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London Oxford Street Shopping

Oxford Street, London

London Oxford Street is a vibrant and colourful London shopping area that gets extremely busy on the weekends and season sales. Shops range from very expensive to very cheap, offering everyone an opportunity to purchase one thing or another. Primark is one of Oxford Street's cheapest and most popular shops - it is always full and queues are long, however, you can buy clothes, shoes and accessories for as little as few pounds. Selfridges, a chic and contemporary department store, is also there together with the Houses of Fraser. High Street fashion shops, sports shops and well-known brands line the street as well as flagship shops for HMV and Virgin Records.

Before the turn of the century, Oxford Street in London and the Piccadilly area were mainly residential. London Oxford Street is now, without a doubt, London's busiest shopping street with a mile of shops along the road. There are major department store such as John Lewis, DH Evans and Marks and Spencers. Top music shops include HMV and the Virgin Megastore and bookshops include Dillions and Books Etc. Selfridges, an immense department store near Bond Street tube station, is however the street's most famous shop. Built in 1909 by American, Gordon Selfridge, it was the biggest shop in Britain. In fact the shop is so large that a floor plan is available near the entrance to help you find your way around. The food hall at Selfridges is also very popular.

Always a very busy street, Oxford Street in London is particularly busy close to Christmas when the crowds are so large that police have had to use various measures to prevent gridlock. Mounted police control the lights and signal pedestrians to cross. One year the police tried an experiment whereby pedestrians had to use a one-way system to travel up one side of the road and down the other. It has never been repeated. During the day the street is closed to traffic, except for buses and taxis however traffic jams are still common. London Oxford Street is a great place for bargains during the sales which occur several times a year.

Visiting London Oxford Street Shopping:

Address: Oxford Street, Westminster, London, W1C 1JN

Opening Hours:
Mon - Wed: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm
Some stores may vary

Cost: (except for what you buy!)

Nearest Underground Stations:
Bond Street Tube (1 minutes)
Oxford Circus Tube (8 minutes)

For more information about London Oxford Street Shpping, please visit www.oxfordstreet.co.uk


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