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In celebration of Museums at Night, The Lanesborough is delighted to offer hotel guests a rare and authentic insight into the fascinating Regency period of English history with which the hotel shares its roots.  Guests at The Lanesborough are invited to explore the corridors of neighbouring Apsley House after hours, with period music and tales of the house’s fascinating history.

One of the grandest addresses in the capital, formerly known as ‘Number 1 London’, Apsley House is the original Regency home of the Duke of Wellington. A hidden gem in London, the house is stocked full of masterpieces from Rubens to Velazquez, and priceless historical artefacts including the stunning Waterloo Shield, presented to Wellington in 1822 to commemorate his victory over Napoleon Bonaparte.

To book, please email or call +44 (0)20 7259 5599. 


Friday 27th & Saturday 28th October 6pm - 9pm

Explore the corridors of Apsley House after hours with period music and tales of the house’s fascinating history brought to life by Regency characters. 

Return to The Lanesborough for a stunning five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Florian Favario in the Michelin-starred Celeste before retiring for the night in one of The Lanesborough’s exquisitely decorated bedrooms or suites.

Prices start from £910 for two guests, including an overnight stay, a five-course dinner, Champagne on arrival and tickets to Apsley House. 



Overlooked by The Lanesborough, the iconic Wellington Arch commemorates the defeat of Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington’s troops at the Battle of Waterloo. 

Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a commemorative arch for The Great Duke's victory. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the 'Quadriga' of War.  

Combine Museums at Night with a visit to this landmark, offering glorious panoramas over London from its balconies. Time your visit right to watch the Household Cavalry on their way to the Changing of the Guard.


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