Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three-bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well known balcony. In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, incongruently isolated, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgware Road.Marble Arch Theatre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, London Edition.
Historically, only members of the Royal Family and the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery are permitted to pass through the arch; this happens only in ceremonial processions.
The arch gives its name to the area surrounding it, particularly the southern portion of Edgware Road and also to the underground station.
Nash's three arch design is based on that of the Arch of Constantine in Rome and the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris. The triumphal arch is faced with Carrara marble with embellishments of marble extracted from quarries near Seravezza. John Flaxman was chosen to make the commemorative sculpture. After his death in 1826 the commission was divided between Sir Richard Westmacott, Edward Hodges Baily and J.C.F. Rossi. In 1829, a bronze equestrian statue of George IV was commissioned from Sir Francis Chantrey, with the intention of placing it on top of the arch.
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Marble Arch Theatre Reviews
Marble Arch est un très beau monument qui ressemble un peu à notre Arc de Triomphe mais en moins imposant! more »Marble Arch is a very beautiful monument that looks like a little to our Arch of triumph but in less imposing.
Abbiamo visto il vecchio Marble Arch posto in angolo nord-est di Hyde Park , è una struttura trionfale dell'inizio del XIX secolo progettata da John Nash come ingresso di stato per la famiglia reale a... more »We saw the old Marble Arch place in northeast corner of Hyde Park, is an early 19th century triumphal structure designed by John Nash as entrance for the Royal family at the entrance to Buckingham Palace, was transferred in 1851 and now near the Marble Arch underground station on Oxford Street, on the edge of Hyde Park, I found a beautiful location.
Superb superb superb! We went to see a show called Five Guys Named Mo and it was marvellous. The theatre is like a structured circus tent and is right next to Marble Arch so very accessible. Inside there is a spacious foyer with bars and merchandising. For the show the theatre itself was "in the round" and had a circular cat walk that revolved giving the impression that the dancers were even more graceful, acrobatic and dramatic. It was perfect. Even the seating fitted the New Orleans speak-easy theme with bentwood chairs instead of standard cinema-style seating. We loved it.
Excellent show in an excellent venue
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