Oxford Street shops
Your guide to conquering Oxford Street's incredible shopping
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Like it or not, Oxford Street is the main artery of London shopping. It’s not the place to head for independent shopping, as only massive brands can afford the rents attached to Oxford Street premises, but it is unrivalled in its offering of cheap high street shopping and jumbo department stores. Here are Oxford Street’s greatest hits, along with a few insider tips – where to go to the loo, where to find a cash machine, where to refuel after an afternoon’s hard shopping graft – as well as essentials like opening times.
Guide to shopping on Oxford street
This is the less frenetic third of Oxford Street, with the glamorous Selfridges providing a shoppers’ paradise of must-see labels, pop up shops and chic refreshment areas, and slightly quieter flagship branches for high street brands like River Island. That is until you get to the positively gigantic Primark store – the Marble Arch monster of cheap clothing, where sometimes the crowds make it difficult to even get in the door.Download the Oxford Street map
This stretch of Oxford Street houses London’s department stores, lined up on the North side cheek-by-jowl. These have a comprehensive offering across the price spectrum – from the cheap and cheerless BHS to the trusted and much-loved John Lewis. If you can’t find the clothing, homewares or cosmetics you seek here, you’re not looking hard enough.Download the Oxford Street map
As anyone who has got out at Tottenham Court Rd tube station looking for shops has probably discovered, this is the bleak end of Oxford Street. Particularly at the moment, with the area being dug up for interminable Crossrail works. A jumbo Primark is due to open here in early 2012 effectively book-ending the street with fast fashion – but in the meantime you’ll need to quick-march nearer Oxford Circus to get to the shops.Download the Oxford Street map
Whether you're a seasoned London shopper or about to embark on your first trip to Oxford Street, plan your shopping itinerary with our downloadable map. It highlights the three key stretches of the street, travel information and shops including Selfridges, Topshop, H&M, Primark and Forever 21.