Oxford Street
Oxford Street
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London's Oxford Street spells action where you can shop 'til you drop along England's most famous shopping street, drop into one of the many pubs for a tasty ale or catch the latest musical at the theater.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 4 min walk
  • Goodge St • 7 min walk
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  • thara r
    Epsom, United Kingdom396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New
    I was there only on Thursday. It was a nice day out. We went to the theatre and dined afterward at Leon too. There were so many people and things in order to look at as well. I loved it. If you are in the area you must take photos too. Recommended. One tip make sure to come by train. The theatre in question is decent in addition. We saw the wizard of oz. If you are going to the theatre make sure to book a seat that is of good quality. Also bring plenty of snacks to eat.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Raphaella M
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    store for everyone!
    loved it! went there three times during my 2 week trip to england. selfridges was great and i basically lived in primark with all the clothes and everything. great shops on the street with a price point and store for everyone in the family. close to the tube so perfect for tourists and a close walk to regent and bond street!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • reviews4u
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oxford Street Review
    I visit London alot and I always have to go here whenever I go to London. It’s got shops for everyone, from self ridges to Primark from Primark to adidas. It can get quite busy at times, so keep that in mind when going, but its a good find, and dose nit take to long on the tube to get there. It’s literally shopping heaven for someone who loves shopping, you could definitely spend a lot of money there as well! Definitely worth a visit if you going to London at some point!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • James H
    Arnold, Maryland990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
    Always worth an afternoon. From semi-tatty tourist souvenir shops to the elegant Selfridges you will easily spend several hours walking this great shopping street. It also hosts many places to eat. Easy access from several tube lines and always a people watchers paradise.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • VintageDM
    Lexington, Massachusetts264 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid
    We are US living in UK and make London weekend trips about every other month. For shopping, there are much better places. Oxford Street after sunset is loud, crowded. Boom boxes blaring music bike taxis, religious evangelicals blaring call to prayer, come learn about Jesus tables, etc. Hop off Oxford to Carnaby St for better sights and shopping.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2024
  • Livelane
    Surrey, United Kingdom156 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shadow of its former self
    The once great Oxford Street, what on earth is going wrong? At one time this was the go to street for shopping, great department stores and well known brands. Only a few are left. A shadow of its former self, it is now lined with cheap souvenir shops, gaudy expensive sweet shops, vape shops, market style stalls and boarded up premises. The prices charged for food are horrendous. Crowded, dirty and a magnet for pickpockets and beggars, I now fail to see what the attraction is to anyone! The council needs a very close look at the situation before it is too late. Give it a try, but be prepared to be disappointed. There are far better, less crowded and brighter areas of London to shop in.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 13, 2024
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Julie L
22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Give this place a miss . Lots of other places to eat in the area. Why pay £20.00 for some fruit bread ? Happy to pay for food , drink and service !! Get a lovely calender from the Chinese at. Xmas . This restaurant offers you a Panettone and adds £20 to the bill . Stick to an independent Italian restaurant !! This chain just wants to mis sell
Written December 11, 2020
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James RIce
London, UK14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Absolutely uncaring manager (61 Oxford street flagship store). He basically told me to sort out the problem myself and was unwilling to give any customer service whatsoever! I found him quite rude!
The online customer service was useless (as they cant understand a complicated question in English because its in a non-english speaking country).
So, between the useless online support and the rude Oxford Street manager, I was unable to exchange or refund 2 items of clothing !
Really annoyed.

It was during the summer 2020 covid time.
In August the government suddenly announced that anyone abroad had to do a 14 day quarantine upon arriving back to the UK.
So, because of the government restriction I was unable to come to the store to return items...
On the day my quarantine finished I went to the store (which was TWO DAYS after the 30 day refund deadline), and the manager was not even interested. He refused to even acknowledge the problem, and he wouldnt even phone customer services.
I told him that the online chat doesnt speak good enough english and cant understand the problem,, but he basically refused to be of any assistance.
Whats the job of a manager ?
Surely it is to manage the shop (and this includes dealing with legitimate problems).
I even sent a copy of my travel ticket to the online chat (to prove that I was caught up in the 14 day quarantine) but online chat didnt understand any of it.
Honestly this was a complete waste of time and loss of money and frustrating experience.

I really hope someone at Zara reads this !
Written December 5, 2020
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carolann2014
London, UK50 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is the worst chinese i have ever had , the sweet and sour was bone dry not a drop of sauce on it, the rice was so hard it wasnt edible, the barbeque chicken was the same, i found it small even though i ordered a large. well and truely over priced.save your money wasabi is far far better. in one word its disgusting. i would never visit this rip off joint ever again
Written April 18, 2021
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Rosi
Seattle, WA301 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Over Christmas, this place is nuts. While otherwise, you could have fun hopping from store to store and window- or actually shopping, during the holiday season, this place turns into a human zoo, with sensory system overload at each step of the way. At times, it also feels plain unsafe, with people driving like crazy, and walking like equally crazy. While it is on the list of those "adorned to the nines" streets, I would say, there is more of that lights-watching in a less crazy atmosphere that you can get in Regent str. (still busy), Bond str. (adorable), St. Martins str. (equally adorable and artistic), and in smaller side streets. Even walking around Carnaby feels a bit less chaotic while still very "instagrammable".
Written December 21, 2023
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tony20121212
surrey24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Was there on Saturday as my daughter was trying on some wedding dresses.
It was chaotic, stupidly busy. Lots of loud overweight crass Americans with no taste and too much money.
The shops were heaving, one of my daughters had a five month old with her and pushing her pushchair around was a nightmare even in somewhere like harrods (waiting 10 minutes for the lift!) so the experience was unpleasant, the shops overpriced and full of tat.
That area of London is now like hell on earth.
One to avoid at all costs.
Written November 14, 2022
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,956 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I really like Oxford Street. It is a shopping experience like no other. It has its own energy and really vibrant which adds to the overall experience. In the immediate post pandemic world it is a much quieter experience - so ideal to avoid the crowds. Still worth visiting,
Written July 14, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We didn't spend a lot of time here but did have to catch a bus on the way back home. The street was really busy with people everywhere, particularly near the metro entrance/exit. It looked like there were quite a lot of branded shops on the street. We were there at night so the lights across the road were visible.
Written February 3, 2020
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Gillian T
157 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolute rip off. I went to buy a postcard and a 1st class stamp. £5 for a 1st class stamp that cost £1.35! This is appalling and daylight robbery. £2 for a postcard. When I refused to pay such an exorbitant price, the man in the shop became verbally aggressive. Will not be going back any time soon. The shop is on the corner of Oxford St and Gilbert St, opposite the Barnour shop.
Written April 4, 2024
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Terry C
London, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Born and raised in London.. Known Oxford Street for over 40 years.. It used to be great when I was a teen (in the 80s).. Now.. It is in my view as a lifelong London citizen one of the worst places to visit in London. A few good shops still but so many selling junk. For example 9 American sweet shops selling sweets at least four times normal price. These are money laundering fronts. Most other shops are not prestige. The shopping experience is terrible. There are no quality restaurants, just fast food places that you have to wait long to get served. There is nothing nice to look at. No places to sit and relax. It is dirty. It is hell. If you want an excellent place in London to shop in comfort with lots of prestige shops and high quality dining then go to Westfield in either West or east London. There is also Bond Street and Regent Street that is adjoined to Oxford Street but more upscale. Oxford Street is one of the worst ways of spending time in London.. If not the worst. You have been warned!
Written June 5, 2022
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
The stores may disagree, but Oxford Street with less people fighting their way along the pavements is more pleasant than the mad crush we used to have.

About 90% of the shops seemed to have re-opened and pavements have been widened to enable social distsncing, with antiseptic gel at various locations.

Hopefully, things are now looking up for the future...

Written August 3, 2020
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