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What to know before visiting Oxford Street

Oxford Street is the busiest shopping street in Europe and has more than 200 million people visiting every year. It is also the city’s most sought-after shopping district. Even though Oxford Street is wide known for its high-priced stores, you do not necessarily require a large sum of money to enjoy a great time in the majority of Oxford Street shops.
For a long time, Oxford Street was one of the main routes of the city’s West End, with its roots dating all the way back to the Roman period. The 1.5 mile stretch was referred to as “Tyburn” during the Middle Ages, and it is the main route to London up to Oxford. It is located to the east from Tottenham Court and west of Marble Arch Station.

In earlier times, the street was lined with small businesses that sold goods however today, over 300 retail stores from luxury retailers as well as distributors’ chains, along with designer shops have risen to the top.

The most well-known of the many Oxford Street shops is Selfridges, the world-famous Selfridges founded by Selfridge, the American self-made businessman Henry Gordon Selfridge in 1909. With more than 10 ha of retail space, which covers an entire block on Oxford Street, Selfridges is the second largest department store in London following Harrods and is described as “an exceptional place of retail” due to the neoclassical columns and the fascinating design of the main entrance.

No matter what time of year you choose to go, Oxford Street is expected to be full of people from the local area and shoppers with shopping bags. However, it’s during Christmas that the street is alive because it’s lined with all sorts of Christmas decorations. They illuminate in the evening, making the street a stunning glow.

The stores that draw more than 200.000 customers per week. Walking between the one end of the road from the other side, you’ll have the opportunity to shop at stores like Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, House of Fraser and John Lewis. Of course, your trip cannot be complete without a visit to the Selfridges located on 400 Oxford Street, with six floors, 11 restaurants, fast food and hundreds of thousands of pieces of clothing.

The stores that sell consumer electronics as well as the smaller department stores are most often found along Tottenham Court Road, while the larger ones can be located in between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus. Following, American Apparel and Topshop kinds of stores are located in the vicinity of Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road and H&M and Zara similar stores can find them from Oxford Circus to Bond Street. Marks & Spencer, New Look, Primark, River Island and Selfridges are located on Marble Arch from Bond Street while books and musical instruments can be located at Denmark Street and Charing Cross Road.

If you’re looking to do some sightseeing on your trip on Oxford Street, Marble Arch (to the west) is a renowned London landmark by itself It was also an execution site for the public between 1388 and 1793. Hyde Park is less than two minutes walk of Marble Arch, and you can walk straight towards The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Speakers’ Corner, and the Serpentine Lido before your visit to Oxford Street as well.

A well-known landmark is situated on Oxford street, which is the site of the public executions that ended on 1793. It is an ideal place to stop your shopping spree , and then entertain yourself by visiting a cultural tourist attractions. The landmark is located right next to Madame Tussauds wax museum who provides taxi rides through the city’s history, with an adult-only bar as well as an Marvel Super Heroes 4D mini-movie experience for children.

Tips to be aware of prior to visiting Oxford Street

1. If you’re traveling by car reserve your parking space in advance at Q-Park Oxford street. Q-Park Oxford street and you will receive a great discount

2. Request a Private Tour: Chauffeur Driven London Shopping Trip (Oxford Street included)

3. Take note that this area is vulnerable to pickpockets Be sure to be vigilant about your possessions, particularly in the times of greater traffic.

4. There are ATMs scattered all throughout Oxford Street and surroundings.

5. Toilets aren’t plentiful. It is located on the the ground the first floor at Topshop or in Mark & Spencer.

How do I get to Oxford Street

Address: Oxford St, London W1B 3AG United Kingdom

You can reach Oxford street via tube: Take the train to Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road or Marble Arch.

To get to Oxford street via train: The nearest station can be found at Paddington.

To get to Oxford street via bus: The buses are with numbers 3, 6, 8 12-13 15 23 25 53, 73, the numbers 88, 94 (113) 135, 139, 137 and 159 will take you to Oxford Street.