Oxford Street

Possibly one of the most famous roads in the world, this place needs no introduction. Oxford Street forms part of a shopping district in the West End of London, along with other streets including Covent Garden, Bond Street and Piccadilly.

  • Oxford Street is London's world famous shopping street.
  • Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road via Oxford Circus.
  • Oxford Street remains in high demand as a retail location, with several chains hosting their flagship stores on the street. 
  • The first department stores in Britain opened on Oxford Street in the early 20th century, including Selfridges and John Lewis. Oxford Street also has a number of listed buildings.
  • Every Christmas, Oxford Street is decorated with festive lights. The annual switching on of Christmas lights by a celebrity has been a popular event since 1959.
  • It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and has approximately 300 shops. 
  • Oxford Street is to be pedestrianised by 2020.

Oxford Street is served by many major bus routes and by four tube stations of the London Underground. From Marble Arch eastwards, these stations are as follows:

Marble Arch, on the Central line
Bond Street, on the Central line and Jubilee line
Oxford Circus, on the Central line, Bakerloo line and Victoria line
Tottenham Court Road, on the Central line and Northern line

Oxford Street is situated only a twenty minute stroll from the Princes Square and only a few minutes on the underground. This is another must see attraction for those visiting London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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