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An All-round West End Shopping Expedition 4.5 Km

Updated: May 11

Start at Bond Street

Finish at Marble Arch



THE EXPERIENCE

Dedicated followers of fashion, the mile of style, the swinging sixty. These are phrases that were born in this part of London. So, if you are looking for the best places to go shopping in London, this route has all the styles for all people and suits all pockets – and they are all located in the West End in an easy-to-follow circular route. There is a route for luxury shopping (Bond Street), gentleman’s shopping (Piccadilly and Jermyn Street), Trendy Shopping (Regent Street and Carnaby Street) and departmental store shopping (Oxford Street)


Great for Great for fashionable and luxury shopping, history, crowds, iconic sights, hotels, museums, art galleries, shopping arcades, auction houses, theatres, designer clothes, jewellery and watches, and lots of places to eat, drink and be merry.



 

MUST SEE PLACES



What to See List


PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY



Areas to Eat, Drink and Be Merry List

Links to nearby Eat, Drink and Be Merry Routes.



BEST TIME

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

Day - This route will be busy during the day.

Evenings - Busy around Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus - less busy elsewhere.


ROUTE OVERVIEW

The 4.5 Km route starts at Bond Street Station on Oxford Street and heads east a short distance before turning right down New Bond Street. This straight road takes you all the way down to Piccadilly, passing all the luxury shops, galleries, and auction houses to Green Park. It then travels along Piccadilly, tuning down St James's Street and into the heart of gentleman shopping in Jermyn Street. The route returns to Piccadilly by the Royal Academy and then turns right towards Piccadilly Circus and then up Regent Street and Carnaby Street on its way to Oxford Circus. The route's final leg continues down the western side of Oxford Street to finish at Marble Arch.



Route at a Glance Video.





 

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 its full size.


INTERESTING FACTS


Victorian Shopping Facts 

Main Shopping Streets in the West End

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


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



Use the locations on the routes 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 & GUIDES VIDEO LIBRARY


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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