The Auspicious Life of Austin Rudd

Do you know about the auspicious life of Austin Rudd? Rudd (1868-1929) was a music hall songwriter and performer, and is considered one of the nation’s greatest comedians. He was also a resident of Edgware Road for the majority of his successful career. We’re not attributing his success solely to this fact, but we think it’s…

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Animals in War Memorial

This month marks the 13th anniversary since HRH The Princess Royal unveiled the Animals in War Memorial in November 2004. The monument, which is located outside Hyde Park near Brook Gate, commemorates the remarkable animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.  This monument is a tribute honouring all…

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Marble Arch architecture firm wins bid to design UK’s Holocaust memorial

We are bursting with pride to announce that local Marble Arch architecture firm, Adjaye Associates, has won the bid to design the UK’s Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. The selection process included an international competition, with 92 entries in total and ten finalists. Teaming up with Ron Arad Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Adjaye Associates were…

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Remembering Mary Seacole this Black History Month

We are remembering Mary Seacole this Black History Month. She was a true pioneer for woman and one of our incredible past residents. Mary, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805 to a Scottish Lieutenant in the British Army and a Jamaican ‘doctress’ and healer, lived a pioneering life of breaking down cultural and gender barriers as…

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Literary Legacy of Marble Arch

This week celebrates two of the country’s literary legends with Roald Dahl Day occurring on Wednesday, 13 September and the Jane Austen £10 note entering circulation on Thursday, 14 September. To celebrate these two special occasions, we’re highlighting both authors’ literary legacy in the Marble Arch area. Starting with Roald Dahl, his very own Literary…

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Marble Arch in ITV’s ‘Victoria’

Did you see Marble Arch in the series premiere of Victoria on ITV? As our Story of Marble Arch details, it was designed to be both a grandiose gateway to the new royal residence of Buckingham Palace and an exuberant celebration of British victories in the Napoleonic Wars – a Triumphal Arch. At the beginning…

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Celebrate Yorkshire Day in Marble Arch

Whether it’s dinner (lunch), tea (dinner), bait (snack) or spice (sweets) you’re after, we’ve pinpointed the places to celebrate Yorkshire Day in the Marble Arch area. Yorkshire is synonymous with comforting and tasty foods, but that doesn’t mean you must leave London to enjoy it. Let’s take a gander at the culinary delights from ‘God’s…

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Emma Cons, the pioneering Marylebone resident

We’re very proud to honour one of the area’s most extraordinary past residents – Emma Cons. Emma was a truly remarkable individual who left positive and progressive influences across London, from reopening The Old Vic and founding Morley College London to campaigning for housing reforms and the first female alderman on the London County Council…

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