With the end of working from home guidance last month, many are coming back to the office for the first time in months. We hope our returning colleagues have noticed some changes and will take advantage of everything the Marble Arch area has to offer, from new restaurants to training and volunteering opportunities. Welcome back!
New Restaurants & Shops
We are delighted to welcome an exciting mix of restaurants and cafés to the Marble Arch area, providing plenty of choice for lunch and after-work drinks with colleagues.
Just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch, Chourangi celebrates the harmonious blend of European, Mogul and Chinese cultures and food that has evolved in Calcutta, a place known as ‘the city of joy’ in India. The menu features contemporary takes on dishes eaten in Calcutta, drawing inspiration from the people, culture and culinary traditions of a city where there is always a reason to celebrate.
3 Old Quebec Street, London W1H 7DL
Coffee by Real Eating Co.
The Real Eating Company is an independent café & coffee business. Stop by for take away coffee, fresh food made on-site every day including warming homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, traditional toasties, baguettes and sweet treats. All their produce is carefully sourced from like-minded independent businesses that are family-owned.
15 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7AS
This new dessert parlour’s story is one of passion and big flamboyant desserts. Every visit to Creams is an indulgent adventure for the senses and each dessert an ‘every day celebration’. Delight your senses with sundaes, gelato, waffles or crepes, accompanied by a milkshake or bubble tea.
76 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EG
Recently opened in Connaught Village, this small-batch bean-to-bar chocolate maker sources the world’s finest cocoa beans. London Chocolate produce craft chocolate from the scratch and only use two ingredients in their chocolate – finest organic cacao beans and organic cane sugar.
17 Connaught Street, London W2 2AY
Need a work wardrobe refresh? Well-known for their vibrant shirts, high-quality jackets, trousers and clothing, Simon Carter also highlights antiques and objects chosen personally by Simon that reflect his personality and taste. Murano chandeliers and 1950’s fun fair ephemera rub shoulders with Regency convex mirrors and mid-Century furniture.
20 Connaught Street, London W2 2AF
Sainsbury’s Marble Arch
Old faithful Sainsbury’s Local is back at Marble Arch. The store offers a range of bread, fresh groceries and ready meals, as well as an Argos click & collect service.
Unit 3, 5 Marble Arch, London W1H 7EJ
Wagamama, Feya, and Chai Walla will also be arriving in Marble Arch over the next few months. Keep an eye on our eating out pages.
Want to give something back? We further developed our hybrid volunteering programme in 2021 and will continue to offer rewarding virtual opportunities in addition to in-person activities.
We are channelling company donations to where they are needed most, and work with our community partners to understand how best to support them using our volunteers’ skills and time.
Following the continued success and popularity of our Great British Spring Clean, we will again take part in this national campaign in this Spring, by bringing together volunteers from a broad range of industries and across the local area.
Please get in touch with our Community Team if you’d like to volunteer or support a local school or charity.
Kick off your slippers and brush up on workplace skills. Our online training sessions have seen great success during the pandemic, piloting new initiatives that have kept our businesses engaged and up-to-date with current practices. We will be offering our members a mixture of online training courses and practical training opportunities in 2022.
We are currently hosting a range of training courses designed with compliance, Health & Safety, security and customer service in mind.
These courses are free for Marble Arch London BID members. For more information, please email email@example.com
Emergency First Aid Training, 11 May 2022
This training course is suitable for nominated First Aiders in smaller, low risk working environments. All successful delegates will receive a St John Ambulance certificate valid for three years. The content of this course provides basic first aid, including workplace health and safety regulations, managing an emergency, and how to perform emergency procedures for various issues.
Fire Marshal Online Training – Ongoing
This Fire Warden / Fire Marshal online training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with fire and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks that fire presents. The course is approved by RoSPA and by the CPD Certification Service.
This is more useful for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety in the workplace, designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher – arguably anyone in the office.
The course covers key legislation applicable to fire in non-domestic premises, on construction sites and work activities that could involve fire, how fire spreads, the ways fires are classified in the UK, how fires can be prevented, types and uses of fire extinguishers, risk assessment, fire safety arrangements and the key roles and responsibilities of the Fire Warden / Fire Marshal.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Awareness (online) – Ongoing
This online training course raises awareness of the dangers that working with DSE can present and some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury or ill health. The course covers what Display Screen Equipment is, key legislation, key responsibilities, the potential harmful effects from DSE use, risk assessment, setting up a workstation correctly and maintaining wellbeing.
Keeping You Safe
Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour are top priorities for our members, be they offices, hotels, shops, venues, restaurants or schools. The same issues affect us all and the BID responds to requests for support all year round.
The Marble Arch Street Team is on shift Monday to Saturday 8am-10pm. To contact the Street Team please call 07825 750777 or 07852 566122. Remember, if a crime is in progress or in an emergency, please call 999. To report a crime that has already taken place please call 101. If you are calling both the police and the Street Team, please call 999 first.