Oxford Street

Yesterday we did Regent Street.  So today we’re turning left at Oxford Circus to explore the western half of  Oxford Street.

Oxford Circus legible London sign

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.

Oxford Street traffic sign

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.

House of Fraser lights (1)

It’s this concentration of big shops in one location that brings the crowds.  Next door to House of Fraser is John Lewis.

HF JL lights straightI like the combination of the curtain of lights on the John Lewis wall and the lights suspended high above the street.

Oxford Street lights and balls

So when the busy streets get too much for me, I should just look up.

Oxford Street light

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  1. I have a love-hate relationship with these big malls and shopping areas too. That said, they are indeed decked up oh-so-beautifully during Christmas, a sight to watch, for sure! 🙂

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  2. All of these are so wonderfully festive – even if it is more geometric and modern in nature. 🙂 I’m in Delhi right now and there are hardly any signs of Xmas! Looking forward to next week home in Bandra where it is done in style!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      I brought home some Indian stars made of paper which look great as Christmas decorations.

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    2. Karolyn Cooper says:

      I brought home some Indian stars made of card, which look great as Christmas decorations.

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