16 September 2021
Saturday 18 September 1pm – World Wide Freedom Rally
The rally is expected to form at Victoria Square and could march to locations including Regents Park, Camden Town, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road, St James Park and Parliament Square.
At this stage the march is not expected to pass through Marble Arch, however there could be some associated disruption. The police are aware of the event and have an appropriate plan in place.
Sunday 19 September 12pm – Show Up For Afghans
A protest in support for the Afghan People has been advertised for Sunday 19 September. The protest will begin at Marble Arch from 12 noon. We currently do not know how long the protesters will be there.
Wednesday 8 September – Veterans 4 Freedom March
The march will start in Hyde Park at 11am with the intention to arrive in Parliament Square for 12pm until 4pm. The police are aware of this event.
Saturday 28 August – Afghan Refugee March
A protest in support of Afghan refugees is planned to take place in London as part of a global day of action. This protest will gather at Marble Arch and likely march through the city.
A similar protest on 21 August saw attendance of 500-600 people. Due to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, attendance is likely to be similar.
Saturday 21 August – Saturday 4 September; Extinction Rebellion Protest
Extinction Rebellion’s planned period of action is scheduled from 23 August for two weeks but The Metropolitan Police expect activity to begin from 21 August. The Police are monitoring intelligence about their potential activities and there is an appropriate policing plan in place across London.
There is currently no specific intelligence that the Marble Arch area will be targeted by Extinction Rebellion, however we are expecting activity due to the location and profile of the area. Marble Arch BID will continue to engage with Police to monitor the situation and share further information with businesses where necessary.
Please inform the Police via 999 in an emergency, or 101 in a non-emergency if your business is affected by Extinction Rebellion protests or other activities. Ensure that evidence is captured and recorded as the Police may want to take a statement to support further action.
The Marble Arch Street Team is on duty Monday – Saturday from 8am-10pm and can be reached on 07825 750777. Remember, in an emergency or if a crime is in progress, please dial 999.
Saturday 21 August 1.30pm; Pride Event
A Pride event is being advertised by the LGBTQ+ community in Hyde Park on 21 August, we do not expect there to be any negative impact on the BID area, but it may cause a higher than average footfall.
Thursday 19 August 8am-6pm; Religious Procession
The Hussaini Association has organised an Ashura march on Thursday 19 August.
The march will go from Great Cumberland Place > Marble Arch > Oxford Street > Regent Street > Oxford Circus > Coventry Street > Trafalgar Square.
The Metropolitan Police have estimated attendance to be around 3,000-5,000 and it is being policed.
Saturday 14 August 2.30pm; London Naked Bike Ride
We have been informed that the ‘London Naked Bike Ride’ will assemble in Hyde Park, North Carriage Drive, on Saturday 14 August at 2:30pm and depart at 2:45pm.
Saturday 24 July 1pm; ‘Reclaim Pride’ march
A ‘Reclaim Pride’ march has been organised in an effort to “stop Boris stalling on LGBT+ rights”.
The march will reportedly assemble at Nelson Mandela Statue from 1pm and go from Parliament Square > Cockspur Street > Lower Regent Street > Regent Street > Oxford Street and then enter Hyde Park on Speakers Corner.
The march will reportedly finish in Hyde Park where a picnic will then commence.
The Metropolitan Police are aware of the demonstration but are currently not policing it. Attendance is estimated to be around 2,000 individuals at the time of reporting.
Thursday 22 July 1pm; Hyde Park
We have been informed that a large event may be planned in Hyde Park on Thursday 22 July around 1pm. Attendance is currently unknown. The Police are aware of the event and have an appropriate plan in place.
Sunday 27 June from 12-7pm; Hyde Park – Parliament Square
Sunday 6 June from 11am-2pm; Hyde Park – Trafalgar Square
Saturday 29 May, Central London
In addition to these protests, the Champions League Final, good weather and general bank holiday celebrations may bring further crowds and disruption to the area.
Thursday 20 May 9am-4pm, Westminster Magistrates Court
Five high-profile anti-lockdown protesters are all due to attend nearby Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 20 May from 9am-4pm. Minimal disruption to the area is expected.
Saturday 15 May 12pm, March in solidarity with Palestine
Wednesday 5 May 6.30-8.30pm, Protest March by Burning Pink
The protest march will start at Euston Square Gardens at 6.30pm and end on Westway (A40) at 8.30pm, near Edgware Road tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines).
Footage released by an organiser has stated the protest march will move down Euston Road and occupy the Westway (A40).The group intends to occupy the Westway and hold a people’s assembly at that location. It is likely there will be considerable traffic disruption along this road which could affect other areas of London as well.
24-25 April and 1-2 May, Upcoming Protests
We would like to make our members aware that a number of protests are planned on 24-25 April and 1-2 May around the West End and Marble Arch area, including anti-lockdown protests and #KillTheBill.
We have not received any information that specific businesses in the BID area will be affected and there are proportionate policing plans in place.
Friday 11 December 2020 8am, Westminster Magistrates Court
A protest is planned in support of Julian Assange during a bail hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court on Marylebone Road. Numbers are unknown.
Wednesday 2 December 2020 6.30pm, Cycle-based protest
Saturday 21 November 2020 2pm, Anti-Lockdown Protest March
Thursday 29 October 9am, Julian Assange Defence Committee (JADC)
Saturday 31 October 2-5pm, Algerian Protest
This is a small static protest at Marble Arch regarding the current situation in Algeria.
Saturday 24 October 12pm, Algerian Protest
An Algerian protest is planned at Marble Arch at 12pm.
Saturday 24 October from 12pm, Justice UK March
Saturday 24 October from 12pm, Save our Rights
Suspicious activity in central London
We have received reports of suspicious activity at a number of central London addresses. On separate occasions, an individual has attempted to gain access to private premises claiming to represent the Health and Safety Executive, wearing a high-vis uniform and carrying the attached letter claiming authority to carry out a ‘COVID-19 spot check’ under the auspices of a COVID-19 Health & Safety survey. The HSE have confirmed that this letter is not legitimate.
Please be vigilant for incidents of a similar nature and deny access/escalate any such attempts to the police.
This is the current HSE advice regarding COVID-19 spot checks:
Friday 23 October 9:30am, Westminster Magistrates Court
Saturday 17 October from 1pm, Stand Up to X – March for Freedom
Sunday 11 October from 12pm, Annual Religious Event from The Hussani Association (2nd day):
This will be a static event at Marble Arch. 200 people are anticipated to attend. A policing plan is in place.
Saturday 10 October 1pm, Stop the New Normal and Match the Million March
Saturday 10 October 1pm-5pm, StandUpX Protest:
The protest will begin at Hyde Park through to BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place. The exact route is not yet known and numbers are not confirmed. A policing plan is in place.
Saturday 10 October 9am-4pm, Annual Religious Procession from The Hussani Association (1st day): .
Please follow @MetPoliceEvents for up to date police information.