News About Oxford Street in London
The Latest News & Gossip About Oxford Street in London


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.


New Look Oxford Street Set to Close
Article originally published on: 2018-03-07

New Look has announced plans to reduce its UK store count amid challenged trading performance and a "difficult" retail environment. The list includes its flagship Oxford Street store in London.

Read more... https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/new-look-confirms-plans-shut-12143219

A Massive Food Hall is Coming to Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2018-01-25

The empty space that used to be BHS on Oxford Street is set to be transformed into a massive food hall, boasting 25 (hopefully independent) restaurants, food stalls, and a demo kitchen, opening to the public in autumn.

Read more... http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/25/a-massive-food-hall-is-coming-to-oxford-street-7259812/

A massive food hall is coming to Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2018-01-25

Gentrification seems to be plaguing every high street, so it’s refreshing news that a bit of culture over retail will be injected into Oxford Street.

Read more... http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/25/a-massive-food-hall-is-coming-to-oxford-street-7259812/

Biggest food hall in the UK set for Oxford Street as three new foodie markets come to London
Article originally published on: 2018-01-23

Mannequins will make way for food stalls at the former BHS store in Oxford Street as it transforms into a bustling hub for foodies under plans to open as the UK’s largest food hall. BHS ceased trading in 2016 and the site sat largely empty until Polish fashion label Reserved moved in last year. Now, the remaining space at the beleaguered department store chain will be the flagship branch of a new venture bringing three permanent food markets to the capital. A disused Tube station ticket hall in Fulham and a former nightclub in Victoria will also be transformed. Between them the markets will feature more than 50 bars and eateries, including outposts of well-known London restaurants and street food traders as well as a smaller number of start-ups.

Read more... https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/restaurants/biggest-food-hall-in-the-uk-set-for-oxford-street-as-three-new-foodie-markets-come-to-london-a3747051.html

Biggest food hall in the UK set for Oxford Street as three new foodie markets come to London
Article originally published on: 2018-01-23

Mannequins will make way for food stalls at the former BHS store in Oxford Street as it transforms into a bustling hub for foodies under plans to open as the UK’s largest food hall. BHS ceased trading in 2016 and the site sat largely empty until Polish fashion label Reserved moved in last year. Now, the remaining space at the beleaguered department store chain will be the flagship branch of a new venture bringing three permanent food markets to the capital. A disused Tube station ticket hall in Fulham and a former nightclub in Victoria will also be transformed. Between them the markets will feature more than 50 bars and eateries, including outposts of well-known London restaurants and street food traders as well as a smaller number of start-ups.

Read more... https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/restaurants/biggest-food-hall-in-the-uk-set-for-oxford-street-as-three-new-foodie-markets-come-to-london-a3747051.html

Oxford Street is Europe's Busiest Street
Article originally published on: 2018-01-10

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

Semi-Famous Woman Shopping at Sales on Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2018-01-09

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

Woman hit by London bus on Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2018-01-07

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

Big Ball Stops Traffic on Oxford Street in London
Article originally published on: 2018-01-05

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/

Time is running out to have a say on Oxford Street pedestrianisation
Article originally published on: 2017-12-27

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/

Panic on Oxford Street as armed police respond to reports of gunshots
Article originally published on: 2017-12-26

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

Six fascinating things you never knew about Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2017-12-23

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

Mandarin Oriental unveils plans for second London hotel near Oxford Street
Article originally published on: 2017-12-19

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/

Residents and business asked to say ‘no’ to Oxford Street plans
Article originally published on: 2017-12-18

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/

Man abandoned on Oxford Street as a baby in middle of the Blitz finally traces birth family and is reunited with Good Samaritan who found him
Article originally published on: 2017-12-16

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

And they're off! Thousands descend on Oxford Street for the first big Christmas shopping weekend of the year
Article originally published on: 2017-12-02

With just over three weeks to go until Christmas, shoppers have showed out in force to start buying gifts for their loved ones. Thousands descended on Oxford Street in London for West End shopping to kick off the first weekend of December.

Read more... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5139429/Thousands-hit-Oxford-Street-big-Christmas-shop.html

Unveiled: radical plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street by Christmas 2018
Article originally published on: 2017-11-06

Plans to transform Oxford Street into a pedestrianised boulevard to rival Paris or New York’s shopping districts by Christmas next year were finally published today.

Read more... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/unveiled-radical-plan-to-pedestrianise-oxford-street-by-next-christmas-a3677081.html

Revealed: Mayor's plans to pedestrianise London's Oxford Street next year
Article originally published on: 2017-11-06

Radical plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street are set to get underway next year to provide a traffic-free space in central London in time for the full launch of Elizabeth Line services.

Read more... http://www.cityam.com/275166/mayor-plans-londons-oxford-street-go-traffic-free-next-yea


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