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Oxford Street

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Address: Oxford Street, London W1W 8LG, England
Phone Number: 00-44-20-7240-7701
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

London's Oxford Street spells action where you can shop 'til you drop along...

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.

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A bit of window shopping

I haven't been on Oxford Street for years and took the opportunity to have a quick stroll up and down while I had some time to kill before catching my train. The shops may have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Helen H
Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurant was full but met buy this guy who told us he would find us a table and ordered the waiter to give us a glass of wine. We found out as we left he was the owner. Food excellent and service spot on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great street to do some shopping. Or at least window shopping. Yes, it is a busy street, but the sidewalks are quite wide and mostly you can pass each other easy enough. We travelled with our dog and it wasn't a problem. There are lots of shops of course. Mostly bigger brands and chains. For some smaller... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I haven't been on Oxford Street for years and took the opportunity to have a quick stroll up and down while I had some time to kill before catching my train. The shops may have changed in the past 20 years, but it was still busy!. It was nice to see the mix of high street and boutique stores, next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like shopping, this is the place for you. In August, this place is nuts and maybe this is the case all the time. However, all of the high street shops are in one place and it is a great experience. We bought lots of clothes and just enjoyed the busy atmosphere with buskers galore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very busy and crowded , but worth the efforts. all kind of shops are there. they open till night around 9 or 10 some of them. Selfridges is the most important on the street. One of London's must see places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Get your comfy shoes on, a bottle of water, panadol and be patient as this street is busy busy busy. Most shops open until 10pm at night so we went 3 times over the week mostly after dinner. Maybe not a lot of bargains but lots of new products. We loved it and are now suffering as we have to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The main shopping area stretches from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus. In addition to a few major department stores, with Selfridges leading the way, there are a large number of small specialty shops and fast food places. Regardless of the time of day, this thoroughfare is always crowded with shoppers, tourists and office workers. In addition, the street is always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go to London without going to Oxford street. But it seems every time I go here it gets more and more crowded. On the plus side, the police had made it a walk-only street on the weekend to accomodate the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

dream came true to visit london and its attractions. Oxford street is treat to spend time. huge crowd and lot of shops. one can spend whole day there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find just about anything on Oxford Street but need to be willing to put up with the crowds. Personally, I would rather go to a less crowded area.

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