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Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch
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Wellington Arch is a triumphal arch located south of Hyde Park in the centre of London. This arch, along with Marble Arch, were designed in 1825 by George IV to commemorate British victories during the Napoleonic wars. The Wellington Arch acts as the main entrance to the centre of London from the West. In 1846, the arch was chosen to be the location for a statues of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, a British soldier and also Prime Minister. However the statue was replaced in 1912 by a large bronze quadriga designed by Adrian Jones.