With more than four million people visiting each week, Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping destinations in the UK. Its existence in the middle of London, which itself is among the most commercial cities in the world, has made the street even more desirable.
Oxford Street is a major road running for approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road via Oxford Circus, where it meets Regent Street, entirely within the City of Westminster in the West End of London. For those visiting London, there are great options for boutique hotels close to Hyde Park, like The Westbourne Hyde Park, for close proximity to Oxford Street and a really comfortable yet affordable stay.
Oxford Street is home to designer outlets and department stores of more than 300 retailers, which makes it a favourite destination for shoppers from all over the world. Here’s a look at some stores on this street you must visit.
Best Flagship Stores on Oxford Street
- Selfridges: Also known as Selfridges & Co, Selfridges is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom, founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge. Their flagship store on Oxford Street has been there for more than a century now. The brand uses six floors to display its fashion products and excellent new Body Studio. One can enjoy great food and drink here too for a complete shopping experience.
- Zara: A Spanish clothing and accessories retailer, Zara is known for its cutting-edge designs for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel. Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera founded the company in 1975. As soon as you enter their concrete and curved glass flagship stores on Oxford Street, you’ll find yourself in a completely glamorous world. Make sure you choose accommodation near Hyde Park for easy reach to Oxford Street.
- Uniqlo: Selling the latest essentials for women, men, kids & babies, along with clothes that use some serious innovation, Uniqlo’s flagship store has recently added with some new features, while doubling in size. It now includes a rooftop terrace, from which you can check out the view of the street or participate in special events hosted by the brand. Uniqlo has also added a one-of-a-kind Wear House to the store, dedicated to showcase the best of the brand’s LifeWear range, along with a spruced up range of lifestyle products.
- Topshop: At Topshop, a famous British brand collaborating with exclusive designers, it is all about women’s clothing, shoes, accessories & more, which makes their flagship ‘THE’ fashion destination on Oxford Street. This flagship store, boasting three floors of stylish and fashion forward collections, alone attracts more than 30,000 shoppers a day, ranging from teenage girls to middle-aged women.
These are just few examples of what you will find on Oxford Street, which is full of the world class retailers, with an array of high street, boutique and luxury brands that can satisfy all your shopping.
When in London, don’t forget to visit, the famous landmarks like Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Portobello Market, Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. Don’t worry about accommodation, you’ll find the best boutique hotels near Hyde Park.