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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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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