Oxford Street is London’s most famous shopping area and also one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. There are around 300 shops along Oxford Street’s 1.5 mile stretch, with a great mixture of department stores, flagship shops and high street favourites. So read on for our Oxford Street shopping guide to plan out the must-see Oxford Street shops for you.
Selfridges is the second largest department store in the UK, and has been voted as the best department store in the world in 2010, 2012 and 2014. As if that wasn’t enough, Selfridges are also famed for their innovative window displays: so whether you want to browse their fashion, beauty, furniture and food offerings, or you simply just want to take in the beauty of the building, Selfridges is a London institution that is definitely worth a visit.
400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
2. John Lewis
John Lewis is another of Oxford Street’s famous department stores. This shop has a Waitrose food hall in the basement and another six floors filled with fashion, beauty, electricals and homewares as well as restaurants and cafés.
300 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DX
3. Marks & Spencer
Oxford Street is home to two Marks & Spencer stores, but their location on the East-side of Oxford Circus is where their UK flagship shop is. This store also has a food hall in the basement, and has an impressive selection of some of Marks & Spencer’s more recent, trend-led fashions as well.
Pantheon, 173 Oxford Street, London W1D 2JR
There are also two Primark shops on Oxford Street – one at either end – so wherever you are you’ll be able to get your fast fashion fix. Their store at the Tottenham Court Road end of Oxford Street is newer, however, with giant LED screens, 111 cash desks and 92 fitting rooms, so it has the added bonus of not feeling quite as busy as other Primark stores.
14-28 Oxford Street, London W1D 1AU
High street giant H&M opened their revamped Oxford Circus flagship store in 2013, and it now spans six floors: stocking women’s, men’s, kids’ and Divided collections. There is also a shoe lounge, a ‘chill out’ area, spacious new changing rooms and free wifi throughout the store.
Oxford Circus, London W1B 2ES
Just across the road from H&M is the world’s largest Topshop and Topman store. This flagship store covers five floors and attracts 28,000 shoppers each day. Arguably the ultimate Oxford Street shopping destination for young women and men alike.
214 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DA
If your style is slightly less trend-led, however, you should definitely stop by Urban Outfitters. It sells clothing, accessories and homewares for young women and men and stocks a great variety of brands as well as vintage clothing.
200-210 Oxford Street, London W1D 1NU
Intimissimi is an Italian lingerie brand that doesn’t have much of a UK presence outside of London, so their Oxford Street store is definitely worth a visit. They sell good quality underwear – from delicate, sexy designs for women to more classic styles for men – and it isn’t too pricey either.
368-370 Oxford Street, London W1C 1JW
9. Nike Town
Nike’s huge store on Oxford Circus stocks men’s, women’s and children’s Nike shoes as well as clothing and athletic gear. This store has the largest women’s sports clothing and footwear department in Europe, and also has a kids pavilion and trail analysis area to ensure every individual is wearing the right footwear for them.
236 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DE
Tiger stores seem to be popping up all over the UK; offering stylish, fun homewares at amazingly good value. Their Oxford Street store is no different, and we challenge you to go into this shop and not come out with anything.
105-107 Oxford Street, London W1D 2HQ