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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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,672 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly. Theatreland and Shaftesbury Avenue are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (317 reviews)
"It’s a fabulous, modern hotel offering comfort & a desirable location in central London right in the heart of Piccadilly Circus. Expect minimalism though; no phone in the room to contact reception or housekeeping which meant I had to make 3 visits to front desk during my last stay in order to secure ..."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Zedwell Piccadilly
The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England
The price is ¥18,785 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (63 reviews)
"Good value for the cost. The location is excellent, the staff is friendly and the rooms are clean."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

The Royal National Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is ¥22,001 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus, and London Dungeon. Big Ben and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,880 reviews)
"Already have! Service in the restaurant was abysmal, ordered 3 coffees, two skinny lattes and one ordinary. When they came they didn’t know which was which so put them down anywhere and then charged us a service charge. Manager apologised but didn’t rescind the service charge. Good service ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

The Strand Palace Hotel
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Assembly House Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is ¥10,113 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England
The price is ¥18,785 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is ¥10,672 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Zedwell Piccadilly
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is ¥22,001 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
The Strand Palace Hotel
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
The price is ¥22,333 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
5 out of 5
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, England
The price is ¥46,645 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
The Standard London
The Standard London
5 out of 5
10 Argyle Street, \N, London, England
The price is ¥27,846 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
The Standard London
Mimi's Hotel Soho
Mimi's Hotel Soho
3.5 out of 5
56-57 Frith Street, London, England
The price is ¥20,271 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Mimi's Hotel Soho
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
4 out of 5
54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
The price is ¥25,580 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
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