A giant mound of earth is being piled up at Marble Arch to create a viewing platform for the summer, and they’ve set up a webcam to watch the progress.

The Marble Arch Mound is due to open to the public on Monday 5th July for six months, giving people who climb up to the top a vista from next to Marble Arch across Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Edgware Road and Park Lane.

The local trade group, Marble Arch London BID has teamed up with Multivista to put a live webcam on top of a nearby building to watch the construction.

Not much has happened yet, but webcams over London are usually interesting in their own right.

Marble Arch Mound webcam

Marble Arch Mound is expected to host 200,000 ticketed visitors to go to the top, and includes an exhibition space inside the mound.

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7 comments
  1. Brian Butterworth says:

    Isn’t this where they used to hang people on the Tyburn gallows between 1196 and 1783?

  2. Sean says:

    From what I can see there it looks like they’ve quietly removed the flags of the EU states which lined that square until a few weeks ago. Presumably permanently?

    • JP says:

      Well semi-permanently, at least whilst the construction takes place. Not a good look for our foreign friends to see their flags obscured by a lorry and covered in muck and concrete dust.

  3. Mk says:

    Is it weird that I’m really looking forward to visiting the mound?

  4. Stephen McKenna says:

    Apparently you get an even better hit off the traffic fumes up there.

  5. Nigel Headley says:

    I’m guessing, but it sounds like this hill is going to be something like the one created for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

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