At the west of London the Oxford Street is situated upon the City of Westminster. It is one of the top destinations for shoppers where 300+ shops are located on 2.4 kilometres long Street. Oxford Street is titled as the busiest shopping street in entire Europe.
In the inner London it is regarded as the biggest shopping street that has attracted various flagship department stores and numerous small shops, too. Highly popular and multinational department shops have built one of their biggest outlets here due to congestion of shoppers that lead to massive revenue generation from here. Don’t worry you may find high quality products at moderate prices over here unlike Mayfair or Park Lane where highly expensive brands are situated.
It would be really hard to provide you details of each shop over here so let me give brief introduction to a few flagship department stores over here:
• Selfridges: The Second largest store in UK was initially built in 1909, which was upgraded from time to time. In 2003 Canadian based company under Galen Weston acquired it for 598 million pounds. Selfridge has a big history so you may see its history dramatized in television series ‘Mr Selfridge’. Today it has couple of branches in London
• John Lewis: Under John Lewis Partnership first store was opened in 1864 on Oxford Street. Today it proudly claims to be the third largest department store in UK with 43 branches that generated revenue of 3333 million pounds in 2012. In 2007 it was privileged by a Royal warrant for “suppliers of household and fancy goods” and in 2008 as "suppliers of haberdashery and household goods". Oxford Street branch is still its largest outlet
• Marks & Spencer: Covering 170,000 square feet makes it the largest outlet of Marks and Spencer. Altogether M&S has 703 stores in London alone while in 40 other countries it has 361 stores. Built in 1938 and by 2013 it is generating approximately 10 billion pound revenue by hiring more than 81000 employees to serve all parts of world
• Debenhams: Listed on London stock exchange with revenue of 2229.8 million pounds from altogether 172 outlets in London and Ireland. Moreover due to its high popularity it has issued franchisee license in 26 countries. Debenhams has even got immersive popularity due to its launching of various designers products.
If coincidently you get a chance of visiting Oxford Street then you would be surely amazed to see the street brightened colourfully by laser lights. Since 1959 the concept of lightening was initiated in which a celebrity turns on the light in somewhere around mid of November which remain enlightened up to 6 January. Furthermore don’t forget to visit in these days as you may attain massive discount from almost every store.
You may easily reach to Oxford Street from four tube stations namely:
1. Upon Central Line Marble Arch
2. Upon Central and Jubilee Line Bond Street
3. Bakerloo and Victoria Line Oxford Circus
4. Upon Central and Northern Line Tottenham Court Road
Other than that you may use London Bus to reach your destination or may use black cabs to get on the doorstep of any shop.
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