Oxford Street, the noteworthy road of West London, runs 1.2 miles from end to end in the City of Westminister. With around 300 shops visited by a million of guests every day, Oxford Street is the busiest shopping road in Europe. Oxford Street is renowned for the flagship stores, Selfridges and the other huge retail stores which are all found in the path between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus.Oxford Street is a definitive shopping heaven.The street ends at St Giles Circus beyond Oxford Circus.Oxford Street continues in the east as New Oxford Street.
The street was initially a Roman street, and it was called as Tyburn-road in the mid ages.In the 18th century, the street was known as Oxford Street which evolved from a private street to business street.The Britain’s primary retail establishments were commenced on Oxford Street in the mid-twentieth century, including Selfridges, Debenhams and John Lewis.The street also possesses a component of downmarket road exchange nearby the retail locations. The road endured substantial shelling amid World War II, and a few stores were totally pulverized and refurbished.
The Oxford Street has a range of diverse shops from boutique shops to delicious chocolate stores like Primark, Top shop and Choccywoccydoodah where the shoppers can buy anything they desire.The Ramillies Street is occupied by the Photographer's Gallery which hosts modern and historic photography, with presentation spaces, a bistro, and bookshop. It's an awesome spot to splash up some culture, with past photography exhibitions and works by the great artist.House of Fraser in Oxford Street is the first largest departmental store in London.House of Fraser is the first store in the UK which used escalator for serving its floor.
Oxford street has a wide range legendary clubs.The lively clubs here provides a delightful house beer and over 100 cocktails.The French House, London Academy of Bartenders and Apple Vanilla Margarita are some of the famous clubs in the Oxford Street.100 Club is one of the world’s oldest live music site and club in London.The Centre point is a Grade II listed building in the Oxford street.The glass edifice is about 117 metres high with 32 floors.
Behind the Oxford Street lies the world-famous Carnaby Street.The venue is occupied with designer shops selling high street fashions and vintage items.St. Christopher’s Place is an elegant enclave to enjoy with terraced bistros and shops.The John Lewis store is another iconic building in the Oxford Street. The store’s corner is designed with a statue called the Winged Figure and has everything from furniture to clothing.
The Oxford Street branch of Marks and Spencers is called as the Oxford Street Pantheon.Initially, the Pantheon was a theatre and it was replaced by a bazaar and wine showroom before the site was occupied by Spencer. The HMV is the largest music retailer situated at No. 363 Oxford Street.The shops and the trades of the Oxford Street are overseen by New West End Company whose aim is to make the venue safe and comfortable for shoppers.