Visiting and Exploring London’s Famous Oxford Street
Oxford Street has been regarded as one of the most recognized and important retail districts in inner London. Originally a residential road, it became known as a retail and commercial area by the late 19th century. Oxford street is always busy with an estimated half a million people passing through daily, but it is easily accessible by bus or the London Underground tube. Although it is a popular location for prestigious shops and flagship stores, down-market street trading is still apparent unlike other nearby shopping locations such as Park Lane or Bond Street.
In Oxford Street, you will find all sorts of high end and affordable shops, as well as vintage and souvenir shops. The strip is literally dotted with stores from the legendary Selfridge & Co., to famous department stores Debenhams and John and fashion outlets Primark, H&M, Forever21 and Bershka.
Aside from enjoying the endless retail possibilities, there are other leisurely activities to appreciate at Oxford Street. St. George’s Church, Handel & Hendrix, The Photographers’ Gallery, and the GettyImages Gallery are all just a few meters away. Looking for some entertainment? Try the London Palladium Tour of Theatre, Regent Street Cinema and A Chorus Line. One can spend the entire day wandering around, but never run out of things to do.
In the evening, revel at the astounding nightlife this part of London has to offer. Clubs and lounges inside hotels near Oxford Street, as well as more casual street bars ensure a lively night out with friends. Hang out at the 100 Club some live music and old-school partying, enjoy the evening in a lively cocktail bar like Be At One Oxford Street or dance the night away at the modern and fashionable 55Club.
Cap off the rest of the day with a relaxing stay at one of the many hotels near Oxford Street. Regency House Hotel London is just a stroll near the lively and bustling Oxford Street. Conveniently located in the famous shopping district of London, Regency House Hotel London is one of the best places to book a stay whether with your loved one or when travelling with a group.
This beautiful boutique hotel features traditional Georgian-style elegantly designed rooms with its own private bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen television and microwave oven. Guests can use the hotel’s free WiFi to stay connected with friends and even post photos of their trip in one of London’s most famous and notable places.