Speakers' Corner †

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Speakers' CornerNot strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city has to offer. Located on the corner of Park Lane and Cumberland Gate, opposite Marble Arch tube, Speakers' Corner is the spiritual home of the British democratic tradition of soapbox oratory. Every Sunday since the right of free assembly was recognised in 1872 in the Royal Parks and Garden's Act, people from all walks of life have gathered to listen to speeches about anything and everything... and to heckle. From Socialism to Sunday trading, sausages to space invaders, the opinions aired here are varied and fascinating. While Karl Marx, Lenin, George Orwell, and William Morris have all used this spot to express their ideals and beliefs, your average speaker isn't quite as high profile. The coherence of the speakers also varies greatly, but as a whole it makes for great street theatre. Come and watch, come and heckle, or, if you have a burning desire to share your opinions with the world, come and spout - take something to stand on and start pontificating. Although Sunday morning is the best time to visit, speakers can now be found on the corner throughout the week.

Best for: Marxism, Socialism, Capitalism, public protestations and pontifications, rants and ramblings.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Marble Arch Tube Station
2 minutes walk
Bond Street Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Marylebone Railway Station
14 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
16 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Marble Arch Car Parks
3 minutes walk
Mayfair Car Park
4 minutes walk

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Amba Hotel Marble Arch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £124† 23% off
Bryanston Street, W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
One of the few hotels overlooking Oxford Street, the new Amba Hotel Marble Arch is just steps away from Hyde Park and the West End, making ... More
The Cumberland Hotel - a Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £81† 38% off
Great Cumberland Place, W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The cutting edge design of this modern central London hotel boasts a striking first impression. Its grand, spacious lobby has been beautifully filled with contemporary art ... More
The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £200† 42% off
28-30 Seymour St, W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The 6 storey 24 bedroom Georgian townhouse hotel has interiors by Russell Sage Studios, a spectacular suite on the top floor and a destination cocktail bar. ... More
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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 14 minutes from Speakers' Corner
A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won by ... More
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BBC Broadcasting House
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2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 16 minutes from Speakers' Corner
BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre, erected ... More
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Albert Memorial
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Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 20 minutes from Speakers' Corner
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
22 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The Michael Werner Gallery, a New York gallery that has a "small but stellar roster of serious painters" (Financial Times), adds to its existing galleries in ... More
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Gallery Elena Shchukina
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Gallery Elena Shchukina opens 24th September 2013. Artist and curator Elena Shchukina is launching an eponymous space in Mayfair this September that will challenge the trend ... More
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Portman Square
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W1H | 5 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Speakers' Corner, 22 Upper Brook Street, W1K | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Selfridges Christmas Windows
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Speakers' Corner, 400 Oxford Street, W1U | 7 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Art Block: Matthew Darbyshire
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Speakers' Corner, 400 Oxford Street, W1U | 7 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Marble Arch, W1C | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
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The Screen on Baker Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Two intimate screening rooms, plush seating and high-tech facilities make The Screen on Baker Street a good choice for film lovers in the area. Tucked away ... More
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Bliss Chemist
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5 Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W1H | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Sandwiched between Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s in Marble Arch, the Bliss Chemist is open till late seven days a week, to satisfy all your pharmaceutical needs. Whether ... More
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Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic
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54 Green Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Philip Kingsley has an international reputation and is a pioneer in the field of trichology. Consultations cost approximately £175 upwards and treatments to suit are made ... More
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Sharon Cunningham
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Sharon Cunningham is a gown designer who has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion and film and launched her own collection in 1999. ... More
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Lanes of London
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Marriott Hotel, 140 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Not what you'd expect of a restaurant within the Marriott hotel on Park Lane, Lanes of London takes street food and confines it within four walls ... More
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Woody Bear
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535 Oxford Street, W1C | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Raclette, croque monsieur and hot cocktails are served at Woody Bear, the winter rooftop pop up taking over the Oxford Street ... More
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The Brasserie @ The Cumberland
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H7AL | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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La Cucina Caldesi
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
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L'Atelier des Chefs
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19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 7 minutes from Speakers' Corner
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
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Spa Illuminata
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 8 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Situated on the upmarket South Audley Street in Mayfair, Spa Illuminata recreates the calming atmosphere of a classical Roman spa in heart of the city. Behind ... More
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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Speakers' Corner
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
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Duke of Wellington
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94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 10 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Sisu
London > Nightlife > Bars
535 Oxford Street, W1C | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped ... More
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The Red Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
With its vibrant red interior, the Red Bar at Grosvenor House Hotel is a distinctive destination and has become one of Mayfair's most iconic destinations. Open ... More
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The Dog House
London > Nightlife > Bars
62 Seymour Street , W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
Located beneath Italian restaurant Bernardi's . The Dog House is a playful basement cocktail bar that serves classic and modern Italian cocktails as well as Negroni, ... More
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from Speakers' Corner
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Claridge's
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Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 10 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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