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London photo, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner

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The Marble Arch stands at the north east corner of Hyde Park. It was designed in 1828 by John Nash as a ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace, which he was then rebuilding for the Prince Regent. In 1851 the arch was moved from Buckingham Palace to its current Hyde Park location to make room for the east front of the palace. A widely circulated (and highly fanciful) story says that the arch was moved because the archway opening proved too narrow for Queen Victoria's state coach. Near the current location is Speaker's Corner, known for it free-speaking public orators.

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