Oxford Street in London is the perfect place for a shopping spree! Not only are there great shops, but so many beautiful department stores, iconic British shops, great cafes and even better restaurants. There are over 300 shops for you to explore so you can spend an entire day here, if not more, so we’re here with a few tips to help make the day go as smoothly as possible. So, get ready to head to Oxford Street and have an amazing day.
Travelling To Oxford Street
The first thing you need to think about for your shopping trip is how you’re going to get there! Luckily, Oxford Street is extremely accessible, both from within London as well as from all over the country. So, you can get the train into Oxford Circus station, you could get the tram to Oxford Circus underground, you could get the bus to one of the many stops along the road depending on the route you’re on, you could park at Oxford Street London Parking or you could also walk from somewhere else in London! Your options really are endless depending on how you like or need to travel, so getting there won’t be an issue.
Avoid The Weekends in December
Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping streets in the whole of Europe, with up to half a million visitors every day! As a result, you can imagine how busy it gets, which is heightened even more over Christmas. The busiest times are over the weekend, so if you can avoid it, we’d definitely say to plan your trip on a weekday. This will not only make sure that all the shops are well stocked, but it will also make it far less stressful. It can also get busy after people finish work at around 5:30pm, so if you can start early in the day that’s even better.
Make Sure To Factor In A Break
Last but not least, it is so important that you factor in a break throughout the day. Not only will it do you good to sit down for a while, access what you’ve bought and figure out what else you need to get, but it will also give you the chance to experience some of the fantastic food and drink around Oxford Street! You could go to Bond Street tearooms for some delicious afternoon tea, Kintan Japanese BBQ for an incredible and contemporary Japanese meal or Huffkins Oxford Street in John Lewis for a cute cafe lunch. If you want a quick stop off, there are so many coffee shops on and just around Oxford Street, so you definitely won’t be stuck for choice! Having a break is always a good idea, especially if you visit Oxford Street when it’s busy, so when you are in the shops you’re definitely making the most of it! This is such a simple way to make sure that you enjoy your day as much as possible and also get a chance to relax.