Oxford Street History
Fascinating information about the history of Oxford Street


Oxford Street is rich in history. A famous location in modern humanity, no wonder it is so famous. If you are visiting London you may well be interested in the history and culture of the area.

This is a great place to start when learning about Oxford Steet's history.


The street derives its name in part from being a segment of the old London-Oxford Road which began at Newgate, City of London. Today the road forms part of the A40, although it is not signposted as this, like other roads in central London.

The original Oxford Street location dates back to the Roman times as do so many roads in the UK. The current name of Oxford Street was adopted in the 18th century as The Duke of Oxford had purchased much of the surrounding land.


For more information about the history of London's most important streets take a look at FORBIDDEN.LONDON's London Guide.


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