Oxford Street has been London’s central shopping destination for over two hundred years and is regarded as Europe’s busiest shopping street. That comes as no shock as it holds over three hundred shops and restaurants from high street brands to boutique designers. Oxford Street is around 1.9 kilometers long and among other things, is famous for its fashionable 100 Club, renowned for its popularity with Punk bands in the 1970’s. Aside from the 100 Club, other famous landmarks include the Marble Arch and several well-known British department stores including Debenhams, John Lewis and Selfridge’s.
Where to shop
Oxford Street is home to some of the biggest and best of the fashion world. Topshop’s flagship store is located on Oxford Street and is made up of three floors of the hottest new clothes and accessories. Located just across from Oxford Circus, Topshop plays host to pop up boutiques, independent brands and vintage clothes lines. Not only this, but there is a second store located just down the road.
H&M’s Oxford Street store is the only one to supply its very own range of unique lifestyle products. From living room accessories to kitchenware, the Oxford Street store will not only have you looking your best, but your home as well.
Founded in 1909, Oxford Street’s Selfridges is a world famous department store offering customers a classy, varied and welcoming department store to not only shop in, but socialize too. The Oxford Street store is made up of nine floors and a rooftop terrace serving seasonal food and drinks menus.
Other shops on Oxford Street include an array of national and international brans including Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Zara, Forever 21, Allsaints and Anne Summers.
Where to eat and drink
Oxford Street offers a wide range of well-known dining experiences. This includes an Angus Steak House, Asian street food at Wok to Walk, a unique burger experience at Meatliquors and various quick bites at fast food chains. Not only is there a huge selection of choices but you can find a unique spin on your favourite eateries as well.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to drinks as well. Selfridge’s Forest Restaurant and cabin bar offer a unique dining experience in that you are situated on the top floor of Selfridge’s with a stunning view of Oxford Street below. Another great find, just off Oxford Street is the Social Wine and Tapas, where you can sample Spanish cuisine and fine wines simultaneously.
How to get there
Oxford Street is accessible via Bond Street, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations. By bus there are eighteen routes to choose from and travelling from the Grand Park Hotel Lancaster Gate, guests can take the Central Line terminating at Newbury Park from Lancaster Gate Station to Oxford Circus Station, a journey of only seven minutes!