Proposals for Oxford Street

Westminster City Council has unveiled its proposals for Oxford Street. The Council’s fresh Place Strategy and Delivery Plan has identified 94 projects across 85 different streets in nine zones, including proposals for major improvements at Oxford…

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Managing Conflict and Building Resilience

This new Managing Conflict and Building Resilience course, suggested by our members, is for staff who sometimes have to deal with difficult customers, occasional visitors that present challenges, like aggressive and intimidating behaviour or language barriers.…

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Project Argus

Targeted at managers in facilities, security and reception, Project Argus also welcomes staff responsible for making, maintaining and executing contingency plans. An interactive counter terrorism workshop to provide organisations with practical solutions in case of emergencies.…

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Play Street takes over Luxborough Street

On the afternoon of Thursday 18 October a play street takes over Luxborough Street. Part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), the southern end of Luxborough Street will be temporarily closed to traffic and children…

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Autumn sun shines for Silver Sunday Safaris

Hyde Park was bathed in autumn sunshine on Tuesday 9 October, providing perfect weather for our community programme Silver Sunday Safaris, held in Partnership with Liberty Drives. Liberty Drives provide mobility vehicles offering tours of Hyde…

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Autumn and Winter Training Sessions

Although the summer months are in full force, we are excitedly planning the various ways we can support our members in the months ahead. We’re happy to announce that we have secured dates for a variety…

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Business Crime Group for Marble Arch

Join us for the first Marble Arch Business Crime Group on Thursday 15 November, from 10am to 11.30am, at the Marriott Marble Arch, 143 George Street (W1H 5DN). Owners and managers of pubs, restaurants and shops…

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First Thursdays on Seymour Place

Reclaim your Lunchbreak this Thursday, 4 October, with the inaugural First Thursdays on Seymour Place, which will bring a bespoke line-up of special promotions, workshops and activities to the street to help local workers improve well being…

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Street Team Winter Hours, 1 October

As of 1 October, the Marble Arch London Street Team will be operating on winter hours, patrolling from 8am to 8pm Monday – Thursday, 8am to 9pm on Fridays and 8am to 10pm on Saturdays. As always,…

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Closure of the Joe Strummer Subway

As part of Marble Arch London’s proposals with Transport for London to create new rainwater gardens below the Marylebone Flyover, a Public Notice was served on 19 September 2018 for the closure of the Joe Strummer…

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Waitrose Edgware Road Receives Rebrand

We’re proud to announce that the John Lewis Partnership has chosen Waitrose Edgware Road as one of only three stores in the nation to be rebranded with the new Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis &…

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Register Now: New Training Sessions for Autumn

As the air becomes crisper and the leaves begin to change colour, the world prepares for autumn. Marble Arch London BID is welcoming the new season by introducing some meaningful, useful and interesting training sessions for…

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Successful Second Year for the Street Team

This August marked a successful second year for the Street Team of Marble Arch London BID. The Street Team, made up of Ali, Lotfi, Ben and Hamdan, continues to make substantial inroads in ensuring our businesses,…

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New Openings in the Marble Arch Area

What a summer it’s been – July saw three new openings in the Marble Arch area, bringing exciting new customers and offers to businesses, residents, customers and visitors! With two experiential flagships and a new all-day…

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Passport To Good Security

Security and safety is an important aspect of delivery a successful Marble Arch London BID. On behalf of our businesses, Marble Arch London BID attended a talk on 18 July that was led by the Head…

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POTUS Visit to London, 13 July

This weekend the President of the United States (POTUS), Donald Trump, will visit London. From Thursday 12 to Friday 13 July, The US President will be in the UK for various visits and meetings. His visit…

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Father’s Day in the Marble Arch area

Celebrate Father’s Day in the Marble Arch and Edgware Road area this year with fantastic food and drink deals! Located on the door step of Hyde Park in the south and Paddington Basin in the north,…

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Have Your Say: Parking on Cabbell Street

In response to requests from businesses in Capital House, we have asked Westminster City Council to introduce double yellow lines on a section of Cabbell Street. Currently it is difficult for the building to be serviced…

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Meet the Marble Arch Street Team

The Marble Arch Street Team works with the BID area’s building and security managers, shop and restaurant staff, front of house teams and concierges to discourage anti-social behaviour and report problems to the police and Westminster…

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Marble Arch

There are few things that Brits love more than a Royal Wedding as the whole nation comes together to celebrate the happy couple. Everyone has their ideal way for commemorating the special time; Whilst some prefer…

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UK Coffee Week in Marble Arch

Get back to the grind this Monday morning by kicking off UK Coffee Week in Marble Arch  – what could be better, or more necessary, on the first day of the working week? We have caffeine…

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Join Free Fire Marshal Training, 26 April

Join us for free Fire Marshal training with St John Ambulance on 26 April from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This is exclusive to Marble Arch London BID members. This is most useful for those who are responsible for…

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Hop to it with Easter in Marble Arch

Easter in London is a very special time and even more so in the Marble Arch area! With stunning surroundings of Hyde Park in the south, lush squares to the east and west and Paddington Basin…

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British Pie Week in Marble Arch

British Pie Week is upon us and we are excited! Who doesn’t love pie? Whether you’re after savoury or sweet we have all you could want to fulfill your cravings for British Pie Week in Marble…

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Free GDPR Training Sessions, 26 and 28 March

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulations in 20 years. To prepare companies for this drastic regulatory change, we are hosting free GDPR training sessions on Monday, 26 and Wednesday,…

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Mother’s Day in Marble Arch

Mums are some of the most revered, memorable people in the our lives. Whether it’s their amazing or horrendous cooking, protective or tough love, sense or lack of humour, they are all different and all perfect…

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Pancake Day in Marble Arch

Life throws some big questions our way. Not least of all … Crepe or American-style, savoury or sweet, toppings or plain? No matter what your preference is, we have all you need to get your pancake party…

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Feel the Love in Marble Arch

The international day of adoration is just around the corner, but don’t despair! We’ve put together a list to help you feel the love in Marble Arch with options to dine, pamper or treat all the loves…

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Join free Hostile Reconnaissance REAct Training on 8 March

Join us for free Recognise, Engage, Act (REAct) Foundation Training with the Metropolitan Police on 8 March from 9:30-10:30 am. This succinct 30-minute foundation training is designed for all personnel to recognise suspicious behaviour or activity, engage with individuals in a friendly purposeful…

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Burn Baby…Burns Night in Marble Arch

Thursday, 25 January, marks Burns Night, the celebratory night to honour Scottish poet Roberts Burns with the very best of Scottish food, fayre and fancifulness. Burns Night in the Marble Arch area is not to be…

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Blue Monday in Marble Arch

Ah, Blue Monday, 15 January and supposedly the grimmest day of the year, has arrived. Whether you’re feeling melancholy or believe it’s just a bunch of pseudoscience – the Marble Arch dining and leisure district will cheer…

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Transformation of Oxford Street

Marble Arch London has responded to proposals for the transformation of Oxford Street. Westminster City Council and Transport for London (TfL) commenced consultation on the future of Oxford Street in April 2017 and launched the detailed…

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Enhanced Digital Security for Marble Arch Businesses

Enhanced digital security for Marble Arch businesses is even more tangible with the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC), a not for profit organisation, joint venture between the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City…

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#GivingTuesday in the Marble Arch area

Many of us are enduring the head-spinning mania (and bank balance) that is the aftermath of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and overly excited pay-day present purchasing. However, today – #GivingTuesday – is the perfect tonic to the Christmas calamity…

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Free shisha drop-in advice session

We are proud to partner with Westminster City Council to host a free shisha drop-in advice session on Thursday, 30 November from 3:00-5:00 pm to make sure your business is up to date with the current…

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The Marble Arch Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when we treat those that we cherish in our life. But it’s also a very busy season, so we’ve narrowed down some of the top shopping spots in the Marble Arch…

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National Mentoring Day in Marble Arch

To mark National Mentoring Day, we thought we’d share some of the mentoring opportunities right here in your local Marble Arch community. Mentoring is often associated with the workplace – an experienced colleague sharing knowledge, coaching…

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Halloween Food Tour in Marble Arch

Last night, we hosted our Halloween food tour in Marble Arch – Tipple-or-Treat – celebrating the the most devilish desserts and cackling cocktails in the neighbourhood. We had a spooktacular and tasty evening joined by 24…

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Chefs needed for new Community Cookery Club

Marble Arch London is supporting a local women’s hostel that helps combat food poverty and social isolation by launching a new Community Cookery Club. The women will take it in turns to lead sessions and share…

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National Curry Week in Marble Arch

Are you ready to feel the heat with National Curry Week in Marble Arch? Whether it be mild masala, jaunty jalfrezi or vibrant vindaloo – we all have all your go-to varities in the Marble Arch…

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Marble Arch Shines Bright!

Marble Arch shines bright like a beacon in the night as the uplighting works, which began in June, are now complete.Thanks to the successful joint working between Marble Arch BID and Westminster City Council, their highway…

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National Coffee Day in Marble Arch

Celebrate National Coffee Day in the Marble Arch area! Whether it’s a classic drip, trendy latte or an espresso martini you’re after, our celebrated dining and leisure quarter has you spoiled for choice anytime of the…

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We’ve Moved!

We’ve moved from our much-loved offices at Nutford Place to a new and happy, albeit temporary, home at The Office Group’s 19 Eastbourne Terrace, W2. Whilst we are loving it here, we cannot wait to move…

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20% Discount for Five Guys Named Moe

As a main partner of Marble Arch Theatre, the 607-seat pop-up spiegeltent ideally located directly next to Marble Arch, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured a 20% discount ticket for our BID members to…

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A year in the Life of the Marble Arch Street Team

This August marks one year since Marble Arch Partnership launched its Street Team. In their first year, the team has made substantial inroads in ensuring our businesses, their staff, customers and guests, residents, community and visitors…

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Look out for the new Taste of Marble Arch

We have updated Taste of Marble Arch, our printed Eating Out Guide, which is delivered to the hotels and offices in the area. It has been sent to hotels and will be arriving at offices in the coming…

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National Burger Day in Marble Arch

Today marks National Burger Day across the UK and the Marble Arch area is more than ready to bring you the best burgers for your celebrations. From classic patties to quadruple stacks, our restaurants and pubs…

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Have your say in Hyde Park’s future

Be a part of history by having your say in Hyde Park‘s future via Atkin’s survey in partnership with The Royal Parks. Atkin’s, the renowned designers and engineers behind noteworthy projects like Crossrail’s tunnel designs and…

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Launch of West End Buyers Club

It’s a big week for our environmental pledges with the launch of West End Buyers Club and offering DeliverBEST, alongside our existing Click & Collect services. Today, we launched West End Buyers Club with partner BIDs New…

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Parking surcharge in Marylebone from 26 June

As part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) initiative, Westminster City Council is trialling an emission-based charge for diesel vehicles parking within the Marylebone LEN (parking zone F). The charge will come into effect on…

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Relighting Marble Arch

Work has started today on relighting Marble Arch. Westminster City Council, their highway contractors FM Conway, and specialist lighting team Armadillo Lighting, commenced on site on 19 June, replacing the uplighters surrounding the Marble Arch monument.…

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Employee Identity Documents Workshop, 6 July

We are offering employers in the Marble Arch BID area an exclusive workshop to better understand employee identity documents. In light of recent events, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has developed this counter terrorism workshop to help…

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West End Air Summit, 28 June

We’ve joined forces with neighbouring Business Improvement Districts New West End Company and Baker Street Quarter Partnership to host a West End Air Summit on Wednesday 28 June. This is the first time businesses and organisations…

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Changes to Tobacco Advertising

Changes to tobacco advertising rules were set out in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations which came into force on 20 May 2016. These Regulations take full effect on 21 May 2017. These new rules may…

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Does begging affect your business?

Does begging affect your business, staff, customers, guests, school or community? Help the police and the City Council by providing an impact statement. The Marble Arch Street Team works closely with the Metropolitan Police and Westminster…

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Green light for Marble Arch Pop-up Theatre

Westminster City Council has given the green light for a Marble Arch pop-up theatre. Plans were submitted in December 2016 by Underbelly, who have a track record of producing successful pop up productions across the UK.…

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We’re Hiring: Marketing & PR Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an organised and self-starting professional to lead on marketing, communications and public relations for Marble Arch London Business Improvement District. The Marketing and PR Manager contributes to the BID’s aims…

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Dedicated Personal Deliveries Portal

A dedicated personal deliveries portal has been launched by Marble Arch BID, offering people who live and work in the area a full range of local click and collect services. It is estimated that 40% of…

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Sign up for Personal Safety Training

Marble Arch London is offering free personal safety training if you work in the Marble Arch or Edgware Road area. Responding to requests from businesses in the area, we’re introducing a series of personal safety training…

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Business Security Training for Shops & Restaurants

Following initial courses in July 2016 Marble Arch London is offering a new series of free business security training for retailers and restaurateurs. Courses will cover managing aggressive or anti-social behaviour, dealing with persistent beggars and…

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Changes to Central London Buses

Transport for London (TfL) have proposed changes to Central London buses and are currently consulting on the proposals. The Mayor has committed to improving life in London, by tackling air quality, encouraging cycling and walking, transforming…

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Five Guys Named Moe bound for Marble Arch

A major revival of the hit musical Five Guys Named Moe is proposed at Marble Arch, in a new pop-up West end theatre. In association with Cameron Mackintosh, producers Underbelly plan to provide an immersive and…

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Eating Out On Christmas Day: What’s Open

Are you eating out on Christmas Day? Most London businesses shut down completely on Christmas Day, public transport included. However, Edgware Road is one of the few places in town with plenty of restaurants open all…

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The First Marble Arch Food Tour

It was a wet and windy November night but the group that gamely joined us for the first Marble Arch food tour were lovely. The food and drink tour included stops for wine tasting, lots of…

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The Big Switch On in Pictures

Edgware Road’s Christmas Lights were switched on with the help of pupils from The Minerva Academy on the evening of 16 November. Councillor Heather Acton and the BID’s Chairman Martin Ramskill were joined by 12 School…

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Safer Crossings at Great Cumberland Place

Work starts on 4 November to provide new safer crossings at Great Cumberland Place at its junction with Marble Arch. Over 2,500 people cross Great Cumberland Place in front of Marble Arch per hour at peak…

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Chiltern Street Christmas Shopping Event

Our friends over at Chiltern Street want you to save the date for their Christmas Shopping Event on Wednesday 23 November. Here’s what they have to say: “For one night only, shops on Chiltern Street will extend…

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Action on Vehicle Idling

As one of the partners in the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood recently awarded £1m by the Mayor of London, Marble Arch London took to the streets with others across Marylebone on 21 October, to raise awareness…

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Project Griffin Counter Terrorism Briefing

Managers, business owners, receptionists and security teams are invited to attend a counter terrorism briefing from the Metropolitan Police on Thursday 20 October. Part of the Project Griffin initiative, the seminar will cover hostile reconnaissance, what…

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Local Businesses Help School Auction Raise £20k

We’re delighted to hear that the Hampden Gurney School PTA charity auction on Friday night raised over £20,000. Many thanks to the local businesses who donated some marvellous lots to help push the bidding up. Ren Skincare gave…

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Reading Volunteers Wanted

Our local primary schools are looking for volunteers to support their reading programme. By volunteering your time as a reading partner in a local school, you can help develop a pupil’s communication skills and raise their…

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Our Street Team’s First Month In Numbers

The Marble Arch Street Team began operations on 2 August 2016. They patrol Tuesday to Saturday, helping businesses, staff, customers and visitors in the area. See their first month in numbers (click the infographic for full…

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Edgware Road Station’s 1926 Signalling Cabin

The London Underground signalling cabin at Edgware Road station has been designated as an item of national historic interest by the Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board. Built in 1926 and operated by the Metropolitan Railway –…

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Free Guided Walks

So you think you know the area? Challenge your colleagues to the ultimate test with a free, fun and sociable guided walk. This is a walking tour with a difference, as you explore the area, learning facts and…

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Meet the Street Team

Tuesday 2 August sees the launch of our Street Team. Rami, Ali, Marta and Lotfi will be patrolling the area from Tuesday to Saturday each week, discouraging anti-social behaviour and reporting problems to the police and…

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Low Emission Neighbourhood Gets Green Light

Westminster City Council has been awarded a grant from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund for the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood. Marble Arch London joined forces with the City Council and a range of other…

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Ping Marble Arch

Marble Arch London has teamed up with Sing London to bring table tennis to Marble Arch. Two tables will arrive on 4 July, to while away your lunch break and challenge your colleagues. One table tells…

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Eating Out Guide

From the bright lights of Edgware Road to the leafy streets and boutiques of Seymour Place, New Quebec Street and Connaught Village, you’ll discover global flavours in the Marble Arch neighbourhood. A Taste of Marble Arch…

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Business Security Zone

The Metropolitan Police are working with Marble Arch London to create a Business Security Zone for the area. This designation enables us to access regular security updates and benefit from free Police courses on counter terrorism,…

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Marble Arch joins #RealChange Campaign

Homeless charities in central London have joined forces with Westminster City Council and Business Improvement Districts to thank Londoners for helping thousands of people off the streets every year. Westminster has the highest number of rough…

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Brothers Unveiled at Marble Arch

The latest addition to Westminster City Council’s City of Sculpture Programme, “Brothers” by David Breuer-Weil, has been installed at Marble Arch. City of Sculpture sees the City Council collaborate with private and public galleries to commission…

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Marble Arch Community Programme

One of our aims as a Business Improvement District is to create strong links between companies in and around Marble Arch and their surrounding communities. We are developing a programme which supports companies to engage with…

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Flyover gets a Makeover

Regular users of the crossings and cycle hire below the Marylebone Flyover will have noticed a new piece of public art appear in April. ‘Forest under the Flyover’ was produced by Manou Bendon following a commission…

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Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood

Marble Arch London has joined forces with Westminster City Council to bid for £1m to create a low emission neighbourhood in Marylebone. Two boroughs will win £1m from the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for…

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Ambassador Service set to Launch

Marble Arch London is one step closer to launching its ambassador service after formal invitations to tender were issued today to potential contractors. The service will see a new uniformed presence on Edgware Road and in…

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Marble Arch London signs up to London Air Patrol

Technology company Plume Labs and DigitasLBi released a flock of pigeons in London carrying tiny backpack air pollution monitors in March. The lightweight sensors were stitched onto small fabric vests that fit comfortably on the pigeons…

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