For over 100 years, Oxford Street has been one of the premier shopping streets in London. Whatever you are seeking, you can undoubtedly find it here.
This is where the largest Marks & Spencer store in the country can be found, along with a historic Selfridges Department Store. It is a street which has one aim in mind – shopping. Stretching over one and half miles, it is a shopaholic’s paradise. Technology, accessories, clothing, fashion, childrenswear, souvenirs, homewares : all can be found here. There are high street brands, international fashion and designer labels. With over 300 shops, of which many are flagship stores, the choice is endless.
Just stopping off in Selfridges only a short walk away for people staying in luxuries Presidential Marylebone Mayfair, is an experience in itself. This is after all the department store which conceived the whole idea of department shopping in Oxford Street. It’s founder, Harry Gordon Selfridge, stated that “A department store should be a social centre, not merely a place for shopping.’ This is a place to meet friends, to relax with a drink, try new products and discover new luxury experiences. This is where you may find a luxury car sharing the floor with the latest interior design products, an immersive fragence lab seeking to distill personal characteristics into your scent or enjoy a dining experience beyond your wildest dreams.
Not far away the House of Fraser was the first to have escalators serving every floor. While in HMV, the legendary Beatles made their first London recording when they cut a promotional disc in store back in 1962. When it comes to accommodation, there are numerous Holiday Apartments London nearby.
It’s not just shopping either – you can get behind the scenes of technological development at the UK’s first Dyson store. Discover the rigs used in the creation of the Dyson supersonic hair dryer and see what goes on in the company’s top secret engineering labs as it experiments with technology. Try new Dyson products before you buy.
There is entertainment too. You can enjoy an evening’s jazz in Oxford Street at the legendary 100 Club which has been operating as a live venue since 1942. Performers have included the likes of Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller, the Sex Pistols and the Who.
Want a refreshment break? You are spoilt for choice when exploring the delights of Oxford Street. There are many self-catering Apartments London and countless luxury hotels offering afternoon tea, or you can try alfresco dining within St Christopher’s Place.
Take a look at the www.oxfordstreet.co.uk website to find out about new events. This is where anything can happen. Fancy a spot of yoga? Then the roof top of the John Lewis department store may be the place to go; or you find an American barber shop crew active within the store. Take in a Workout at Lush, find out where facials are available or the latest fitness brunches.
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