Your Essential Guide to London’s Oxford Street

Oxford Street London

Oxford Street is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of shopping in London and rightfully so! As one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe and a true shopper’s paradise, Oxford Street attracts over 200 million visitors every year. No matter what time of the year you plan your visit, you’re guaranteed to find the bustling street packed full of locals and tourists with their hands full of shopping bags! From flagship stores to designer outlets and one of the world’s best department stores, Oxford Street is an unmissable landmark in London. Read through our guide to exploring Oxford Street and plan your visit now!

A Brief History

Oxford Street is one of the main arteries pulsing through the heart of London’s buzzing West End. Have you ever thought about the origin of this famous street? Oxford Street dates to Roman times when the 1.5-mile-long street used to be known by the name of ‘Tyburn Road’ in the Middle Ages. It was the main street leading from London to Oxford hence the name. In the early years, the street was lined with an array of independent traders selling wares and has today expanded to include more than 300 retailers that you can explore!

Oxford Street Highlights

It’s always best to dedicate a full day to exploring and shopping on Oxford Street as the street remains open much longer than anywhere else in the city. For utmost convenience exploring this shoppers’ haven, book yourself a stay at a London boutique hotel, which makes an idyllic setting to experience the Oxford Street charm and stay within easy reach of the best London landmarks!

Walking from one end of the street to the other on Oxford Street, you will spot renowned stores like Marks & Spencer and John Lewis and flagship stores like H&M, Nike, and Topshop stores, attracting a huge crowd every week!

You’ll be able to find several smaller department stores and shops selling consumer electronics as you head towards Tottenham Court Road and many great restaurants and bars that add to its lively atmosphere.


No visit to Oxford Street is complete without a stop at Selfridges! This iconic upscale department store is not only one of the most popular stores on Oxford Street but is known for its unbeatable premium fashion collection across the world! With over 10 acres of shopping space, occupying an entire block on Oxford Street, Selfridges boasts six floors of the latest designer collections, in-store restaurants, cafes, and an extraordinary lineup of events all year round. Shop until your heart’s full, enjoy a relaxing meal, discover inspiring workshops and after heading back with iconic Selfridges yellow bags in your hand, treat yourself to a luxurious spa hotel in London to rejuvenate and relax.

Sightseeing Near Oxford Street

If you’re looking to plan a full day of shopping at Oxford Street and enjoy some sightseeing, start with Marble Arch. A famous London landmark near Oxford Street, Marble Arch was a place of public execution from 1388 to 1793.

The iconic Hyde Park, an oasis of calm in the heart of the city and one of the largest royal parks is only a short walk away from Oxford Street. You can explore the beautiful Princess Diana Memorial, the famous Speaker’s Corner, and the picturesque Serpentine Lido here!

Getting Here

There are five major underground tube stations located within walking distance of Oxford Street including Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, and Marble Arch.

With your stay at our luxury hotel rooms offering a range of modern amenities and top-notch comfort for a memorable stay, make the most of your enviable location, shop till you drop on Oxford Street and experience the charm of nearby attractions with utmost ease. Start planning now!

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