Oxford Street Hotels - London
Mini guide to Oxford Street
Oxford Street stretches for two miles through the heart of the West End with Marble
Arch at one end and Tottenham Court Road at the other. Oxford Street boasts the
largest shopping space of any major UK city, with over 5 million square feet.
The street was given its name for two reasons: first, because it used to lead
to Oxford and second, because the Earl of Oxford bought the open land north of
it in 1793. December is an especially nice time to visit Oxford Street, as the
street is beautifully illuminated with lights and decorations for Christmas.
Oxford Street is London's shopping mecca, with over 300 shops to choose from.
Most of the large department stores, such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Marks
& Spencers, Debenhams, BHS and DH Evans are at the Marble Arch end, with
shops at the Tottenham Court end tending to be bit somewhat downmarket. For
music lovers, both HMV and Virgin have mega stores on Oxford Street. There are
also two shopping malls on Oxford Street: West One (near Bond Street Station)
and The Plaza.
Strolling down Oxford Street towards Marble Arch, you will see a small road
with a tiny golden arch, which leads to St. Christopher's Place. This is a charming
pedestrian area, with small boutiques, cafés and restaurants and is a
great place to get away from the congestion on Oxford Street.
Further down, you will come to Bond Street. The street was named after Sir
Thomas Bond, a major businessman in the area in the 17th century. The street
is made up of New Bond Street in the north and Old Bond Street in the South.
Both are known for their exclusive designer shops like Fahri, Chanel, Escada,
Gucci and Versace. Here you will also find many antique shops and galleries,
as well as famous auction houses Sotheby's and Philliips.
There is a whole range of hotels in and around the Oxford Street area, ranging
from luxury 5 star hotels to quaint small hotels located right off Oxford Street
itself. It is a convenient and fun area to be in and gives great access to various
sights either by train (Piccadilly, Bakerloo, and Central lines) or on foot.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Astor Court Hotel
Grange Langham Court Hotel
Courthouse Kempinski Hotel
Berners Hotel (2 night weekend offer)
Berners Hotel (Room Only)
St. Giles Hotel
Radisson Edwardian Berkshire Hotel
Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel
Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel
London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
Jurys Clifton Ford Hotel & Health Club
Jurys Gt. Russell Street Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking