Are you planning the shopping trip of a lifetime? Oxford Street is home to hundreds of shops, large and small, and at 1.5 miles in length, you'll need a hotel near Oxford Street to get it done properly. Allow us to introduce you to ten of the best, listed below.
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Best hotels near Oxford Street
Claridge's is sheer class and pure atmosphere, with its signature art deco redesign still simply dazzling. A mere 0.2 miles from Oxford Street, Claridge's bars and restaurant are actively fashionable – Gordon Ramsay is the in-house restaurateur, and the A-listers gather for champers and sashimi in the bar.
The clue is in the name: yes indeed, the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton was once a court house. A hop and a skip from London's Oxford Street, this grade II listed hotel is ideally positioned for shopping and entertainment, though there's almost no need to leave the building – a Thai spa and a fully operational, state-of-the-art cinema number amongst its glam features.
The Langham Grange Court is approximately 500 metres from Oxford Circus, making it a top spot for the shopping community. Notable, too, are the luxury marble bathrooms and the recommendable Langham's Brasserie, serving up dependable French grub in the heart of Fitzrovia.
The Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is little more than 200 metres from London's shopping heaven. Housed in an elegant Edwardian building on Welbeck Street, the hotel features the usual utilitarian Holiday Inn comfort, and is known for its decent breakfasts and tasty carvery.
With top service, fine views and two restaurants, the Lancaster London sits opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Shopping at Oxford Street and Knightsbridge is within walking distance. Nipa Restaurant serves good Thai cuisine, and chic Island Restaurant overlooks Hyde Park.
Just metres from Oxford Street, this is the perfect hotel for visiting film directors looking to be accommodated in a chic apartment at a reasonable long-term rate. Here they can shut the discreet brown front door, climb the stairs and flop into a home-from-home with all mod-cons.
The Radisson Edwardian Berkshire Hotel is a pleasant little boutique affair, located conveniently close to Selfridges. It doesn't get more central to shopping heaven than this, as the lobby spills you out within spitting distance of Oxford Street.
Find Oxford Street's best shops
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.