Marble Arch

 
 
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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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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
 
13 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Near Marble Arch
Thistle Marble Arch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £110  23% off
Bryanston Street, W1H | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
Thistle Marble Arch, a classic Art Deco hotel, is one of the few hotels overlooking Oxford Street - one of London's most famous shopping districts. ... More
 
 
 
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £209  27% off
140 Park Lane, W1K | 2 minutes from Marble Arch
Once an elegant apartment building inhabited by the gilded youth of the jazz age, the building - on one of London's most exclusive streets - retained ... More
 
 
 
The Cumberland Hotel - a Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  40% off
Great Cumberland Place, W1H | 3 minutes from Marble Arch
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Alternative Sights nearest Marble Arch

Nearest to Marble Arch
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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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Sights and Attractions near Marble Arch

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Marble Arch
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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
22 Upper Brook Street, W1K | 4 minutes from Marble Arch
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Gallery Elena Shchukina
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, W1K | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
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Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Marble Arch

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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 28th November 2014 - 9am-5pm
The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, Paddington, W2 | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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Elena Urioste, Michael Brown, Principal Players Of Aurora Orchestra, Carducci String Quartet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th November 2014 - 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th February to 28th November 2014
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 12 minutes from Marble Arch
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Entertainment near Marble Arch

Near Marble Arch
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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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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 17 minutes from Marble Arch
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Shopping near Marble Arch

The best shops and markets near Marble Arch
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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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ME & EM
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
21 Connaught Street, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
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Restaurants near Marble Arch

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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
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Marble Arch
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 12 minutes from Marble Arch
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 16 minutes from Marble Arch
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 8 minutes from Marble Arch
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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Marble Arch
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London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Marble Arch
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Pubs near Marble Arch

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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 9 minutes from Marble Arch
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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
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The Red Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, W1K | 5 minutes from Marble Arch
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Chakana
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
23 Orchard Street, W1H | 6 minutes from Marble Arch
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Bourbon Bar at JW Steakhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, W1K | 6 minutes from Marble Arch
Part of the JW Steakhouse at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Bourbon Bar has the largest and most varied selection of bourbons in London. Guests can ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Marble Arch

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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
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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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