Visit Oxford Street
Visit one of the most famous roads in the world, just a few minutes’ walk from the Strand Palace Hotel. The fine architecture, the beautifully crafted shops, the unique atmosphere; Oxford Street epitomises Britain’s capital.
Oxford Street is the busiest shopping street in Europe, the most popular shopping destination in London and has over 200 million visitors each year. The name Oxford Street dates back to Roman times, when the 1.5-mile-long street, which stretches from Tottenham court road station to the east and Marble arch station to the west, use to be the main road leading from Oxford to London.
Oxford Street has expanded from its earlier days of independent traders lining the street, to having over 300 retailers ranging from Flagship stores, designer outlets and retail chains. There is all you could want with any budget on this iconic street.
Selfridges on Oxford Street is the most famous of all the stores, with its 10 acres of shopping space it is second largest in London after Harrods. With its neoclassical columns and remarkable entrance, it is sure to make an impact on all visitors.
Oxford Street Highlights
All year-round Oxford Street is bound to be packed with tourists and locals bustling through the street, laden with armfuls of shopping bags. However, it is during the Christmas season when Oxford Street really comes into its own, as it is lined with exquisite Christmas lights and decorations, making it an impeccable sight.
Walking from one end of Oxford Street to the other you will go through a huge range of different stores. There are the major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis as well as chief flagship stores such as H&M, Adidas, Nike and Topshop. These stores alone bring in over 200,000 shoppers a week.
Marble Arch to Bond Street you will see New Look, River Island and Primark. Charing Cross and Denmark Street to the south-east are where you will find stores selling books and musical instruments, while Edgware road is more focused on electronics.
Oxford Street, however, is not only about the shops it also incorporates some of the best sight-seeing spots in London with Hyde Park less than a two-minute walk away from Marble Arch, which is a famous landmark in its own right.
- If you are looking to park your car near Oxford Street, you can get a discount on parking costs at the Q-Park Oxford Street by pre-booking a spot online beforehand.
- Some stores will not allow entry if you have a rucksack or suitcase with you so try and avoid bringing those with you.
- If you make an advance purchase with us, you will save 15% and we will even throw in £30 Palace pounds to use in our restaurants and bars.
- When walking up and down don’t forget to take a quick peek down the smaller streets as there are some great sights and bargains to be had.
- If you are feeling lucky, book online now and get a chance to win back the cost of your stay! We have already reimbursed nearly £8,000.
Oxford St, London W1B 3AG, United Kingdom. (check the map)
There are five different underground stations within walking distance to Oxford Street: Bond Street (via the Central or Jubilee lines), Oxford Circus (via Bakerloo, Victoria and Central lines), Piccadilly Circus (via Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines), Marble Arch (via central line) or Tottenham Court Road (via central and northern lines).
Reach Oxford Street via routes 3, 6, 8, 10,12,13,15,23,25,53,73,88,94,98,113,137,139 and 159.
The nearest train station is Paddington, which is approximately a 33-minute walk away.