Personal Deliveries: we road tested the alternatives

In London, 40% of online shoppers send their purchase to their work address, to avoid missing a delivery at home. This means a lot of extra vans in the capital, with 28% of vehicles on the road during the morning peak being delivery vehicles, impacting on air quality, availability of kerb space, pedestrian comfort and…

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New Culture Blog Shares Local Stories Past And Present

Our new 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,…

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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 times, without a fully signalised pedestrian phase. Works by Transport for London (TfL), with contributions from The Portman Estate…

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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 their opening hours until 9pm, where shoppers can enjoy a host of special promotions and offers, alongside complimentary festive…

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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 of engine idling and to give practical advice to drivers. Poor air quality is a major concern for Londoners.…

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Fancy a Foodie Tour of Edgware Road and Marble Arch?

Following the interest created around our local eating out guide, we’re launching free Food and Drink Tours to introduce you to the diverse gastronomic delights around our patch. In November, food expert, Helen Graves, will lead groups around a selection of completely different restaurants, tasting food and drink along the way. First tour is on Monday…

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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 it is and how to report it; how to deal with suspicious items; and how to share information with…

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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 a pampering gift set, Marks and Spencer donated two crates of wine, Italian restaurant Zizi provided a £50 meal voucher and Zetter Townhouse put in…

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