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.
The Marble Arch Culture Trail features over 60 art and heritage assets, indicated on a handy map, to help visitors and locals discover the rich culture the area has to offer.
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. Culture blog posts are among the most visited pages on our website and we are proud to hold and share such a rich library of local stories.
Published in 2016 and refreshed in 2019, our digital and printed booklet – The Story of Marble Arch – tells the little-known tale of how this triumphal arch came to be, its journey throughout London and what it symbolises.