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Marble Arch

Marble Arch Oxford Street & Park Lane, W1
Tel: (0) 171 935 6861
Marble Arch

In 1827, John Nash built Marble Arch to stand as a elaborate gate for George IV's newly renovated Buckingham Palace. The arch's white marble was made to contrast beautifully with the honey-colored stone of the royal palace. Marble Arch was based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome and was moved from Buckingham Palace to its present location in 1851. Only senior members of the royal family and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery are permitted to pass under this structure.


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