If you’re staying in one of the many hotels near Oxford Street London, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Every day of the week, no matter if it’s a working day or a weekend or even a bank holiday, Oxford Street is packed full of visitors from all around the world, searching out the latest bargain, purchasing souvenirs to remember their trip to London, and soaking up the atmosphere from one of the world’s most famous shopping districts.
With so many visitors hitting Oxford Street every single day, making the most of your trip to Oxford Street is important; starting with a comfortable stay in one of the 5-star hotels London is renowned for. Offering a comfortable but luxurious stay, the Marble Arch Montcalm overlooks Oxford Street; conveniently placed to do your shopping and then enjoy some well-earned relaxing time. So how do you maximise your enjoyment of the icon that is Oxford Street?
There’s a lot more to it than just the main street
Oxford Street itself is the main street that runs down the centre, but cutting across Oxford Street are some real gems and hidden areas with some great opportunities to find great bargains and treats. Carnaby Street is one of the most famous with an array of independent and unique stores, including the tv-famous ChockyWockyDooDah, which sells and displays creations of great majesty – all made of chocolate. Covent Garden is another focal point slightly away from Oxford Street, and if you follow any of the roads heading south from the main street you will end up in the theatre district of London’s West End.
Hit the department stores
Department stores are a great way to spend a day enjoying a variety of different labels, brands and products – all under one roof. Featuring multiple cafes, restaurants, departments and brands, London’s Oxford Street is packed full of some of the world’s best department stores – a great way to maximise your shopping time and make sure you cover homeware, clothes, beauty, accessories and much more. The stores also offer shopping bag storage – so you don’t have to carry all of your purchases up and down Oxford Street until it’s time to head home!
It seems to be a common theme across London that people move as quickly as they possibly can, with not much concern for those around them. Oxford Street is no different, and with the sheer volume of bodies that can fill the streets at any one time, the swift movement of shoppers in all different directions can become quite disorientating and stressful. Combat this by allowing yourself to slow down, and take the back streets where you can. Behind many of the stores on the north side of Oxford Street you will find public and private gardens – green spaces that, if you didn’t know they were there, you almost certainly would never find.
A number of the hotels near Oxford Street London are also located just behind the street itself adding a sense of grandeur to the back streets that make these enjoyable and interesting to walk along. Not to mention they tend to be far less busy!