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Marble Arch
Marble Arch

Marble Arch

7.644 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site
Ranked #73 in London things to do
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Marble Arch is a white Carrara marble monument that now stands on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road, almost directly opposite Speakers' Corner in ... Read more
Hyde Park in London. Until 1851 it stood in front of Buckingham Palace. Historically, only members of the royal family and the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, have been allowed to pass through the arch in ceremonial procession.

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Padua

A central starting point for shopping or a walk in Hyde Park. Busy and messy, just for 'one shot'

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Local from London

Never entirely sure why this deserved an entry of its own, but it is a very striking landmark and is where the buses for Oxford and other places west originate.

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Calgary

Marble Arch is a London landmark. Its design is based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome and L'arc de Triomphe in Paris, but the London version sits awkwardly in a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road.

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Abergavenny

Drove past this, and even though it was outside Buckingham Palace it doesn't match up to other arches around the world at all, such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Pittsford

Located at the northeast corner of Hyde park, near the major junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, Bayswater Road, & Edgeware Road, the Marble Arch was originally designed as the state entrance to Buckingham Palace. The Arch is the work of architect John Nash, who modeled it after Rome's Arch of Constantine.This might not be worth a special trip, but be sure to take a look it you are in the area.

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Los Angeles

It's a nice thing to look at, but not really a "destination" place. I came, I saw, I took a few pictures, and I was on my way. Maybe I missed the point?

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Melbourne

The Marble Arch was built for the Buckingham Palace entrance back in 1828. When the Palace was expanded, they moved the Arch to this location, in front of Hyde Park.

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New York City

The Marble Arch was just outside the hotel we stayed at (hence the name Marriott Marble Arch) and led into a nice park area. It's a lovely monument, though fairly common, as far as arches go.

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New York City

The Marble Arch looks a bit out of place because it wasn't meant to go there originally. It was supposed to go in front of Buckingham Palace but they didn't want it.

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Lincoln

I got to climb it years ago for free which was an opportunity I wasn't going to miss. it isn't very tall but it does give you a different view of Hyde Park.

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Sofia

he arch was designed in 1825 by John Nash as ceremonial entrance to the courtyard of the new Buckingham Palace, which he was then rebuilding from the former Buckingham House. The palace, as designed by Nash, was laid out around three sides of the courtyard., with the Marble Arch placed on its open, eastern side

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Local from London

Marble Arch is a white marble monument, like a small Arc de Triumph, that now stands in the middle of the large traffic island at the western end of Oxford Street where it joins Park Lane. Originally designed to be a gatehouse for Buckingham Palace, in was moved to it's current location in 1851.

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Valletta

A Victorian marble art right at the beginning of Oxford Street (via Hyde Park). Also a busy tube station.

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São Paulo

Important touristic place close a big park to take a walk and rest in the heart of this big city.

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Liverpool
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Very glamorous hotel in a really great location.This hotel is lovely for special occasions such as anniversary or valentines.the menu is amazing you really can't miss out on sampling the wonderful delights cooked by very talented chefs.they serve classic British dishes and some continental dishes.The room was simply divine with brightly coloured decor.I love the very classy background music played gently in the sitting rooms creating a very relaxing atmosphere.The room had a stylish nespresso coffee machine and a laptop safe which came in really handy for my laptop as it is kept safe and I didn't have to worry about it.The breakfast is a really iced cooked breakfast or you can have cereal or fruit if you wish.

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Local from London

Amazing ! Cycle through the arch

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Kakopetria

Every European city has one so I was not really impressed!

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Appleton

It's an "arch". Big deal. Not.

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