Places to see in London Marble Arch
Attractions in Marble Arch
Aside from the iconic Marble Arch itself, built in 1827 originally as a frontage for Buckingham Palace and moved to its current location in 1851, there’s masses going on in this bustling urban area. You’re very close to the world-famous shopping Mecca of Oxford Street and Bond Street, as well as the eastern side of Hyde Park.
Recommended Attraction in Marble Arch
Shopping on Oxford Street is probably one of the most popular tourist activities in London, however down at the Marble Arch end, and if you have a bit of an explore, you’re presented with a plethora of boutique shops for the fashion-savvy, including Savile Row, and the many jewellers in the area. There isn’t a specific spot that we can recommend; just a general browse of London’s most bespoke and high-end fashion and desirables. If it’s a bit much for the wallet (which isn’t hard to imagine) then just wandering the area at Christmas is a wonderful way of bringing in the festive cheer!
Alternative Attractions in Marble Arch
There’s also an Odeon Cinema if you fancied catching a film in the heart of bustling London, or the boundless stretches of Hyde Park and the royal gardens therein. This end of Hyde Park is particularly spacious and often untouched by the crowds, except when there’s a major gig on – in which case, this is the place to be. It’s also where you want to go once Winter Wonderland opens!
Attraction List in Marble Arch
To really get a taste of everything this bustling hub has to offer, we can only recommend that you get yourself a room in one of our many budget hotels in the Marble Arch area using our booking service. And with the money you save on staying, you can extend that shopping-spree! Remember to check out our itinerary of recommended attractions below too!
This plaque marks the site of the Tyburn Tree, London’s main execution spot. It’s a bit gruesome as around 50,000 people were executed here, but a big part of the capital’s history. If you walk down Bayswater Road you’ll find the Shrine and Convent where nuns still pray for the souls of those who lost their lives.
Address: Edgeware Road, London, W2
Hyde Park has 360 acres of landscaped park, tree-lined avenues and lakes and it’s right in the heart of the city! This is a beautiful place to go for relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle.
Address: Park Lane, London W2 2UH
Phone: 0300 061 2000
This is Speakers' Corner. It’s the famous spot where soapbox orators have their say. It attracts fringe groups, political extremists and some pretty wacky speakers. The Sunday morning tradition is often hijacked by religious enthusiasts. It certainly makes for an interesting visit. Some of the opinions voiced are pretty far out!
Address: Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London
Phone: 0753 309 8035
This beautiful memorial fountain was opened in 2004 as a permanent, public tribute to the memory of Princss Diana. It was designed to express Diana's spirit and love of children.
Address: West Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Phone: 020 7298 2000
The first Duke of Wellington lived here at Apsley House and it’s one of London’s finest residences. It’s also known as 'Number One London', because historically it was the first house you came to after the toll-gate into London from the countryside. It’s now a museum and houses the Duke's outstanding collection of paintings, silver, porcelain, sculpture, furniture, orders, medals and memorabilia. Apsley House is the last great London town-house with collections largely intact and family still in residence.
Address: 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT
Phone: 020 7499 5676
At the magnificent Buckingham Palace you can view 18 of the Queen’s rooms, including the Throne Room. The famous changing of the Palace Guard is at 11.30am every day during the summer months, or on alternate days during the rest of the year.
Address: London SW1A 1AA
Phone: 020 7930 4832
This multi-attraction entertainment complex in lively Piccadilly Circus is popular with everyone, especially teenagers. There’s the Planet Hollywood restaurant, Sega World, Alien War (a multimedia monster experience) and Virtual World - to name just a few reasons to visit London’s Trocadero!
Here you’ll find The British Museum which has 94 galleries containing the world’s finest collection of antiquities. It’s a fascinating place and the variety of attractions will take your breath away.
Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG
Phone: 020 7323 8299
You’d be mad not to visit Madame Tussauds. The waxwork models are scarily life-like and renowned the world over. Prepare to step inside the world of the famous - and infamous - here!
Address: Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
Phone: 0871 894 3000
Here you’ll travel on a journey to the stars, guided by world-celebrated experts. The London Planetarium also has a Spirit of London ride which is fascinating and a real insight into the capital.
Address: Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
Here in Regent’s Park is one of the world’s great zoos – London Zoo. It features a children’s zoo, a reptile house and much, much more. Other attractions in Regent’s Park include a rose garden, a mosque, areas for boating and tennis, and an outdoor theatre.
Address: London NW1 4NR
Phone: 020 7486 7905
Aside from the bespoke men’s tailoring that Savile Row is famous for, the street has a colourful history, including the Beatles’ final performance on the roof of number 3 (where they had offices). But these days, visitors can expect extremely high-end shopping for men’s fashion, most notably suits, shirts and ties.
Address: Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PR