Oxford Street is one of the most visited places in London, one of the main streets of Westminster. Oxford Street is known for its shops. It is the most famous shopping street in the London. More than 100 million people visit this street every year. Every year here sold goods and services worth about 10 billion dollars.
Together with its intersecting streets, Regent Street, Bond Street (New Bond Street and Old Bond Street), Park Lane, and many others, this street forms a large district with large number of shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. On every Christmas this street is decorated with festive lights. In these days on Oxford Street are especially a lot of people. According to tradition, in November, Christmas lights turn on any of the celebrities. Many people come here at this time not only for shopping, but also to walk in the festively-minded people crowd.
The most famous of located here stores:
Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Selfridges (next to Baker Street), Schuh (shoes), John Lewis, HMV, Debenhams, Virgin Megastore, H & M (youth clothing at reasonable prices), Zara ....
There are many people who call Oxford Street's as the best shopping street in London, UK, Europe and in the World. (Residents of other European cities may have a different opinion and consider as the best other streets. Examples: Champs Elysees in Paris, Via del Corso in Rome, the Esplanade and Aleksanterinkatu in Helsinki, Tauentzienstrasse in Berlin.)
Information for history buffs: Street Oxford Street is laid on the site of an ancient Roman road "Via Trinobantina".
Where it is located, how to get to
Oxford Street is located in Westminster, West London (West End, City of Westminster in the West End of London), just south of London Zoo and has a length of about 2.4 kilometers. Street laid from west to east, from Marble Arch (near Hyde Park) in the direction to the University of London and Covent Garden, to a tube station Tottenham Court Road.
Near the street is located the London Underground stations: "Marble Arch", "Bond Street", "Oxford Circus", "Tottenham Court Road". Here you can also go on foot from the city center. The distance from the famous London Eye Ferris wheel is about 2 kilometers.
The street route buses 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 23, 73, 94, 98, 137, 189 and 390.