Discover the culture and heritage of the district in our new Marble Arch Culture Trail. The Marble Arch area is full of cultural and historical surprises. It is crowned by a treasured national monument, Marble Arch, but few people venture into the streets surrounding Edgware Road to seek out the stories, blue plaques, architecture and public art to be found.
Amid the bustle of Marble Arch and Edgware Road, you will find heritage and art around every corner. From the Tyburn Plaque, which marks the approximate spot of the Tyburn Gallows where public executions took place for 600 years, to a tube station wrapped in an artwork!
The Marble Arch Culture Trail features over 60 art and heritage assets, indicated on a handy map, to help you discover the rich culture the area has to offer. Marble Arch and Edgware Road have a cultural inheritance second to none and we want everyone to share in that inheritance.
Download the Marble Arch Culture Trail, put on your walking shoes and explore the area’s past and present. Begin on Park Lane at Animals in War, a monument honouring the animals that served alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the conflicts of the 20th century. Then make your way up via Speakers’ Corner and Marble Arch before walking up the east side of Edgware Road, all the way up to the Lisson Gallery. Cross Edgware Road and you will find yourself at the Joe Strummer subway. Now closed, this subway below the Marylebone Flyover is where Joe Strummer busked before he co-founded The Clash. Stroll down to Connaught Village, and discover its many galleries, cafes and pubs, as well as the Tree of Love. The trail ends in style, at Frameless, a jaw-dropping digital immersive art experience and the biggest of its kind in the UK.