Marble Arch at the heart of major retail road Oxford Street is famously known as a place where you are more likely to be jostled by shopping bags than people.
The area is a hectic purchasing arena full of consumers who often unknowingly wander by the arch that provides the name given to the area. The white Carrara marble monument majestically stands on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road.
Country’s Biggest Classical Music Gig
Marble Arch has several events in September that provide a distraction for any shopper who wishes to take another path in their tourist route. A major event a few minutes away in Hyde Park will be held on the 7th of September for the country’s biggest classical music gig, BBC Proms in the Park.
The outdoor concert is the popular finale to the BBC Proms event so why not pack a generous picnic hamper together and join this special evening of entertainment.
How about immersing yourself in the world of fashion at an event at the Old Self ridges Hotel, in Orchard Street? Situated directly above Self ridges department store the building is no longer a hotel and is used for occasional one-off events and art installations.
Award-winning fashion website Show
On the 14th of September the award-winning fashion website Show Studio will be hosting a discussion on the season’s latest trends.
For arts fans visit The Wallace Collection, in nearby Hertford House, in Manchester Square, where a number of exhibitions are being held through September.
The Discovery of Paris will look at watercolor paintings created by early nineteenth-century British artists and a talk on the subject will be held by gallery curator Stephen Duffy on the 3rd of September to discuss the fascinating French city’s history.
Marble Arch is a captivating area of London that in September has more than shopping to offer especially for anyone interested in history, music or art.