Marble Arch is a very busy area of central London situated on the northeast corner of Hyde Park. The area is named after the huge marble monument which is a crossroads between separate districts of London. Scenic, relaxed Notting Hill to the northwest, manic shopping hub Oxford Street to the northeast, Hyde Park to the southwest and seedy, buzzing Soho to the southeast. Marble Arch hotels range in quality from small-time family establishments to some of London’s grandest institutions clustered around the park.
The London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is closest to the station, and boasts the unheard-of combination of five stars and 10/10 customer satisfaction rating. The guestrooms are spacious and elegant, decorated in the style of a Mayfair home. There’s a fitness room and attractive swimming pool made complimentary to guests, and contemporary British cuisine served in the 140 Park Lane Restaurant.
Alternatively, the four star Leonard Hotel is a more boutique affair, decorated in an old-fashioned style with rooms ranging from a rich, romantic red scheme to a more typical laid-back beige. Seymour’s Restaurant serves an English menu in a quiet, contemplative oasis from the bustle of Oxford Street.
For a budget hotel near Marble Arch, the Marble Arch Inn is in the middle of the action without being too pricey. With a friendly staff and breakfast provided in comfortable bedrooms, this hotel is an excellent option to sleep for cheap in the centre of London.
Marble Arch station is in Zone 1 on the Central Line.
Marble Arch tube station is a London Underground station situated in the City of Westminster, London. Marble Arch is sandwiched between Lancaster Gate and Bond Street on the Central Line, and being in the City of Westminster means it falls into Travelcard Zone 1.
The station was first opened in 1900, and tragically during the Blitz, whilst it was being used as an air raid shelter, a Luftwaffe bomb hit the station killing 20 people.
The attraction closest to Marble Arch tube station might not come as a surprise to you. The Marble Arch is a Carrara marble monument near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, and interestingly enough there used to be three small rooms in the arch for use by the police!
Also nearby is the bustling shopping district of Oxford Street, which has almost everything a shopaholic could want. Hyde Park is also very close by, which is an ideal place to head on a lovely day and contains, amongst other things, the Princess Diana Memorial fountain. Whilst on the subject of green areas, the lush Kensington Gardens are also relatively close by Marble Arch station.
Marble Arch, due to being located in the City of Westminster, is also a good jump-off point to the major areas of London, with a large section of the West End, the seat of government for Britain and numerous Royal palaces and Whitehall being in the Westminster.
Marble Arch would appear to be a boon to those who enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, with the two Lebanese restaurants Al-Dar I and Maroush being in the area as well as the Minqala, which serves all types of Middle Eastern fare.
There are more homely options though, with restaurants such as the Grill at the Dorchester offering superb food, as well as the Home House, which offers top British cuisine. As is the case with much of London, there are also chain outlet options, such as Pizza Hut, too.
Pub and bar options are also numerous too, with the usual mix of normal pubs like The Bricklayers Arms and The Three Tuns, as well as cool watering holes such as the Churchill Bar & Cigar Divan and The Quebec. Finally, the Gala Barracuda is a casino club that mixes the thrill of gambling with all the amenities of a classy bar.
In short then, just like much of the capital, the area around Marble Arch tube station has a large variety of eateries and nightspots.
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