Yesterday we did Regent Street. So today we’re turning left at Oxford Circus to explore the western half of Oxford Street.
Oxford Street is home to some of London’s largest shops (Selfridges, Primark, Debenhams etc), but I have a love/hate relationship with it. On some days, especially in Christmas shopping season, crossing the street to reach the station, the gym and all points south, can be a nightmare. Even the people who arrange Christmas events warn us to stay away.
I’ve tried hard to capture some images of Oxford Street’s Christmas lights with a more positive feeling. The department stores, like House of Fraser, do try hard.
It’s this concentration of big shops in one location that brings the crowds. Next door to House of Fraser is John Lewis.
So when the busy streets get too much for me, I should just look up.