Marble Arch is one of London’s most famous landmarks. The towering monument was designed by famous architect John Nash in the 19th century and has been impressing Londoners and visitors alike ever since. The area surrounding the arch is rich with things to do and see. Here’s our top picks.
Immediately adjacent to Marble Arch, Hyde Park is an oasis in the heart of the city. The large park is the perfect spot for a summery picnic. Take the time to enjoy the charming atmosphere; there are ducks to feed, boats to row and plenty of grass to laze around on! But there’s more to Hyde Park than grass and trees. There’s a beautiful fountain built in memory of the late Princess Diana within the park’s grounds.
Hyde Park is also home to the ever-famous Speakers’ Corner, is platform where people make speeches on a variety of interesting (and not so interesting) subjects can be found in the north-east section of the park. So if you’re in the mood for some spoken word or even a heated debate, Speakers’ Corner is worth a look.
Marble Arch is just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London palace.It’s a magnificent building (some of which was also designed by Nash) and brimming with history. If you time your visit right, you can also visit the Palace State Rooms.
If you are looking for a hotel near Marble Arch, the Park Grand London Hyde Park hotel is a short 20 minute walk away. This hotel is centrally located, perfect for those of you who want to get out and explore as much of the city as you can. The Park Grand London Hyde Park is located conveniently by tube stations, such as Paddington and Lancaster Gate, allowing you to travel around the capital quickly and easily.
Explore the Wallace Collection and view exhibitions of French 18th century paintings, furniture and porcelain; this charming museum boasts an outstanding collection well worth seeing. Not had your cultural fix yet? Head to the Michael Werner Gallery to see the latest in exquisite contemporary art. If you need some new threads for a special night out in London, take a trip down Savile Row, a street renowned for its luxury shopping experience, specialising in impeccably tailored suits. For a shopping trip with a relaxed atmosphere, stroll through St Christopher’s Place where you’ll be charmed by the continental vibe and eclectic range of shops.