Tourist Information Guide

Oxford Street in London, UK

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Oxford Street as the sun is setting
Oxford Street as the sun is setting
Oxford Street is known throughout London and the world as a place to head for shopping.

This page will provide you with an overview to Oxford Street with information on the topography, links to detailed websites for shop, bar and restaurant listings. There are also helpful hints for the Christmas lights and details of hotels in the area. Plus a location map for Oxford Street and details on the closest tube stops.


Oxford Street overview: what makes the area special

On arriving at Oxford Street there's no denying you're in London. It is a bustling metropolis of crowds, bright lights and entertainment. Oxford Street is well-known for shopping. However it's also a good place for you to head for bars, clubs and restaurants. Once you are at Oxford Street you are within easy walking distance of other interesting London landmarks and famous areas including Regent Street, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.


Oxford Street layout

Oxford Street runs from Oxford Circus all of the way to Tottenham Court Road. It is right in the heart of the city and is made up mostly of shops. However, amongst the shops you will also find fast food joints, cafes and the odd bar. If you wander down the streets off Oxford Street you will find a wealth of interesting bars and restaurants in areas such as Soho.

For more exact information on precisely where Oxford Street is and how to get there, see our location map below.


Shopping in the area

Topshop Oxford Street
Topshop Oxford Street

Oxford Street is well known for its shopping opportunities. It is a popular place to head for affordable shops. These include a large flagship Primark shop, H and M, The Disney Store, Uniqlo and one of Britain's largest Topshops. If you are looking for more upmarket high-street stores you will find options such as All Saints, Massimo Dutti and Aldo. Oxford Street also has a varied selection of shoe shops including Clarkes, Office and Nike town.

For listings of every shop that can be found on Oxford Street with information on location, opening times and contact details see the Official Oxford Street website.

Here you will find shops listed by categories. If you have a particular shop in mind, you can search for it here under the category that it falls under. As another option, if you would like a more general overview to what shops you can find on Oxford Street, flick through the lists. If you find one that you like the look of, click on it to find further information regarding location, opening times and contact details.


Pubs and bars

Oxford Street has a handful of bars on the street and lots more bars on the streets surrounding it.

For listings of bars that can be found on Oxford Street with information on location, opening times and contact details see the Official Oxford Street website.

For instructions on how to use the website to get the most out of it see above under shops.


Restaurants

Oxford Street and the streets surrounding it offer a wealth of places to eat. If you fancy something exotic you could try Busaba Eathai thai restaurant. For something more classic you could head to Angus Steak House or Pizza Express. You will also find an abundance of fast food joints such as McDonalds, Burger King and Pret a Manger, if that's what you're after.

For listings of restaurants that can be found on Oxford Street with information on location, opening times and contact details see the Official Oxford Street website.

For instructions on how to use the website to get the most out of it see above under shops.


Christmas lights in Oxford Street

Each Christmas Londoners wait with baited breath to find out who will be turning on this year's Christmas lights and what they will look like. They offer a good reason to head into London and immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere. In the run-up to the Christmas period it is worth keeping an eye on the Official Oxford Street Website to see whether there are updates as to when the lights will be turned on and who will be attending the ceremony.


Operating hours for shops, bars and restaurants

Generally the shops on Oxford Street remain open until later than in other parts of London. They stay open until around 19:30 each evening (apart from Sundays) and have even later Operating hours on Thursdays.

For exact opening times for each restaurant, bar or shops, see the Official Oxford Street Website - links are provided above.


Oxford Street Tube

Oxford Street has its own tube station - Oxford Circus. Also at the other end of Oxford Circus you will find Tottenham Court Road station. This ensures that you can arrive at one end of Oxford Street, shop your way to the other end and then catch a tube from there.

Tube Tube: Oxford Circus (Red Line / Central Line, Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Blue Line / Victoria Line)

Tottenham Court Road (Red Line / Central Line, Black Line / Northern Line)




Oxford Street is one of London's famous streets. It's one of the top locations to head if you fancy soaking up the London atmosphere, doing some shopping or heading out on the town.


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