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Amid the bustle of Marble Arch and Edgware Road, imagine a Roman Road, Tyburn Tree, Speakers’ Corner and a hotel with serious rock ‘n’ roll credentials. Have you noticed award-winning modern architecture alongside classic Georgian buildings? Did you see the tube station wrapped in an artwork?

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.

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The BID produces an annual printed eating out guide, Taste of Marble Arch, highlighting everything from the cultural dishes and bright lights along Edgware Road to the charming bistros and boutiques of leafy Connaught Village, Seymour Place and New Quebec Street. We run regular themed four tours and collaborate with nearby campaigns and festivals to showcase the area’s dining delights.

We support national and local campaigns and events that seek to broaden the area’s appeal, like the award-winning Five Guys Named Moe and Processions. Using the space for pop-ups at Marble Arch is an important part of improving its status. We have created and shared the Story of Marble Arch in print and online.

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. From Jimi Hendrix to John Betjeman, Marble Arch and Edgware Road have a cultural inheritance second to none. We want businesses and visitors to share in that inheritance.

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We lit Marble Arch in the sufragette colours of Green, White, Violet; as part of Processions.

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