Amid the bustle of Marble Arch and Edgware Road, imagine a Roman Road, Tyburn Tree, Speakers’ Corner and a hotel with serious rock ‘n’ roll credentials. Have you noticed award-winning modern architecture alongside classic Georgian buildings? Did you see the tube station wrapped in an artwork?
The BID area is full of cultural and historical surprises. It is crowned by a treasured national monument, Marble Arch, yet its story is little known and few people venture into the streets surrounding Edgware Road to seek out the stories, characters, architecture and public art to be found there.
Marble Arch BID celebrates the area by:
- Supporting events that seek to broaden the area’s appeal, like the award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre.
- Engaging people who work and live here to bring cultural and leisure events to Marble Arch and Edgware Road.
- Producing a unique guide to the history of Marble Arch, in print form and online.
- Offering free guided walks to locals and visitors.
- Offering bespoke guided walks to businesses for orientation and team building.
- Creating an eating out guide for the area, both in print and online.
- Partnering with local events to highlight Marble Arch as an ideal to dine, work, stay, play and wander, like our Food Tours in partnership with the Marylebone Food Festival.
- Staging special events and pop ups at Marble Arch, improving its setting, such as the Festival of Cycling.
- Building a heritage trail of features and assets for people who visit, work and live here.
- Providing the right environment and backdrop for leisure and cultural activity at Marble Arch.
- Promoting what’s on in the area through an email newsletter, website and social media on Twitter and Facebook.
Our culture blog highlights the rich heritage of Marble Arch and Edgware Road, telling the many stories of the people who live and work here, the businesses that have made this their home, tales of the inspiration behind public art and memorials, legends of music, cinema and theatre.
From Jimi Hendrix to John Betjeman, Marble Arch and Edgware Road have a cultural inheritance second to none. We want businesses and visitors to share in that inheritance.
Visit our Culture Blog.