The vibrant history of Maroush and Edgware Road

The vibrant history of Maroush restaurant is an integral aspect of understanding the dynamic and rich culture along Edgware Road. Marouf and Houda Abouzaki brought traditional Lebanese cuisine to London. Little did they know that in opening…

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Bowling over: Celebrating Dame Lucie Rie

On this day, we are honoured to celebrate the wonderful life of Dame Lucie Rie, DBE (16 March 1902 – 1 April 1995), the award-winning British studio potter. We’re bowling over with pride for this past…

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Remembering Olive Schreiner in Marble Arch

In our third series of ‘Marvellous Matriarchs of Marble Arch’ we focus on Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), a suffragist, author and political activist who campaigned against war, for the professional aspirations of women and supported minority cultures. She…

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The Cato Street Conspiracy in Edgware Road

The Marble Arch and Edgware Road area is overflowing with cultural chronicles, interesting insights and ancient anecdotes. A prime example of the rich history in the area is most pertinent today, on the 198th anniversary of…

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Virginia Woolf in Marble Arch

As today marks the 136th birthday of British writer Virginia Woolf, we look into how the Marble Arch area featured in her many writings. Most intriguing is how she pioneered stream of consciousness as a narrative…

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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…

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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,…

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