Iconic Sights and Attractions to Explore Near Marble Arch


Marble Arch is one of London’s most iconic historic landmarks. Inspired by the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris and the Arch of Constantine in Rome, this former Buckingham Palace gateway comes from a rich historical background.

Apart from its striking architecture, you’ll also be glad to know that the historic sight is surrounded by a buzzing entertainment, dining, and cultural scene. Elevate your exploration with a stay at one of the opulent hotels in Bayswater Road London, conveniently located near Marble Arch and other major London attractions. Relax in our luxurious rooms with modern amenities and make your list of best experiences near Marble Arch.

A Brief History of Marble Arch

Built by John Nash, one of the eminent architects of the Georgian and Regency eras, Marble Arch is inspired by the triumphal arch dedicated to Emperor Constantine I. While King George IV’s plan to embellish London with grand and classical-style monuments was coming to life around 1827, Marble Arch was developed envisioning a ceremonial entrance to the royal courtyard, known as Buckingham Palace, today. It was in 1851 that the Marble Arch was relocated to its present-day location on the northeastern corner of Hyde Park.

Hyde Park

On this note, it’s fair to say that one of the best and most iconic places to discover near Marble Arch is Hyde Park. One of central London’s largest parks and the most popular royal park in the city, Hyde Park offers the perfect tranquil setting to breathe in the fresh air, soak up the sun and explore picturesque gardens. With the Serpentine Lake at its centre, feel free to take to waters and enjoy a boat ride while spotting wildlife or simply enjoy a stroll in the aromatic Rose Garden. If you’re travelling with kids, a visit to the popular Diana Memorial Fountain will be a memorable addition to your day!

The best part is that Hyde Park is located just a short walk away from the world-famous Oxford Street, a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Relish a delectable afternoon tea at Hyde Park Hotel and fuel yourself for an unforgettable shopping experience at Oxford Street!

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is located only a few moments away from Marble Arch and is one the busiest and most popular streets in London. The ultimate shoppers’ paradise that it is, you’ll find over 300 retailers on the 1.2-mile bustling Oxford Street stretch! Find everything from designer outlets to the biggest flagship stores in the city and of course, the jaw-dropping upscale department store- Selfridges! You can’t visit Oxford Street and not explore Selfridges. You can also explore one of UK’s favourite department stores, John Lewis which is particularly loved for its homewares. If you’re looking for wearable, contemporary fashion, look no further than the much-loved British department store, Marks & Spencer. Also, don’t forget to pick up some delectable treats from the food hall in the basement.

Madame Tussauds

Make the most of your stay near Hyde Park with a visit to the original Madame Tussauds Museum in London. Book your tickets now and enjoy three floors of fun and immersive experiences, spanning eight exciting zones. Get up close and personal with 150 lifelike celebrity wax figures and snap some cool photos with your favourite stars. Journey through time and discover the history of London on the one-of-a-kind Spirit of London ride at the museum.

The Wallace Collection

One of the best, free to visit, national museums in the heart of central London, the Wallace Collection is known for its stunning decorative arts, Old Master paintings, world-class armouries, and a courtyard restaurant. Explore and be inspired by one of the world’s best collections of 18th-century French pictures, and porcelain and join one of the museum’s free events for an experience to remember.

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You’re sure to be awe-inspired by Marble Arch’s grand architecture, serving as a reminder of London’s ever-evolving narrative and some of the city’s most renowned attractions surrounding it. So, choose your favourite spots and get exploring!