Being such a busy part of London, Oxford Street is often in the press. Stories about celebrities visiting nigthclubs near Oxford Street; terrorism threats to central London; or the latest product launches; Oxford Street is rarely out of the news.
These our some of the most recent and high-profile stories about Oxford Street.
A man who was abandoned in a box on Oxford Street as a baby 74 years ago has finally traced his birth family.
Read more... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/man-abandoned-on-oxford-street-as-a-baby-in-the-middle-of-the-blitz-finally-traces-birth-family-and-a3721081.html
Better Oxford Street, the campaign formed by the amenity societies in Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho (and backed by Fitzrovia News) is asking residents and local business to say “no” in the current consultation on plans for the “transformation” of Oxford Street.
Read more... https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2017/12/18/residents-and-business-asked-to-say-no-to-oxford-street-plans/
The famously extravagant Mandarin Oriental group has unveiled plans for its second hotel in London: a West End outpost to complement the group’s well-established Knightsbridge property.
The new Mandarin Oriental Mayfair will open on leafy Hanover Square, a relatively quiet setting within an easy stroll of both Oxford Street and Regent Street, with the rest of London readily accessible via the soon-to-open Bond Street Crossrail station, which will face the hotel.
The Mandarin Oriental group will oversee the management of the property, which is being developed by Clivedale London and designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the same architectural firm that drew up the plans for 122 Leadenhall Street (otherwise known as The Cheesegrater).
Read more... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/mandarin-oriental-to-open-second-london-hotel/
It's Christmas next week. Joy to the world. Except for those who haven't done their Christmas shopping yet. Shame on you all (and good luck).
With millions expected to descend on Oxford Street this weekend, we thought we'd try and make it all a little bit more interesting for you by revealing some of the street's fascinating hidden secrets. From secret rooftop gardens to its very dark past, here are six fascinating things you never knew about Europe's busiest shopping destination.
Read more... https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/attractions/six-fascinating-things-you-never-knew-about-oxford-street-a3723461.html
Armed police were called to Oxford Street in London after panicked shoppers thought they heard gunshots on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
One woman was hurt in a fall and a large window was broken at the House of Fraser department store after bargain hunters rushed outside. The Metropolitan police said there was no evidence of any gunshots.
It comes a month after nervous shoppers fled the Oxford Circus shopping area after reports of gunfire during the Black Friday sales, which also turned out to be a false alarm.
Tweeters reported “panic on Oxford Street as ‘hundreds run and scream’ after reports of an incident” .
Read more... One woman hurt in fall as panic spreads among shoppers on central London street – but police find no evidence of weapon being fired
Oxford Street could be pedestrianised by this time next year – but you only have a week left to have your say. If you’ve attempted to travel into central London at any point in the last two weeks, you’ll know it’s a smog-filled nightmare of slow walkers, loud vehicles and crowded traffic crossings.
Read more... http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/27/time-running-say-oxford-street-pedestrianisation-7187166/
Oxford Street was brought to a standstill when a giant inflatable ball was suspended ahead of London’s Lumiere Festival. However, due to the uncontrollable wind blowing in the air, the ball moved way too much. It happened during the rush hours, therefore, all the lanes were closed to avoid any accident while workers were trying to secure the white ball.
Read more... http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/bizarre/giant-ball-causes-standstill-in-the-busiest-streets-of-london-5012703/
A woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a bus in central London.
The pedestrian, in her mid-20s, suffered head injuries after she was struck by the double-decker bus on the corner of Oxford Street and Vere Street at 10:50 GMT.
Read more... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42596019
Rebekah Vardy stepped out in London on Tuesday morning.
The wife of Leicester City and England footballer Jamie Vardy went to the shops shopping for the January sales on Oxford Street. She went to Next and some other shops. She was followed throughout by a photographer from the Daily Mail.
Read more... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5250519/Bronzed-Rebekah-Vardy-continues-display-jungle-tan.html
London's Oxford Street is the most frequently visited European high street with over 13,500 people visiting its stores every hour, according to BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The consultancy claims that Europe’s most popular streets are in the UK, Germany, Spain and France. The second most popular street in the ranking is Kaufingerstraße in Munich (with 12, 832 visitors) followed by Calle de de Preciados in Madrid (with 12, 292 visitors) and Zeil in Frankfurt (with 10,280 visitors). Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris (with 10,277 visitors) is the fifth. Two high-streets in Barcelona came sixth and seventh, one in Madrid is eighth, another in London is ninth and the tenth most popular shopping street is also in Madrid.
Read more... http://english.eurobuildcee.com/?page=news&id=23404
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