Oxford Street is one of the Europe’s busiest shopping streets and has some of London’s best shops. It stretches for more than a mile between Charing Cross Road and Hyde Park in the west. It is usually jam-packed with shoppers too, and you’ll be hard-pressed to even cross the road at Christmas.
It is has all the main department stores, including John Lewis, M&S and Selfridges. It also has some big names on the high street, like Next, Top Shop and HMV.
Selfridges was built by a Chicago businessman in 1909, and occupies a whole block on Oxford Street.
It is said that Selfridge was responsible for bringing American sales methods to English business – utilizing eye-catching window displays.
If you enjoy this then try: Marble Arch (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch); Piccadilly (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly); Regent Street (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Oxford Circus to Regent Street) and Selfridges (you can walk it in 6 mins).