Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores. (1.2 Km)
Updated: Aug 18
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.
LOCATION - Oxford Street Shopping and its Department Stores
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 does allow you to get directions to points on the map and will show you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).
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.
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.
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.
Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.