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Marble Arch

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Admire the intricate sculptures on this grand three-arched monument, which is modeled on Rome’s Arch of Constantine.

Marble Arch is an elegant triumphal arch with three bays. Although the arch was initially constructed as part of Buckingham Palace, the monument now stands on a plaza beside Hyde Park. Take photos of your family in front of one of the most iconic structures in the city.

Built for the royal family in the early 1800s, Marble Arch retains its regal allure despite having been moved to a different location in 1851. Numerous theories circulate as to why it was relocated: some say it was because the central arch was too narrow for the royal stage coach, others say it needed to be moved out of the way to make way for a palace extension.

Well-known architect John Nash, who also worked on the palace itself, took inspiration for the design from Rome’s Arch of Constantine. Like the famous ancient monument, Marble Arch contains one large portal with two smaller arches either side. Above the arches are carved reliefs representing England, Scotland and Ireland.

Make like royalty and pass under the central arch. This entrance was initially reserved only for use by Britain’s royal family and members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Imagine yourself as a reigning monarch as you go through.

Enjoy a picturesque stroll through the vast Hyde Park. Go boating on Serpentine Lake, listen to open-air debates at Speakers’ Corner and admire the floral displays of Kensington Gardens. Walk southeast to Buckingham Palace and try to envision how the arch would look today as part of the palace’s entrance.

Marble Arch is in its namesake area, just west of Mayfair. The monument stands on the northeastern corner of Hyde Park, a short walk north from the famous Speakers’ Corner and the U.S. Embassy. Ride the London Underground to Marble Arch station. Many buses also stop beside the monument.

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is NZ$174 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (935 reviews)
"Excellent stay at the Caesar hotel, great service. Friendly staff, excellent value for money. Great location, Baywater near the centre of London. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is NZ$252 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (937 reviews)
"This hotel is nice and the location is good."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Hilton London Metropole
Hilton London Metropole
4 out of 5
225 Edgware Road, London, England
The price is NZ$177 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Kensington Gardens. Park Lane and Baker Street ...
3.6/5Good! (1,350 reviews)
"It was very clean and tidy, very spacious."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Hilton London Metropole
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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is NZ$174 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is NZ$252 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Hilton London Metropole
Hilton London Metropole
4 out of 5
225 Edgware Road, London, England
The price is NZ$177 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Hilton London Metropole
The Landmark London
The Landmark London
5 out of 5
222 Marylebone Road, London, England
The price is NZ$559 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
The Landmark London
Hard Rock Hotel London
Hard Rock Hotel London
4.5 out of 5
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London, England
The price is NZ$362 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Hard Rock Hotel London
The Langham, London
The Langham, London
5 out of 5
1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, England
The price is NZ$717 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
The Langham, London
Hyatt Regency London The Churchill
Hyatt Regency London The Churchill
5 out of 5
30 Portman Square, London, England
The price is NZ$540 per night from 31 Jul. to 31 Jul.
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Treehouse Hotel London
Treehouse Hotel London
4 out of 5
Langham Place, Regent Street, London, England
The price is NZ$387 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Treehouse Hotel London
Nobu London Portman Square
Nobu London Portman Square
5 out of 5
22 Portman Square, London, England
The price is NZ$655 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Nobu London Portman Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.