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Marble Arch Guide

Marble Arch

is bordered by Marylebone on its eastern side and Paddington to its west. Served by the Central line Tube service at Marble Arch Tube station. The area around Marble Arch station is packed with shops and is the start of the Oxford Street shopping experience. The area is where Park Lane, Edgware Road, Oxford Street and the Bayswater road meet. We have compiled a mini guide below to what’s in the area for those heading to Marble Arch and need some extra information.

The Social Scene: A hand full of places that you may find useful. Places that could prove useful to relax in or shop prior to your appointment.

  • Hyde Park gardens is one of the largest of London’s parks.
  • Oxford Street, with so many shops along its length, the range is vast. For picking up any range of retail items Oxford Street offers it.
  • Immediately outside the Tube station entrance are 2 foreign exchange booths.
  • There are many recognisable well known high street brands regarding cafes, fast food chains.
    • McDonald’s fast food. 3 Marble Arch, London, W1H 7AP.
    • Coffee shops around 556 Oxford Street, London W1C 1LZ.
  • Cinema. 10 Edgeware Road, Marble Arch, London W2 2EN.

Marble Arch’s Transport Services. For your travel concerns…

  • Marble Arch Tube station is serviced by the Central line ad is between Bond Street and Lancaster Gate stations.
  • Marble Arch bus routes include: 7, 10, 73, 98, 137, 390, N7, N73, N98, N137, N207, 6 23, 30, 94.
  • Marble Arch is inside the Congestion charge zone. Please ensure you have made adequate arrangements regarding the Congestion Charge if you are travelling to this area by car.

Neighbouring London zones are Edgware Rd, Paddington, Marylebone, Hyde Park and Park Lane.

Background and Brief History.

No trip to London would be complete without including a visit to Marble Arch. This white marble triumphant archway is a London landmark and a popular tourist attraction. Designed by architect John Nash in 1827. It was designed to be the state entrance to Buckingham palace. Only members of the Royal house artillery, the king’s troop, and the royal family are permitted to pass through the arch in ceremonial processions. The Arch was moved from the Palace to its current position in 1851 originally to become the entrance to Hyde Park. Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park. With its free theatrical performances and public speaking. Tyburn convent features an underground crypt underneath the monastic church, known as the Shrine of the Martyrs. Where the relics of the reformation of the martyrs lay from the years 1535 up to 1681. One of these relics is a replica of the Tyburn tree.

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