general hire please contact a member of the Venue Hire Team- [email protected]
For more information on the Royal Institution (charity) go to http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution
In 1968-69 Jimi Hendrix moved into the flat at 23 Brook Street with his English girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. The flat is now the office of Handel House Museum. To mark the 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death, Handel House presented the exhibition 'Hendrix in Britain' in 25 August - 7 November 2010.
"It is Midnight on the 13 April, 1759.
Former Royal Academy of Music sensation, the imposing Italian diva, Faustina Bordoni, has returned to England for the first time in decades to reignite her London career, with Handel’s assistance.
But the maestro’s health is fast failing. It’s late. The house is quiet.
As Handel’s servants tend his bedside, Faustina, tired and tetchy after an arduous journey, faces an anxious wait to see the ailing genius – with only a lowly maidservant for company.
What follows is both unexpected and disquieting…"
Performance dates and times
Friday 20 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Saturday 21 February 2pm
Sunday 22 February 2pm
Tuesday 24 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Thursday 26 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Friday 27 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Saturday 28 February 2pm and 6pm
Sunday 1 March 2pm and 6pm
Tickets: £15 – early booking advised
RM Renovations was established in 2004 and since inception we have worked on various residential and commercial projects on all scales. The largest residential project has been 7400 sqft single domain for a Director of a Group of Hotels in London's Marble Arch. The Largest commercial project was India's Largest Basmati Rice’s factory in Felixstowe, UK 98000 sqft. We offer a wide range of services within the building industry from maintenance, small renovations all the way up to high end home automation . Our prices are competitive against the ever changing UK market which has helped us in securing invaluable projects over the years.
We work with many estate agents, private clients and have a good rapport within the London Area. RM Renovations offers a full turn key project where we manage the properties after renovations up until sale or let.
We get a list of off market properties that are either from the banks or a network of people on the ground, sometimes being the Seller themselves. From residential units, hotels and commercial land. We have a good network within the property investments sector where we help clients in locking in long term gain within the UK and Spain.
DMT Estates Distance: 0.7 miTourist Information 400 Oxford Street London, United Kingdom w1u 1ab
London Victoria Estates is a fast-growing Property Management firm based on Edgware Road, in the heart of London. We aren't your average estate agents and deal with a wide range of services across central London.
With a friendly and more than capable team of lettings and sales negotiators and property managers, our knowledge of the property landscape in central London is unprecedented and our service is unmatched.
Whether you're looking to buy, sell, rent or let, we pride ourselves on finding the right match for your exact needs.
Horizon London – your friends in London
Horizon London is an agency specialising in accommodation for students and young professionals, job placements and English courses in London. We also provide a variety of additional services for newcomers to make your move easier and to enhance your time here in London. Our French team is based in the heart of London and will be glad to help you every step of the way.
Horizon London est une agence spécialisée dans l'hébergement pour les étudiants et jeunes professionnels, Conscient des éventuelles difficultés rencontrées à l'arrivée par de nombreuses personnes, nous avons créé ce site avec une large gamme de services afin de faciliter vos démarches depuis la France par des moyens économiques et rapides.
Notre principale objectif est ciblé sur la recherche de logements, d'emplois, stages, et possibilité d 'approfondir ses compétences en anglais.
La qualité de notre service est fondée sur la confiance, l'écoute et l'accompagnement individuel pour chacun de nos clients par un membre de l'équipe.
Horizon London - tus amigos en Londres
Horizon London es una agencia especializada en alojamiento para estudiantes y jovenes profesionales, puestos localizados y cursos de Ingles en Londres. Tambien facilitamos variedad de Servicios a los recien llegados para hacer tu mudanza mas sencilla y mejorar tu estancia aqui en Londres. Nuestro equipo frances esta situado en el corazon de Londres y estara encantado de ayudarte con cada momento.
In doing so we have built up a reputation for our friendly, efficient and professional service that is the envy of our competitors.
The company began life in residential lettings. As the business expanded, we moved into property management and later opened a residential sales department dealing mainly with overseas investors. Our management portfolio consists of around 220 units all situated in west-central London, and especially W1H and W1
Empire Properties estate agents are widely regarded as market leaders for high quality commercial and residential property in central London. we provide a broad range of property services from Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management to Financial Services across London.
With a combined experience of over 25 years in the property industry, will make every effort to provide you with an outstanding customer service, making sure you receive quality advice with highest level of professionalism at all times.
Please call or visit our office for a friendly and informal chat where we will be more than happy to discuss your property requirements.
Senator Estates is an independent, professional estate agency located in Marylebone W1.
Established in 1983, our local knowledge and expertise has been built over 27 years of experience in our prime location. Being based in 112 Crawford Street, gives us a unique exposure to local residents and foreign investors..
We pride ourselves in having professional, friendly and efficient members of staff that offer hassle free service to all of our clients.Our services include residential sales; residential lettings and property management.
We understand that the nature of our business requires flexibility and although we are based in Marylebone we also cover wider areas outside of The West End..
London Executive has been helping hundreds of personal investors over 20 years to sell, let, buy or rent properties in prime central London with the goal of increasing their personal wealth.
PrimeBells Distance: 0.4 miTourist Information 16A Harcourt Street London, United Kingdom W1H 4AD
PrimeBells is Investment, Management & Advisory Non-Government institution for Bulgarian investment promotion and direct foreign investments.
PrimeBells's mission is to attract foreign investors to invest in Bulgaria, to assist potential and existing investors to explore any type of investment opportunities in the country and carry out investment projects.
Providing direct access to all state and municipal institutions in order to facilitate the introduction and development of a foreign investment.
We provide detailed information about Bulgaria as a investment destination.
- comprehensive information services;
- incl. macroeconomic information about commercial real estate;
- information on incentives to invest;
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