Oxford Street
Oxford Street
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London's Oxford Street spells action where you can shop 'til you drop along England's most famous shopping street, drop into one of the many pubs for a tasty ale or catch the latest musical at the theater.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 4 min walk
  • Goodge St • 7 min walk
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  • thara r
    Epsom, United Kingdom398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New
    I was there only on Thursday. It was a nice day out. We went to the theatre and dined afterward at Leon too. There were so many people and things in order to look at as well. I loved it. If you are in the area you must take photos too. Recommended. One tip make sure to come by train. The theatre in question is decent in addition. We saw the wizard of oz. If you are going to the theatre make sure to book a seat that is of good quality. Also bring plenty of snacks to eat.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Raphaella M
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    store for everyone!
    loved it! went there three times during my 2 week trip to england. selfridges was great and i basically lived in primark with all the clothes and everything. great shops on the street with a price point and store for everyone in the family. close to the tube so perfect for tourists and a close walk to regent and bond street!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • reviews4u
    105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oxford Street Review
    I visit London alot and I always have to go here whenever I go to London. It’s got shops for everyone, from self ridges to Primark from Primark to adidas. It can get quite busy at times, so keep that in mind when going, but its a good find, and dose nit take to long on the tube to get there. It’s literally shopping heaven for someone who loves shopping, you could definitely spend a lot of money there as well! Definitely worth a visit if you going to London at some point!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • James H
    Arnold, Maryland961 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
    Always worth an afternoon. From semi-tatty tourist souvenir shops to the elegant Selfridges you will easily spend several hours walking this great shopping street. It also hosts many places to eat. Easy access from several tube lines and always a people watchers paradise.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • VintageDM
    Lexington, Massachusetts255 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid
    We are US living in UK and make London weekend trips about every other month. For shopping, there are much better places. Oxford Street after sunset is loud, crowded. Boom boxes blaring music bike taxis, religious evangelicals blaring call to prayer, come learn about Jesus tables, etc. Hop off Oxford to Carnaby St for better sights and shopping.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Livelane
    Surrey, United Kingdom153 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shadow of its former self
    The once great Oxford Street, what on earth is going wrong? At one time this was the go to street for shopping, great department stores and well known brands. Only a few are left. A shadow of its former self, it is now lined with cheap souvenir shops, gaudy expensive sweet shops, vape shops, market style stalls and boarded up premises. The prices charged for food are horrendous. Crowded, dirty and a magnet for pickpockets and beggars, I now fail to see what the attraction is to anyone! The council needs a very close look at the situation before it is too late. Give it a try, but be prepared to be disappointed. There are far better, less crowded and brighter areas of London to shop in.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
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Gillian T
159 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolute rip off. I went to buy a postcard and a 1st class stamp. £5 for a 1st class stamp that cost £1.35! This is appalling and daylight robbery. £2 for a postcard. When I refused to pay such an exorbitant price, the man in the shop became verbally aggressive. Will not be going back any time soon. The shop is on the corner of Oxford St and Gilbert St, opposite the Barnour shop.
Written 4 April 2024
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Maria H
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The whole atmosphere was absolutely stunning. Me and my friend went for the evening to do some shopping and to eat it was a fabulous day.
Written 20 March 2024
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Livelane
Surrey, UK153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The once great Oxford Street, what on earth is going wrong?

At one time this was the go to street for shopping, great department stores and well known brands. Only a few are left.

A shadow of its former self, it is now lined with cheap souvenir shops, gaudy expensive sweet shops, vape shops, market style stalls and boarded up premises.

The prices charged for food are horrendous.

Crowded, dirty and a magnet for pickpockets and beggars, I now fail to see what the attraction is to anyone!

The council needs a very close look at the situation before it is too late.

Give it a try, but be prepared to be disappointed.

There are far better, less crowded and brighter areas of London to shop in.
Written 13 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

VintageDM
Lexington, MA255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We are US living in UK and make London weekend trips about every other month. For shopping, there are much better places. Oxford Street after sunset is loud, crowded. Boom boxes blaring music bike taxis, religious evangelicals blaring call to prayer, come learn about Jesus tables, etc. Hop off Oxford to Carnaby St for better sights and shopping.
Written 3 March 2024
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India7,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is one of the major streets in the City of Westminster in the West End London, the busiest shopping area with hundreds of retail shops, branded and quality products. As we went during peak Christmas season, the area was bursting with crowds and dazzling decorations all around.
Written 13 January 2024
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Rosi
Seattle, WA855 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Over Christmas, this place is nuts. While otherwise, you could have fun hopping from store to store and window- or actually shopping, during the holiday season, this place turns into a human zoo, with sensory system overload at each step of the way. At times, it also feels plain unsafe, with people driving like crazy, and walking like equally crazy. While it is on the list of those "adorned to the nines" streets, I would say, there is more of that lights-watching in a less crazy atmosphere that you can get in Regent str. (still busy), Bond str. (adorable), St. Martins str. (equally adorable and artistic), and in smaller side streets. Even walking around Carnaby feels a bit less chaotic while still very "instagrammable".
Written 21 December 2023
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It is a good time of year to walk in this area as you get to see all the Christmas lights and do some shopping.
Written 22 November 2023
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Mad X
London, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Always very busy however lots of shops perfect for shopping and also have lovely Christmas lights each year.
Written 22 November 2023
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Tom
Gloucester, UK674 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
With the Christmas lights sparkling away and the hustle and bustle of London life it’s a great atmosphere. All the shops you could possibly imagine too.
Written 20 November 2023
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Louis Cecile
London, UK346 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Decades ago this used to be a key street to visit. However, it has gone downhill very fast. It has always been hectic and cramped. Harry Potter and souvenir shops are replacing the numerous sweet shops. There is now a theme of multiples of the same shop within a short distance of each other to plug the gap of vacant premises. There are three H&Ms within 20 minutes of each other. There were fewer homeless people than when I visited before. The Christmas lights were average and the Regents Street lights were not on. There is not much availability for good restaurants or cafes to visit. It is now many a street of repeated high street shops and minimal else for entertainment or refreshments. The redesign for the area is simply adding rows of trees and extending the pavement, which is a common theme for redevelopment in London. There is no reason to visit any more and I would suggest going to better places like Coals Drop Yard and Greenwich.
Written 15 November 2023
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