Oxford StreetOxford Street
is a major London shopping
street, running from Marble Arch
at the north east corner of Hyde Park
, through Oxford Circus
to St Giles' Circus
, its intersection with Charing Cross Road
and Tottenham Court Road
, where it becomes New Oxford Street
until it runs into High Holborn.
Until 1782 it was known as Tyburn Street, after the River Tyburn that now flows underneath it.
Major Retail Shops
- Selfridges, luxury department store that has been on this site for more than a century
- HMV, although they moved from their original location in 2000 after 80 years. HMV has two other stores on the street including its flagship, which is Europe's largest music store.
- Borders, a large bookshop
- Debenhams, John Lewis, W H Smith and Marks and Spencer are major retailers with flagship stores on Oxford Street.
- Centered around Oxford Circus are major fashion stores including Topshop London, a largish fashion store.
Nearest Tube Stations along Oxford Street starting at Marble Arch: