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Oxford Street
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Oxford Street which includes a city and shopping

Browse hundreds of reputable shops, cafés and restaurants in one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe.

Oxford Street is the one of the busiest and most dynamic shopping areas in Europe. It consists of a long street of about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) with approximately 300 individual shops and many restaurants. The Oxford Street branch of many companies and departments is often considered its flagship store. Its location in the center of London means the street is easy to access.

Explore the famous shops along the strip. Spend an afternoon browsing the items at Selfridges, the second-largest department store in the country. It was built in 1909.

Oxford Street is home to a mixture of expensive boutiques and bargain stores. Peruse the souvenir shops and small stalls selling London-themed memorabilia.

Dine at one of the many upscale restaurants on the strip. Enjoy a beer at one of the bars. There is Wi-Fi all along the street and you can find many banks, ATMs and currency exchange offices.

Marvel at the annual Christmas lights, which run from November until January. A celebrity, such as Jim Carrey and the Spice Girls in recent years, has traditionally turned them on at the start of the season.

Take a break from shopping at one of the many parks and plazas next to Oxford Street. Enjoy a picnic at Cavendish Square Gardens or Hanover Square.

Most of the shops open in the morning and close in the evening. They stay open a little later on Thursdays and close earlier on Sundays. There are many upmarket hotels in the area.

The street follows the path of a former Roman road. It was also once the notorious route that prisoners took on their final voyage from Newgate Prison to the gallows at Marble Arch. It has been known as a shopping district since the 19th century.

Oxford Street lies in the center of London. It is near to other shopping areas such as Bond Street and Piccadilly Circus. Take the London Underground to Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Marble Arch or Tottenham Court Rd, which are scattered along the long street. There are many buses that go to Oxford Street from all around London.

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Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
The price is $115 per night from May 17 to May 18
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (853 reviews)
Surpassed our expectations
"I was really impressed by the room in particular. A massive and comfortable bed, lovely big and modern bathroom and quality shower. We also had a great view of Leicester Square that we weren't expecting! It was extremely good value and a great experience. The staff were friendly and helpful too."

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Thistle Piccadilly
The Langham, London
The Langham, London
5 out of 5
1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, England
The price is $422 per night from May 17 to May 18
This family-friendly London hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Oxford Street and Royal Institute of British Architects. Wigmore ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)
Grand Hotel still excelling
"Stayed here for my girlfriends birthday treat and it didn’t disappoint despite Covid regs. Lovely executive room, fantastic service and a great breakfast served in our room. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, London
4 out of 5
350 Oxford Street, (Entrance on Marylebone Lane), London, England
Free Cancellation
The price is $244 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Wigmore Hall and St. Christopher's Place. The Wallace Collection and Selfridges are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
"I would definitely stay there again. The room was very clean and the staff friendly."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, London
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Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
The price is $115 per night from May 17 to May 18
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The Langham, London
The Langham, London
5 out of 5
1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, England
The price is $422 per night from May 17 to May 18
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, London
4 out of 5
350 Oxford Street, (Entrance on Marylebone Lane), London, England
The price is $244 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is $122 per night from May 17 to May 18
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The Savoy
The Savoy
5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
The price is $573 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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Claridge's
Claridge's
5 out of 5
Brook Street, Mayfair, London, England
The price is $761 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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Treehouse Hotel London
Treehouse Hotel London
4 out of 5
Langham Place, Regent Street, London, England
The price is $243 per night from May 2 to May 3
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Sanderson
Sanderson
5 out of 5
50 Berners Street, London, England
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St Martins Lane
St Martins Lane
5 out of 5
45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
St Martins Lane
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