A BIG HILL IS BEING BUILT IN MARBLE ARCH

That headline sounds odd but it’s genuinely happening and it’s all part of a plan by Westminster Council to bring visitors back to the West End. Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has designed the 25-metre high hill/mound/thing, which will have grass and trees up the side, a viewing platform up top and an exhibition space in the hollow centre.

Only 25 people at a time will be allowed on the viewing platform so that means booking in advance and queuing, and there may even be an entrance fee – sounds like a right tourist trap to us. The installation is temporary and will only be in place for six months, so if you really really want to look at Oxford Street and Hyde Park from the top of a hill you won’t have too long to do so.

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Opens July 2021
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