All through the summer we’ve been working on a brochure telling the little-known story of Marble Arch. Ever wondered how it ended up on a traffic island at the corner of Hyde Park?
Did you know the sculpture originally intended for the Arch can be found elsewhere across London? Have you ever noticed that England, Ireland and Scotland are represented on the Arch? Or who was responsible for the design and what it all means?
With backing from English Heritage and Westminster City Council we have created a free, accessible guide for use in hotels, office receptions, London tours and major venues in the Marble Arch and Edgware Road area.
Joining us to celebrate its launch were Westminster’s Deputy Leader Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL, English Heritage’s Senior Estates Surveyor John Stevens, The Portman Estate’s Senior Projects Director Simon Loomes and The Cumberland Hotel’s General Manager Mafalda Albuquerque.