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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7/7 Memorial at Hyde Park

While Edgware Road and Marble Arch have many wonderful things to commemorate, the attacks on Londoners on 7 July 2005 is not one of them. However, we can all forever honour those affected by the attacks by visiting the 7/7 Memorial in Hyde Park. In remembrance, you can visit the permanent memorial in Hyde Park…

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The Gruesome History of Tyburn Tree

The gruesome history of Tyburn Tree has nothing to do with nature or greenery and everything to do with justice and death. Tyburn – meaning ‘place of the elms’ – was a village close to the current location of Marble Arch and so-called for its position adjacent to the Tyburn Brook, a tributary of the lost…

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Eid Mubarak with food and recipes

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is a time of great celebration and food for Muslims around the world. Family and friends to come together to wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ (meaning ‘happy Eid’ or ‘blessed Eid’) and streets and homes will come alive with music, chatter and the…

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Ramadan foods and recipes from Edgware Road

In our article ‘Introduction to the foods of Ramadan’ we described just some of the foods that are consumed before sunrise and after sunset during Ramadan. In this article, we’ve selected some our favourite places to eat or shop for Ramadan foods on Edgware Road, followed by two recipes inspired by the area. The pre-dawn…

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Where are all the Souvenirs of Marble Arch?

Have you seen any souvenirs of Marble Arch? Up until the 1960s Marble Arch was on the top 10 list of things to see in London. As this postcard shows, it was up there with St Paul’s, Tower of London and Parliament as an attraction to write home about and sight to want a souvenir of. There…

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An Introduction to Ramadan on Edgware Road

During Ramadan on Edgware Road there is a festive atmosphere from Marble Arch to the Marylebone Flyover. Ramadan (in Arabic رمضان), one of the Five Pillars of Islam, is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, during which observers fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. The length…

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