Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in London, England in the City of Westminster. Centre Point (sometimes rendered as Centrepoint) is a substantial concrete and glass office building in central London London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The City of Westminster ( is a borough of London with city status. With over 300 shops, it is Europe's busiest shopping street, as well as the most dense.  The street derives its name from being part of the old London—Oxford Road which began at Newgate, City of London. Newgate was a Gate in the west of London Wall round the City of London. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically Today the road forms part of the A40, although it is not signposted as this, like other roads in central London. For other uses see A40, for details of the A40 in london see A40 road (London.
It runs for approximately a mile and a half (two and a half kilometres) from Marble Arch at the north east corner of Hyde Park, through Oxford Circus to St Giles' Circus, at the intersection with Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road. Marble Arch is a white Carrara Marble monument near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street in Hyde Park is one of the largest Parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner Oxford Circus is the area of London at the busy intersection of Regent Street and Oxford Street, in the City of Westminster. Charing Cross Road is a London street which runs immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles' Circus (the intersection with Oxford Street Tottenham Court Road is a road in Central London, England, running from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Eastwards, the road then becomes New Oxford Street until it runs into High Holborn. Oxford Street intersects with other London roads including Park Lane, New Bond Street and Regent Street. Bond Street is a major shopping street in London which runs through Mayfair from Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London 's West End. West of Marble Arch, Oxford Street becomes Bayswater Road. Marble Arch is a white Carrara Marble monument near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street in Bayswater Road is the main road running across the north of Hyde Park London. Then up and over Notting Hill and along Holland Park Avenue until it becomes the Uxbridge Road at Shepherd's Bush Roundabout. Notting Hill is an area in West London, England close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park, and lying within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Uxbridge Road is a Road in London UK (A4020 It starts at Shepherd's Bush Green and goes West towards Uxbridge. Shepherd's Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4 At Uxbridge it becomes the Oxford – London Road again, all the way to Oxford, save for some short sections where it has adopted a local name. Uxbridge is a university town in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire,
The street follows the route of a Roman road, the via Trinobantina, which linked Hampshire with Colchester and became one of the major routes in and out of the city. Selfridges is a chain of Department stores in the United Kingdom. The Roman Roads were essential for the growth of the Roman Empire, by enabling the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate news Wildlife Hampshire has wildlife typical of the island of Great Britain Colchester ( /ˈkəʊltʃɛstə/ is a town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester, in Essex, England.
Between the 12th century and 1782 it was variously known as Tyburn Road (after the River Tyburn that ran just to the south of it, and now flows underneath it), Uxbridge Road, Worcester Road and Oxford Road. The Tyburn is a Stream in London, which runs underground from South Hampstead through St Note: To-day the name Uxbridge Road still exists for the portion of the London—Oxford Road between Shepherds Bush and Uxbridge itself. Uxbridge Road is a Road in London UK (A4020 It starts at Shepherd's Bush Green and goes West towards Uxbridge. Shepherd's Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4 Uxbridge is a university town in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England. It became notorious as the route taken by prisoners on their final journey from Newgate Prison to the gallows at Tyburn near Marble Arch. For the prison in East Granby, Connecticut, see Old Newgate Prison. History The village was one of two manors of the Parish of St Marylebone, which was itself named after the stream St Marylebone being By about 1729, the road had become known as Oxford Street. 
In the late 18th century, many of the surrounding fields were purchased by the Earl of Oxford, and the area was developed. Earl of Oxford was one of the older titles in the English Peerage, and was held for several centuries by the de Vere family from 1141 It became popular with entertainers including tiger-baiters and masquerades, and for entertainment buildings such as the Pantheon. The Pantheon, was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street, London, England. During the 19th century, the area became known for its shops.
Oxford Street is a square on the British Monopoly board. Monopoly is a Board game published by Parker Brothers, a subsidiary of Hasbro. It is part of the green set together with Regent Street and Bond Street. Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London 's West End. Bond Street is a major shopping street in London which runs through Mayfair from Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north
Oxford Street is home to major department stores and numerous brands' flagship stores, as well as hundreds of smaller shops. Virgin Megastores is an international chain of Record shops founded by Sir Richard Branson on London 's Oxford Street in January or February It is the major shopping street in central London, though not the most expensive or fashionable, and part of a larger shopping district with Regent Street, Bond Street and other smaller nearby streets. Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London 's West End. Bond Street is a major shopping street in London which runs through Mayfair from Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north
For many British chain stores, their Oxford Street branch is regarded as their 'flagship' store and used for celebrity launches and promotions. Major stores include:
Oxford Street can become congested both on the footpath and on the road due to the number of buses which use the street and the high number of shoppers and tourists on the street. Common sights on Oxford Street include preachers (such as Philip Howard who was at Oxford Circus), political demonstrations (such as the 2001 May Day protests and small scale protests) and Hare Krishnas. Preacher is a term the for someone who preaches Sermons or gives homilies Philip Howard (born 1954 a Liverpudlian Street preacher in London 's Oxford Circus. May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several Public holidays In many countries May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour The Hare Krishna Mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra" is a sixteen-word Vaishnava mantra made well
Each Christmas the street is decorated with festive lights. In mid-to-late November a celebrity turns on the lights and they remain on until January 6. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King
The use of Christmas lights began in 1959, five years after its neighbour Regent Street had begun the tradition. Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London 's West End. In 1967, as the recession hit London, the lights were stopped and only returned in 1978 when Oxford Street organised a laser display. 
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Tube stations along Oxford Street, starting at Marble Arch (western-most):
Heavy congestion due to the number of stopping bus routes along Oxford Street plus cross traffic from Marylebone into Mayfair and Soho has led to proposals from the New West End Company, Mayor of London's office and several of Mayoral candidates to pedestrianise Oxford Street with a tram service running end to end . Marble Arch is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. Bond Street tube station is a London Underground station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Oxford Circus is a London Underground station serving Oxford Circus at the junction of Regent Street and Oxford Street, with entrances on Tottenham Court Road is a station on the London Underground, serving as an interchange between the Central Line and the Charing Cross branch of the Current plans for Crossrail also include two stations serving Oxford Street at Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road. Crossrail is a project to build major new Railway connections under central London.