Showing news archives for: December 2016

New Pedestrian and Cyclist Crossings open at Marble Arch

Two new pedestrian and cyclist crossings open at Marble Arch to make the busy junction safer. Work by Transport for London (TfL), with contributions from The Portman Estate and Almacantar, took place over four weekends in November to create a safer link between The Marble Arch and Great Cumberland Place, including a dedicated 2m wide…

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Five Guys Named Moe bound for Marble Arch

A major revival of the hit musical Five Guys Named Moe is proposed at Marble Arch, in a new pop-up West end theatre. In association with Cameron Mackintosh, producers Underbelly plan to provide an immersive and immediate performance, featuring the songs of pioneering American jazz musician and songwriter Louis Jordan, created by Clarke Peters. Using…

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Eating Out On Christmas Day: What’s Open

Are you eating out on Christmas Day? Most London businesses shut down completely on Christmas Day, public transport included. However, Edgware Road is one of the few places in town with plenty of restaurants open all day and ready to welcome you in. We’ve checked with Maroush and all their venues on Edgware Road will…

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Marble Arch Street Team Christmas and New Year Hours

Our Street Team will operate as per usual during the Christmas period, patrolling for eight hours every day between Tuesday and Saturday. The Marble Arch Street Team Christmas hours will see them continue to finish at 8pm Tuesday – Thursday, at 9pm on Fridays and at 10pm on Saturdays, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s…

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The First Marble Arch Food Tour

It was a wet and windy November night but the group that gamely joined us for the first Marble Arch food tour were lovely. The food and drink tour included stops for wine tasting, lots of mezze, ice cream, cocktails and chocolate fudge, across the Edgware Road and Marble Arch areas. Many thanks to Philglass…

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The Big Switch On in Pictures

Edgware Road’s Christmas Lights were switched on with the help of pupils from The Minerva Academy on the evening of 16 November. Councillor Heather Acton and the BID’s Chairman Martin Ramskill were joined by 12 School Council pupils, to press the button to start the illumination of Edgware Road. London’s Transport Choir sang carols while…

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Ever wondered about the Story of Marble Arch?

All through the summer we’ve been working on a brochure telling the little-known story of Marble Arch. Ever wondered how it ended up on a traffic island at the corner of Hyde Park? Did you know the sculpture originally intended for the Arch can be found elsewhere across London? Have you ever noticed that England,…

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Personal Deliveries: we road tested the alternatives

In London, 40% of online shoppers send their purchase to their work address, to avoid missing a delivery at home. This means a lot of extra vans in the capital, with 28% of vehicles on the road during the morning peak being delivery vehicles, impacting on air quality, availability of kerb space, pedestrian comfort and…

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