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A luxury hotel experience near Oxford Street
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it on Oxford Street. One of the most famous shopping locations in the world, this renowned road is located just round the corner from the Arch London. Known for its top notch high street brands and huge department stores, many of the shops synonymous with Oxford Street have been here for more than a century; in fact John Lewis opened the doors to its first ever store here in 1864.
The home of flagship stores
Many of the most popular high street brands have their flagship stores on London’s Oxford Street or on neighbouring Regent Street. Iconic British brands Marks and Spencer, Topshop, Lush and Fossil are just some of the many. Another is House of Fraser, which offers high end brands such as Mulberry, Paul Smith and Lacoste all under one roof, with some lines exclusive to the store.
The popular Selfridges department store also has its flagship location on Oxford Street and is a real draw for tourists and locals alike. In addition to offering a unique shopping experience, you can enjoy fine dining with the option of exquisite cocktails on its rooftop garden.
For the kids, the Disney Store, is a magical experience, while in wet weather the West One centre offers a host of stores all under cover.
Almost on the Arch’s doorstep, you can find yourself on Oxford Street in no time at all!
Exiting left out of the hotel onto Great Cumberland Place, simply walk down the road until you reach Marble Arch. Turn left and you will be on Oxford Street in less than five minutes. We suggest beginning your exploring at Marks and Spencers, which is close to Marble Arch, and working your way along. You can easily take a taxi back to the hotel, if your feet need a rest after all that shopping.
Underground; Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations all offer easy access to Oxford Street, as well as Marble Arch, which is the closest station to The Arch London.
Whilst you will need to beat the crowds, particularly at peak time on Saturdays and around holidays, the atmosphere of the area is hard to beat.
In the run up to Christmas the street decorations are not to be missed; the twinkling lights rival any others in London and the switch-on itself is always a big affair, drawing household names for the event.
Just off Oxford Street, Regent Street is a must-visit, particularly for the youngsters. Here you can find the world-famous Hamleys toy store, providing seven floors packed full of toys and games. Big clothing brands offer giant versions of their regular stores, such as the H&M flagship store, making it a haven for shopping enthusiasts.