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Part 11 - Green Park to Oxford Circus - (1.5 km) Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: May 28


Start at Green Park Station

Finish at Oxford Circus Station



THE EXPERIENCE

A fashionable shopping tour across the West End

This 1.5 Km route takes you from Green Park to Oxford Circus through some of London’s most famous and historical shopping areas. It starts on Piccadilly, an area that has always catered to the needs of a gentleman, before heading up Old and New Bond Street, designed in the 1700s for the high-class luxury shopper. It then makes its way to Regent Street and Carnaby Street, which have been associated with fashion and trendy shopping since the early 1800s, before finishing off at Oxford Street with shops and departmental stores to suit everyone.


Great for luxury and trendy shopping, hotels, history, iconic sights, crowds, transport links, parks, art galleries, theatres, afternoon tea, and lots of places to eat, drink and be merry.


View of Oxford Circus and Regent Street junction

 

MUST SEE PLACES



What to See List

Areas to Eat, Drink and Be Merry



BEST TIME

Morning—This is usually busy along most of the route. The best time to do this route is on weekends in the early morning when the lighting is at its best and few people are around.

Day - This route can be crowded most of the day.

Evenings - Quieter in most places,


ROUTE OVERVIEW

This 1.5 Km route starts outside Green Park Station and turns onto Piccadilly by the Ritz Hotel until it reaches Old Bond Street. The route then travels along the length of Old Bond Street and into New Bond Street, past many of the world’s most luxurious shops. Halfway along New Bond Street, it turns onto Conduit Street and then makes its way across Regent Street into Carnaby Street before finishing off at Oxford Circus.



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DESCRIPTIVE PHOTO GALLERY


This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this route. Use the Google Map above to find their location. Double-click to see the image in full size.


 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


Click on the picture below to go on a 360 virtual tour of the shopping areas and look around.



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

 

HISTORY & INTERESTING FACTS


Piccadilly and Green Park

 Bond Street

Regent Street


This video gives you a short introduction to how the Central London shopping area grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)


7:26 mins


 

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