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Oxford Street
UK road A40.svg
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View east along Oxford Street in May 2016
Former name(s) Via Trinobantina
Tyburn Road
Maintained by Transport for London
Length
Oxford Street
Length 1.2
Location London, United Kingdom
Postal code W1
Nearest Tube station
  • Marble Arch
  • Bond Street
  • Oxford Circus
  • Tottenham Court Road
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West end Marble Arch
East end Tottenham Court Road / Charing Cross Road
Other
Known for
Oxford Street December 2006
The view west along Oxford Street in December 2006, showing Selfridges department store in the background.

Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, and has about 300 shops.

The street forms part of the A40 road, which connects London to Oxford. Like many roads in central London which are no longer through routes it is not signposted with the road number.

Roughly halfway along Oxford Street is Oxford Circus, a busy intersection with Regent Street. A diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus opened in 2009, currently the only one of its kind in central London.

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