One of the busiest streets not only in the city but worldwide, the Oxford Street is known to be a famous shopping destination, with over 500 brand stores and a footfall of around 200 million annually.
An almost 2 km stretch running from St. Giles Circus, past Tottenham Court Road, Wardour Street and Rathbone Place and ending at Marble Arch, Oxford Street has many retail stores, including flagship stores of many top and trending brands, and many listed buildings.
During the medieval period (5th-15th century), due to public hangings of prisoners at Newgate prison, this street was called Tyburn Road. By the 18th century, it became known as Oxford Street from Oxford Road, and the landscape changed from residential to commercial and finally to more retail-related by the late 19th century.
If retail therapy is what you believe in, then Oxford Street is your haven. From cheap, affordable and fast-moving fashion to huge and expensive departmental stores, you will get it all at this place. The street, which occupies close to 10 acres of shopping space and is known for having outlets and flagship stores of the most high-end and boutique brands, includes one of Selfridges, which is the biggest department store on Oxford Street and the second-largest store in the city.
The interiors of this 6-storey space with many eating joints and more than 10,000 pair of jeans are artistically done, including a glittering Wonder Room which is a sight to behold. It offers a wide range of luxurious beauty and fashion offerings.
M&S and Uniqlo also have huge flagship stores there, and so does Debenhams, with an enchanting aluminium façade, and an array of designer items. Levi’s, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Primark, and Hugo Boss also have attractive stores here.
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