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“Go at Christmas Time for a Great Day Out”
Review of Oxford Street

Oxford Street
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US$19.16*
and up
London Pub Passport
Ranked #252 of 1,815 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have visited Oxford Street in London in the run-up to Christmas every year for the past decade and it's always a great day out; you'll find all the most famous shopping names in the UK (except for Hamleys in Regent Street and Harrods in Knightsbridge but you can fit them into the same day easily too). The Christmas lights and displays make it extra special and there are thousands of options to stop and have something to eat & drink halfway through. I've read some of the less positive reviews of Oxford Street below, and yes it's busy and if you're looking for bargains it's not the place to go. If you can, go during the week rather than at the weekend, and restrict your buying to a few special things that you can't buy locally or elsewhere; that way you have a great day out, something to remember it by and you don't break the bank. Don't be put off, do go; I'm not a shopaholic, and I don't tend to like busy places or crowds of people, but if you do Oxford Street the way I've described above, it's still definitely worth it.

Thank Plumridge2014
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Buses get stuck as road has become too narrow
Good shops
Very big selection
Some good restaurants, especially in side streets
Good salt beef sandwich in Selfridges
Very good selection of restaurants and food in John Lewis
Very good Bond Street, if you have the money

1  Thank Doctor-Szpiro
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Oxford street is great for shopping, but it seems every time I go to London, its getting more and more crowded. We were there in May/June this year and shopping Oxford Street was like pushing through wildebeest stampede.
So many people, so few good manners. I used to really love the hustle and bustle of this area, but lately it seems too crowded and too pushy. After a short time, i always feel driven to find a quieter space to shop, like Bond Street, or even Sloane street at Kniightsbridge.
Don't get me wrong, there is still great shopping to be had in Oxford street, but as you go along, it can get repetitive, Selfridges is still brilliant, Debenhams is stil there and a host of other high street chain stores.

Thank wanderingbear
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

London is the city of shopping and Oxford street is still its main shopping street. you will find every imaginable shop there. from high end to medium range. several department stores. the street is almost endless and really wide which makes the crowds bearable. besides shopping you may relax at any of the numerous cafes or enjoy a meal at one of its wide range of restaurants. it is easily accessible as all buses pass through besides its own underground station.

Thank Osman B
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We walked for almost a day just site seeing and shopping. Tried some street food. Definitely 1 of the street to walk about if you want to see the diverse range of people and shopping.

Thank Jo_Kok
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