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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HB

0.14km

18th century period townhouse, home of baroque composer George Frideric HandelRead more

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Spencer House, London
Spencer House
Spencer House, London, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

0.7km

18th-century mansion with restored state rooms and gardenRead more

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Clarence House
Clarence House
Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

0.79km

Official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of CornwallRead more

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Apsley House
Apsley House
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

0.84km

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

0.95km

Official London residence of the British monarch, public tours of the state rooms, includes Queen's Gallery and Royal...Read more

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF

0.99km

18th-century house where Benjamin Franklin lived for 16 years, exhibits on his life, science activitiesRead more

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

1.05km

Exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, located at Buckingham PalaceRead more

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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

1.08km

17th century ornate building used for entertaining, designed by Inigo Jones, only remaining component of the Palace...Read more

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Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

1.37km

Mid-19th century period house with original papers, furniture and items relating to author Charles DickensRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

1.39km

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

1.58km

18th-century townhouse home of 18th-century English writer Samuel JohnsonRead more

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

1.7km

Tours of the official London residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyRead more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

2.38km

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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Mansion House, London
Mansion House
Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

2.38km

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace
18 Stafford Terrace, 18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH

2.44km

Also known as Linley Sambourne House, home of the Victorian Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, features much...Read more

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Freud Museum
Freud Museum
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

2.7km

Home of Dr. Sigmund Freud, features his study, exhibits on his life and works, collection of Ancient Egyptian...Read more

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Keats House
Keats House
Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

2.98km

Early 19th century home of Romantic poet John KeatsRead more

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FAQs about Oxford Circus and Historic Houses in London


Oxford Street in London is approximately one and a quarter miles long (two kilometres).



Oxford Street is located in the borough of Westminster in central London.

Oxford Street can be considered to form part of the districts of Fitzrovia, Soho and Mayfair .



Oxford Street is home to approximately 300 shops including many famous brands. Some of the most well known shops include: Selfridges, TopShop, Disney Store, Zara, O2, Nike Town, Marks & Spencer, The Body Shop, John Lewis, Pandora and many more.

For a full list of shops on Oxford Street see the Oxford Street shopping section of our website here: https://loveoxfordstreet.com/oxford-street/guide



The Oxford Street shops generally close at 9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; they close at 10pm on Thursday; and 6pm on Sunday.



Oxford Street is located in central London (England, United Kingdom) in the borough of Westminster. The nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Marble Arch.

Oxford Street can be considered to form part of the districts of Fitzrovia, Soho and Mayfair .

It is one of the key markers for the "West End". An area of London known for its tourist attractions, shopping, theatres, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Oxford Circus, which is located approximately in the middle of Oxford Street has a latitude of 51.514957 and a longitude of -0.144562.



Selfridges is one of the most famous department stores in London and well worth a visit if you are in central London. It is easy to find. It is located at 400 Oxford Street, close to Bond Street tube station.

For a map showing the location of Selfridges visit: https://loveoxfordstreet.com/oxford-street/map

For help getting to Oxford Street visit: https://loveoxfordstreet.com/oxford-street/location/



Central London has many fantastic shopping streets crammed with all manner of shops selling goodies you never even knew you needed until you see them.

Jermyn Street is a particularly good example of this, when construction work is not going on - which is almost never - it is one of the most beautiful streets in St James's lined with exclusive shops selling men's clothing and male grooming products - silver cut-throat razors and the like.

Oxford Street is perhaps the most famous shopping street in London if not the World with approximately three hundred shops squeezed in to a 2km long road.

Regent Street which crosses Oxford Street is arguably as well known, at least to Monopoly fans. Regent Street is home to the flagship Apple store in London; Burberry's flagship store; and of course the kids' favourite, the World famous Hamley's Toy Store.

Another famous London shopping street which meets Oxford Street is Bond Street (comprising of Old Bond Street and New Bond Street). It is a true fashion mecca housing flagship stores by Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and many other leading fashion brands.


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Blue Plaques in London

David Storey Blue Plaque - David Storey b.1933 novelist lived here 1956-1961
H. N. Brailsford Blue Plaque - Henry Noel Brailsford 1873-1958 writer, champion of equal and free humanity, lived here
Clerks Well Stone Plaque - AD 1800. William Round, Joseph Bird, church wardens.      For the better accommodation of the Neighbourhood this Pump was removed to the Spot where it now stands. The spring by which it is supplied is situated four feet eastward and round it as History informs us the Parish Clerks of London in remote Ages annually performed sacred Plays that custom caused it to be denominated Clerks Well and from which this Parish derived its Name. The water was greatly esteemed by the Prior and Brethren of the
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Brown Plaque - Elizabeth Barrett Barrett  Poetess,  afterwards wife  of  Robert Browning,  lived here  1838-1846
John Maynard Keynes Blue Plaque - John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946 economist lived here 1916-1946
Roger Bannister Blue Plaque - Sir Roger Bannister while a medical student at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1951-54, trained on the cinder track on this site in preparation for the first under 4 minute mile run in Oxford on 6th May 1954.

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