Things Around Oxford Street

Oxford Street is the worshipping ground of shoppers from across the globe looking for the most fashionable apparel taken or copied from the catwalk. The often frantic retail road houses all types of high street chains including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, H & M, Mango and Zara. Some of its oldest stores including Selfridges and Debenhams, which opened in 1909, are still going strong despite the allure of new stores.
The high street is bookended by youth favourite Primark and there are several tube stations that cater for the area. Starting with Tottenham Court Road and travelling west the other stations are Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Marble Arch.
The two nearest railway stations are Marylebone Station, which is a 16 minute walk and Euston at around 20 minutes is a little longer.
The attractions near Oxford Street vary but art is greatly celebrated in the area.
The Handel House Museum is a stunningly restored Georgian house in Mayfair where composer George Frederic Handel lived from 1723 until his death. He wrote many masterpieces here including Messiah and now the house has been converted into a museum that also provides talks and concerts throughout the year.
The work at the Animation Art Gallery, in Upper Brook Street, are beauties to behold with bright art canvasses from major art studios including Warner Bros, Walt Disney, and the Simpsons.
To marvel at an iconic building when on Oxford Street take a look down Portland Place where the beautiful BBC headquarters is based. Created in 1932 it is a Grade II listed building with its art deco design.
Want to learn how to make authentic Italian food? Study with the Caldesi family where you can pick up the many different names of pasta and how to cook various dishes to perfection.
Oxford Street may be synonymous with shopping but it provides a fuller menu than that to fill the stomachs of curious tourists in the area.

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