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 mezze, ice cream, cocktails and chocolate fudge, across the Edgware Road and Marble Arch areas. Many thanks to Philglass…

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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 Council pupils, to press the button to start the illumination of Edgware Road. London’s Transport Choir sang carols while…

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Ever wondered about the Story of Marble Arch?

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,…

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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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