■ Oxford Street is a London street, located in the city of Westminster. With over three hundred stores, it is one of the most famous and active commercial streets in the world. In fact, at any hour it is quivering with activities and it is inadvisable to reach the area by car and public transport like buses, while the subway offers numerous lines and four stations along the way. The road is cut about halfway from Oxford Circus, from which branches Regent Street to the north and south. Another important cross is New Bond Street, home to the highest-end stores in the capital. The Oxford Street traces the one of the ancient urban stretch of the Via Trinobantina, a Roman road that linked Hampshire with Colchester: it was one of the main roads of the ancient Britain. Between the XII and XVIII century the road was known as the "Tyburn Road" (toponym referring to the Tyburn River that once ran south). In this era, it was mainly known as the last stretch of road traveled by the inmates of the Newgate prison, before being beheaded at the Tyburn gallows. It was only in 1792 that the street look the name of Oxford Street, with which it is still known. The name probably derives from the Earl of Oxford, who in the late eighteenth century bought most of the surrounding fields; the latter developed over time, hosting first masks and events and then, in the nineteenth century, the first shops. Oxford Street suffered heavy bombing during the Second World War; sadly known, it was that which took place on the night between 17 and 18 September 1940. It is mentioned in many works by Charles Dickens. In the Tale of two cities, although under the guise of "Oxford Road", the road is described as "poor in buildings", despite the urban development of the area was in an advanced stage already at the end of the eighteenth century. Also mention is made of Oxford Street in Sketches by Boz and Casa Desolata. The road is also a "land" for the British edition of the Monopoly board game, where together with Regent Street and Bond Street it forms the green set; these toponyms have been grouped as they represent the main shopping streets in London■ 🔆🍃🎯🤹♂️🎖🎈✨🎨🚀🎶📽🔝⚛ℹ🕺🆓️💥🤗💁♂️🇬🇧🌍
Anyone fancy an insta picnic with me?! 🥂 Everyone’s welcome! 🤗
In case you’re wondering where I’ll be for the next week, I’ll be enjoying my favourite city in the world - London! 🇬🇧 And I’ll be sharing one of favourite (& instagrammable) places each day for the next 7 days on my stories (so check back and come say hi!)
As for today’s favourite, Tower Bridge holds a very special place in my heart! 😘 For those of you traveling here, this is a MUST SEE! You can see it from this spot by getting off at London Bridge station and walking along the water towards Tower Bridge.
What are your favourite spots in London? Let the inspiration flow! 👇