Marble Archfrom the south (Hyde Park) side. John Nash. 1828. Moved to present site at the West end of Oxford Street near Speaker's Corner in 1851. Photograph 2006 Jacqueline Banerjee. Image may be used freely without prior written permission for any educational or scholarly use. GPL]

"John Nash designed the Marble Arch, like much else of elegance in London. It was built in 1828 as the chief entrance to Buckingham Palace, but when the Palace was extended in 1851, the Arch was moved to its current site as an entrance to Hyde Park. By tradition, only senior members of the royal family, the King's Troop and the Royal Horse Artillery are allowed to ride or drive through the Arch." —

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"Marble Arch," 24 August 2006.

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"Marble Arch," 24 August 2006.

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