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Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores. (1.2 Km)

Updated: Feb 8

INTRODUCTION

This shopping route takes you along a section of London’s famous Oxford Street, offering three-quarters of a mile (1.2 Km) of things to buy. It has some of London's best-known department stores, such as John Lewis, House of Fraser, Selfridges and Mark and Spencer's - many of which have been on this street for over 60 years. You may want to look for these down the side streets, such as Duke Street or St Christopher's Place.


Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores - Content Overview

 

LOCATION - Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores

Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores - Photorun route Map

Start and Finish


Start at Oxford Circus Station and finish at Marble Arch Station.

The best time to do this photorun is on weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.

 

GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - HIGH-SPEED VIDEOS


The Google map and the summary video are useful to have open when doing these Photoruns. They will help you remember the route and prevent you from getting lost.


Route at a Glance Video.


This short video (1:25 minutes) gives a quick overview of the route and the sights and then shows you what the route would look like if you were running it at about 25 mph. It's a great way of getting familiar with the route before you do it for real.


 

GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP


Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores. This is a 'My Google Maps' depiction of the route with photographs of the sites. This is available on the desktop or mobile by clicking on the map. The mobile version allows you to get directions to points on the map and shows you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).



Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores - Photo Location Map on Mt Google Maps


The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device once you navigate past the adverts. Use the link below.



 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the shopping area.

360 virtual tour from Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores

Use the black route to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the location and going on a virtual tour.

 

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA


This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.


 

SIGHTS - TOUR GUIDE


This short (4:29 minute) video gives you a quick guided tour of some of the sites on this route.


 

HISTORY OF THE AREA


These history videos provide you with a history of the area and a history of shopping in the west end of London.


5:11 Minutes




7:26 Minutes


 

WHERE TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

This map shows you the Eat Drink and be Merry locations in the West End Shopping area and how they link to the other shopping photoruns.

Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores - Where to eat drink and be merry

Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.

 

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