The huge triumphal Marble Arch designed by John Nash in 1827 was originally situated in front of Buckingham Palace, but moved to its present location on Hyde Park in 1851 when the palace was expanded. The design has been inspired by the Arch of Constantine in Rome, with the north reliefs showing three female figures representing England, Ireland and Scotland. To the south, the main reliefs show a warrior with Justice, Peace and Plenty, and the spandrels have friezes of winged Victories with wreaths. There are three small rooms inside.
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Marble Arch and Nearby Attractions on Map
Buckingham Palace(2 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Victoria and Albert Museum(2.2 km)
The Victoria and Albert Museum started out as the collection of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and has since proliferated into the world's largest assortment of decorative arts and design, housing more than 4 million exhibits.
Saatchi Gallery(2.7 km)
The Saatchi Gallery, established by Charles Saatchi in 1985, displays contemporary British art, sometimes controversial but well curated and influential.
Speaker's Corner(1 km)
Speaker's Corner at Hyde Park is the only place in Britain where demonstrators can assemble without prior police permission, a perennial hot favorite location for preachers and speakers of all types wanting to be heard.
Hyde Park(1 km)
Hyde Park, the legendary 145 hectare recreational park in the heart of the city, is often referred to as the 'lungs of London'.
Abbey Road(2.2 km)
The Abbey Road Studios is famous as the place where The Beatles recorded music.
Natural History Museum (London)(2.3 km)
Probably the most popular of all the museums here and a must see for many visitors to London.
Royal Albert Hall(1.9 km)
Royal Albert Hall, also known as 'The Nation's Village Hall' hosts concerts, ballets, operas and the BBC annual summer Promenade Concerts.
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