Marble Arch underground station is a Zone 1 tube station in the City of Westminster located at the very western end of Oxford Street by the northern corner of Hyde Park.
The station is serviced by the Central line (red) between Bond Street and Lancaster Gate and is named after the famous London landmark Marble Arch which was designed in the 19th century as the entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Marble Arch is known as the gateway to Oxford Street and all its shopping treats and as it also sits right by Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, Marble Arch station is a good place to jump out to begin a day of exploring London.
If you head north-west out of the station you will find Edgware Road, an area best known for its middle-eastern restaurants and shops. Head south and you'll discover Park Lane which runs south along the edge of Hyde Park and is where some of the most luxurious hotels in the world can be found.
As the station entrance is on Oxford Street, directly to the east of the station is where the shopping starts, and although this end isn't where you'll find the greatest of shops, just walk a little further down and you will soon find all the goodies.
The designer shopper's paradise of Bond Street is about half way down Oxford Street and the funky (yet grungy) district of Soho is further on still, after Oxford Circus, where bar and shop lined streets such as Carnaby, Wardour, and Dean can be found as well as the public garden space, Soho Square.
Head south-east of the station and you'll find yourself amongst the plush restaurants, public squares, hotels and hairdressers of Mayfair along with the lively bar and restaurant filled Shepherd Market, and directly to the west of Marble Arch station is Hyde Park and the districts of Bayswater, with Bayswater Road running all the way to Queensway, and Paddington where from the infamous Paddington Station you can catch the Heathrow Express train.
Most of London's Underground Stations have disabled access via lifts, and when you hear the recorded voice on every train platform advising you to ´mind the gap´, this really is advice that should be taken seriously.
It is also a universal fact that busy underground train stations and crowded city areas are a haven for pick-pockets so to ensure your journey and day out is enjoyable and stress-free, just be a little streetwise with your belongings.
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|HOTEL / APARTMENT||POSTCODE||MILES||STAR||13 Dec||14 Dec||15 Dec||16 Dec||17 Dec||18 Dec||19 Dec||20 Dec|
|Marble Arch Station||1||Central||0.02 miles|
|Bond Street Station||1||Central - Jubilee||0.62 miles|
|Baker Street Station||1||Hammersmith & City - Metropolitan - Bakerloo - Circle line - Jubilee||1.03 miles|
|Marylebone Station||1||Bakerloo||1.05 miles|
|Edgware Road Station||1||Hammersmith & City - District - Circle line - Bakerloo||1.11 miles|
|London Marylebone Station||1.05 miles|
|London Paddington Station||1.32 miles|
|London Victoria Station||2.27 miles|
|London Euston Station||2.38 miles|
|Charing Cross London Station||2.42 miles|