Marble Arch Mound

Ground level of Marble Arch Mound next to Marble Arch with people and green plants

VisitMarble Arch Mound

London’s newest outdoor attraction.

Climb the Mound for free in August – subject to availability.

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The Marble Arch Mound is located next to Marble Arch, on the western end of Oxford Street.

You will not miss the 25-metre-high mound when you arrive.

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Climb for free in August – read our statement about the Marble Arch Mound.

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Opening Times

Free tickets are available throughout August (subject to availability).

Family and resident discounts will be available for tickets booked from September onwards.

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as this is a viewing experience you do not want to miss out on.

You can visit the Marble Arch Mound from 26 July 2021 until early January 2022. The opening times vary for each period.

26 July to 31 August
Monday to Friday
Weekends and Bank Holidays
11am to 8pm
10am to 9pm
1 September to 24 October
Monday to Friday
Weekends
11am to 5pm
10am to 8pm
25 October to 31 October
(October Half Term)
Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
1 November to 12 December
Monday to Friday
Weekends
11am to 5pm
10am to 6pm
13 December to 31 December
(Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Monday to Sunday 10am to 8pm
1 January to 9 January 2022
(Last week of operation)
Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

For more information about visiting, tickets and the experience you can view our frequently asked questions.

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About the Marble Arch Mound

In these unprecedented times, delivering a new and meaningful experience that captures the imagination of residents, businesses and visitors has never been more important.

Commissioned by Westminster City Council, the Marble Arch Mound is a temporary installation that brings a renewed excitement about the area and manifests the council’s vision of a Greener, Smarter, Future, Together.

The Marble Arch Mound takes inspiration from the history and diversity of the area, whilst offering a new perspective of the future. Designed by world renowned architect MVRDV, the installation introduces a park-like landscape of grass and trees, which ‘lifts’ the corner of Hyde Park to create a spectacular 25-meter-tall viewpoint that gives visitors striking views of London and the park, and a new perspective of Marble Arch itself.

The striking presence of a new green mound will be visible from afar, drawing people to see it when they are in the area. Creating an experience of the ‘great outdoors’ right at the centre of the city, the Marble Arch Mound will be experienced through climbing, via a single continuous route to the top.

Marble Arch Mound from above including nearby buildings and trees of Hyde Park
Aerial illustration of the Marble Arch Mound/ Image: MVRDV
Ground level of Marble Arch Mound next to Marble Arch with people and green plants
Illustration of the Marble Arch Mound next to Marble Arch/ Image: MVRDV
Day time view of Marble Arch Mound with trees, a double decker bus and people
Day time illustration of the Marble Arch Mound/ Image: MVRDV
View of Marble Arch Mound from Oxford Street, with buildings, main road, double decker bus, people and blue sky
Illustration of the Marble Arch Mound from Oxford Street/ Image: MVRDV

The experience

Visitors will climb to the 25-metre peak via a path that winds its way up to the summit. When reaching the top, a viewing deck will offer 360-degrees views down Oxford Street and into Hyde Park, offering views never seen before by the wider public. On their way down, visitors will descend into the heart of the Mound, a hollowed-out space that will be used as an exhibition space. The exit leads visitors to Marble Arch and the adjacent public space leading to Oxford Street and Hyde Park. The Marble Arch Mound will be open to visitors until January 2022. Don’t miss out and book your tickets now.

Lightfield at the Mound

The Marble Arch Mound will feature a one-off light exhibition by W1 Curates.

This unique collaboration between Westminster City Council and W1 Curates will offer ticket holders an opportunity to enjoy a special art exhibition called Lightfield, led by British/American artist, Anthony James.

Purple light cubes in a dark room
Image: W1 Curates

Lightfield consists of cubes, connected via ethernet cables, which will simulate the interconnected root structure of a birch tree forest.

The cubes all communicate with one another creating a large canvas for light to dance around, which will allow the light to follow visitors as they walk through Lightfield.

Lightfield at the Marble Arch Mound

Getting to the Marble Arch Mound

Outdoor Marble Arch station sign and trees
Image: Publica

Tube

The closest stations are Marble Arch or Bond Street, the mound is also a 15-minute walk away from Hyde Park Corner Station and Edgware Road tube station

Double decker bus on Oxford Street, with trees and banners above the street
Image: Publica

Bus

The following buses travel to Marble Arch: 2, 6, 7, 13, 16, 23, 36, 74, 94, 98, 137, 148, 189, 274, 390, 414,

A person riding a bicycle on Oxford Street
Image: Publica

Cycling

If you are planning on cycling to the Mound you can plan your journey on the Transport for London website.
Find nearby cycle parking locations on the Westminster City Council website.

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Official Partners

The Portman Estate

Contributing Partners

M&S Food W1 Curates BT New West End Company

Our Team

MVRDV Publica See Tickets Norman Rourke Pryme Conway - Great People: Great Work Britton McGrath Associates PHD Access Gerald Eve Nudge

The Marble Arch Mound is a part of a wider programme of innovation and change we are bringing to the Oxford Street District. Learn more about other plans for the area on the Oxford Street District website.

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Press enquiries – If you are a member of the media and have an enquiry, you can reach the duty media officer on 0207 641 2259 or by email at mediateam@westminster.gov.uk