London Oxford Street

Don’t be fooled by the name Oxford Circus, it is actually not a circus but one of the most famous intersections in the world. It connects Oxford Street and Regents Park. Oxford Circus has a long history: it served as a route for prisoners in the 17th century, was majorly hit in the second world war and now holds the underground station that brings thousands of travelers and shoppers to its major shopping district every day.

Here are some facts about Oxford Street that might help you plan your trip a little better and maybe learn a few things too.

Get to know Oxford Street and its shops

Let’s start with some Oxford Street London shops. Oxford Circus is home to some of the most famous international retails in the world. You may of heard of the names like Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams, H&M and many more. It is a shoppers haven and if you are not careful you could end up spending much more than you originally planned. There are also lots of music shops selling rare CD and vinyl, as well as instruments from electric guitars to grand pianos from Steinway, Sons, and Yamaha. You won’t go hungry either as every few steps you will find a sandwich bar or cafe that will serve you the freshest sandwiches of the day for a modest price. If you are an oriental food lover then you might like to know that sushi is easy to find around this area as well.

There are many ways to get around London and the underground is one of them. The only problem is, and this is a mistake that is made by many tourists, that taking the London underground can be tiring and you can find yourself getting very tired very fast. Many attractions are near each other in London, for example Soho and Covent Garden, so walking is definitely one of the more recommended options, weather permitting. Just remember to bring comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella…

Another option to see London is the hop on hop off bus which will let you hop on and off as much as you like, saving you precious time, money and energy on your well earned vacation. Check out our special video guides on more attractions in London!

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