Ahh, Oxford Street. Home to literally every single one of your favourite shops, London would be a lot less lively without it. So, to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign, the iconic landmark is celebrating in style. We’re not just talking decorations fit for a royal – everyone who visits the street and spends £30 will be given their own, limited edition gift.
That’s right – we’re talking collectable merch. What’s a momentous national event without it? Oxford Street have teamed up with British illustrator Will Rae to create tote bags for shoppers who spend over £30 in participating stores over the weekend (from Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5). But that’s not all. There’s also the chance to win serious prizes, as 70 lucky shoppers will win a £100 voucher – hidden randomly inside those tote bags – to spend at your favourite Oxford Street store .
Check out a full list of brands participating in the giveaway here, including Adidas, John Lewis, Uniqlo and Marks and Spencer’s, and hurry the totes are only available whilst stock lasts!
There’s plenty going on across the stores, too. Thinking of sorting out your home? Grab the decor of your dreams in John Lewis. The store will be fully decked out in all things British, there will be live music performances and cookery demonstrations – and a limited edition menu in the rooftop bar, Willows on the Roof, which includes a Coronation Chicken Wrap and a Jubilee Cocktail. Or head across to the roof of Aqua Kyoto, for delicious cocktails and raise a glass to the last 70 years overlooking stunning views of Oxford Street . Sounds good to us.
Already thinking about the menu for your Jubilee get together? Selfridges has you sorted, with its Platinum collection chocolates and shortbread selection available in store. Or head to Market Halls for Eats and Beats (that’s tunes and street food for those not in the know). If beauty is more your thing, drop into Lush and The Body Shop and bag yourself a free British Rose Hand Cream when you spend over £25 - Is there anything more quintessentially British than the scent of British Rose? Visit Pandora for something properly regal and treat yourself to Jubilee-inspired jewles. And if you want a new outfit for the celebrations, get down to the River Island and Adidas flagship stores for all your sparkly and sporty needs.
Even more exciting is the Marks and Spencer Platinum Jubilee collection, which, of course, you can also check out on Oxford Street. Think Union Jack bunting, corgi cushions and picnic accessories – everything you need for the Bank Holiday weekend. And finally, grab your friends and visit Underbelly at Cavendish Square, for a laugh-filled night of cabaret, circus acts, and an unmissable gin bar from Tarquin’s.
So, if you’re planning your Jubilee weekend, make sure you head down to Oxford Street and pick up a one-of-a-kind tote bags – happy celebrating!