$8M Marble Arch Mound to close after just six disappointing months

by 24britishtvJan. 8, 2022, 3 p.m. 15
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The Mound -- situated on the corner of Hyde Park and Oxford Street -- had promised sweeping greenery, unique views of the city and a light exhibition inside. It was conceived by Westminster Council as part of a "smarter, greener" future for the borough.

The views at the top of the Mound -- 130 steps up -- were described as underwhelming and less than had been expected.

Barker also said the café and the shop that was promised, along with a light exhibition by W1 Curates which has since appeared, had yet to emerge when he visited in its opening days.

When the news that the Mound would be shutting down reached Twitter, users were quick to use the opportunity to mock the attraction one last time.

While its time in the English capital may have been short-lived, the Marble Arch Mound will always be remembered -- although not for the reasons its creators might have liked.

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