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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

Howard Carter Blue Plaque - Howard Carter 1874-1939 Egyptologist and discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun lived here
Charles I, Hubert Le Sueur, Richard Weston, And Joshua Marshall Bronze Plaque - King Charles I  1625 - 1649  This bronze statue was made in 1633 for   Lord Treasurer Weston  by Hubert Le Sueur.  It was aquired for the Crown  and set up here in 1675.  The carved work of the pedestal  being executed by Joshua Marshall
King William Street Underground Station, London Blue Plaque - Site of  King William Street Underground Station  first city terminus  1890-1900
Stewart Duke-Elder Blue Plaque - Sir Stewart Duke-Elder 1898-1978 ophthalmologist lived and worked here 1934-1976
Wood Plaque № 32932 - The body of the British unknown warrior arrived at platform 8 at 8.32pm on the 10th November 1920 and lay here overnight before interment at Westminster Abbey on 11th November 1920
Thomas Cochrane And David Beatty Blue Plaque - Here lived Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald 1775-1860 and later David, Earl Beatty, OM 1871-1936 Admirals

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