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Marble ArchDesigned by John Nash in 1828, Marble Arch was intended to be the chief entrance to Buckingham Palace. However, when the Palace was extended, the Arch was relocated to its current position as an entrance to Hyde Park. Built of white Carrara marble, the design was taken from the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome. The upper part of the Arch has been used as a place for police surveillance. During a riot in 1855 the crowd was brought to order by a body of police, who emerged from the arch taking the demonstrators by surprise. People gather at the Arch these days at what is known as Speakers' Corner, where speakers and hecklers assemble to debate a variety of topics. By tradition, only senior members of the royal family, the King's Troop and the Royal Horse Artillery are allowed to ride or drive through the landmark. The Arch was given a £2.1million revamp in 2009 that saw three surrounding fountains restored and a 27ft statue of a horse placed on the opposite lawn.

 

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The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
28-30 Seymour St, W1H | 3 minutes from Marble Arch
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Marble Arch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  39% off
4 Bryanston Street, W1H | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Marble Arch and enjoy its stylish rooms or suites and wine and dine at its highly acclaimed Michelin ... More
 
 
 
Hyatt Regency London The Churchill
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
30 Portman Square, W1H | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
Originally built in 1970, this large five-star hotel has a traditional style and ambience associated with older properties. Framed artworks, high ceilings, large windows, fireplaces, chandeliers, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Speakers' Corner
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Marble Arch
Not 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 16 minutes from Marble Arch
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
London > Attractions > Sights
2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 16 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
22 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Portman Square
London > Attractions >
W1H | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
This private garden square in Marylebone offers a secluded and peaceful place to get away from it all. On the north side three Georgian ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Elena Shchukina
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on Baker Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Bliss Chemist
London > Shopping > Chemists
5 Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W1H | 1 minute from Marble Arch
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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Sharon Cunningham
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Markus Coffee Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13 Connaught Street, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
Huge sacks brimming over with coffee beans of every different variety decorate the floorboards of this historic establishment. Savour the smells of freshly roasted and ground ... More
 
 
 
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The Brasserie @ The Cumberland
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H7AL | 1 minute from Marble Arch
The Brasserie at this top-of-the-line hotel offers quality cuisine in a plush, enjoyable setting. The magnificent faux art gallery lobby of the Cumberland Hotel leads into ... More
 
 
 
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Prezzo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
7-9 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Locanda Locatelli
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill, 8 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
This superb restaurant within the Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill opened in 2002 as the first solo venture of Giorgio Locatelli (formerly Head Chef at Zafferano) ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
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
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Home Grown
London > Leisure >
44 Great Cumberland Place, W1H | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
Exclusive private members' club Home House branches out to open this sister club, Home Grown , in ... More
 
 
 
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 8 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27-29 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
Certainly one of the oddest and most patriotic pubs in London, The Windsor Castle is more a museum to the essence of old-fashioned Englishness than a ... More
 
 
 
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The Dog House
London > Nightlife > Bars
62 Seymour Street , W1H | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Sisu
London > Nightlife > Bars
535 Oxford Street, W1C | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
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 | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
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 Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 10 minutes from Marble Arch
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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Claridge's
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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